Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Plumber And Steamfitter


Recruitment #220608-2252CO-001


Are you looking for your next opportunity in your plumbing and steamfitting career? 
If so, look no further and consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for a Correctional Plumber & Steamfitter at the Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Brooklyn, CT. This recruitment will also be used to fill future vacancies throughout state correctional facilities as openings occur within the next year. 

Our Mission: 

The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens, and offenders.

Position Highlights: 

This position is full-time, Monday to Friday, first shift with a schedule of 7:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Key responsibilities for this position include: 
  • Repair of critical systems such as: Drinking piping distribution/pumping; hot water heating; steam distribution piping; drain (sanitary) piping; and cell fixtures (toilets, sinks, and showers); 
  • Supervising assigned inmates at a Correctional Institution; 
  • Keeping record of tool/inventory control; 
  • Protecting the health and safety of the public, staff and inmates; 
  • Snow and ice removal to maintain safe access for the police, medical, staff and the public; 
  • Maintaining mandated compliances with Federal & State statute and agency directives and policies by assuring humane conditions of confinement in the facility through repair and maintenance. 
Selected candidates will be required to attend a 14 week hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT. 

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in an exceptional benefits package, which includes:
  • Excellent health and dental benefits; 
  • A 25 year Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan; 
  • Group Life Insurance; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A work - life balance! 
Click below to learn more about the dynamic DOC Maintenance team

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the repair, monitoring and installation of plumbing, heating and steam-fitting activities.


Plans, lays out and schedules work; instructs inmates in methods and techniques of measuring, cutting, threading and installing pipes, valves, gauges, and other fixtures involving the use of hand tools, pipe cutters, and pipe threading and bending machines; determines defects and maintains piping system for steam, gas, water, air and pressure; trains inmates in reading blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations; performs preventative maintenance; utilizes troubleshooting techniques to address problems with plumbing and steamfitting systems; repairs fire protection systems; performs air quality testing; acts as liaison with outside vendors, contractors and agency staff; works on specialized equipment relating to trade area; performs work on high pressure steam equipment; tests and monitor pumps, boilers and heating systems; keeps records and makes necessary reports; maintains custody and discipline and evaluates the performance of each inmate assigned to work area; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; may purchase equipment; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; may be required to operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in plumbing and steamfitting trades; knowledge of building codes; knowledge of maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems; basic knowledge of operation of institutional steam boilers and heating systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to read blueprints and schematics; ability to work in confined spaces; ability to troubleshoot issues relating to plumbing and steamfitting; ability to instruct inmates or other employees in techniques and skills of plumbing and steamfitting; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience as a plumber and/or steamfitter.

Note: Based on an individual’s technical experience, the length of credited service will be determined at the discretion of facility management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at a highly skilled level.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the trade may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  2. Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience with repair and maintenance of commercial plumbing systems and associated controls; 
  • A valid P1 or P2 license. 


  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facility supervisors.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates who have access to tools of the trade as weapons and may be exposed to the danger and discomfort associated with tools and machinery used in the trade.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.