Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Electronics Technician

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220608-2371CO-001

Introduction



Do you have a passion for the maintenance and repair of electronics? 
If so, look no further and consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for a Correctional Electronics Technician to work within the DOC District 1 Maintenance in Enfield and Somers, CT and the Corrigan Correctional Institution in Montville, 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 the maintenance and repair of: 
  • Facility door programmable logic controllers (PLC) and interlock systems; 
  • Metal detectors; 
  • Facility intercom and paging systems; 
  • Intrusion alarm systems (i.e. sensors, infrared and microwave); 
  • Fence alarms; 
  • CT video recorders, monitors, and surveillance cameras; 
  • Fire alarm systems; 
  • Environmental direct digital controls (DDC); 
  • Hand held radios, base station radio equipment and repeaters; 
  • Man-down alarm sensors and systems; 
  • UPS/battery backup units for all security based systems; 
  • Low voltage distribution systems. 
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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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 Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a Department of Correction facility or district, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks and/or acting as a working supervisor for inmates in the repair, maintenance and installation of various electronic security systems and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs technical duties in installation, maintenance, repair and testing of highly technical security surveillance and life safety and alarm systems and communication equipment; fabricates special electronic devices and systems as needed; uses a variety of testing/measuring equipment and data to locate electronic malfunctions, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair systems and equipment; trains, instructs and supervises inmates, assigned to an electronics repair shop, in repair, calibration and testing of electronic equipment and systems such as television cameras and monitors, telecommunication receivers and transmitters including AM and AM-FM radios and inter-institution telephone and public address equipment; acts as a liaison with outside vendors for purposes of ordering parts, troubleshooting problems and researching solutions to technical problems; maintains inventory of replacement parts; may inspect and/or test fire alarm equipment to comply with Connecticut Life Safety Code to ensure system integrity; performs daily key and tool control counts; keeps accurate and detailed records and makes necessary reports; works with Correctional Locksmiths and Correctional General Maintenance Officers on work assignment basis; maintains custody, evaluates performance of and disciplines inmates assigned to work areas; may perform supplemental duties related to other trade disciplines based on experience, knowledge, skills and agency needs; 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of concepts and principles of electronics; considerable knowledge of maintenance, installation and servicing of electronic security systems and equipment; considerable knowledge of specialized test equipment used in servicing of electronic equipment; considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment involved in electronic repair and installation work; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to quickly and accurately analyze extent and cause of electronic malfunctions; ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams and instruction manuals; ability to operate and interpret computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct inmates in techniques and skills of electronics maintenance; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience in electronics repair.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in electronics may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate’s degree.
  2. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a certificate in electronics may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  3. 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience working with, troubleshooting and diagnosing fire alarm systems, analog and digital video surveillance systems, programmable logic controllers and input/output interfaces, intercom systems, audio amplifier and public address systems, and building automation systems; 
  • Experience configuring Microsoft Windows workstation and served based computer operating systems; 
  • A Connecticut C-5 or C-6 license. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certification at the time of appointment.
  3. 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.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by facility supervisors.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  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 duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applications upon a conditional offer of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates and to the danger and discomfort of working with electrical equipment.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.