Do you have a passion for the maintenance and repair of electronics?
If so, look no further and consider joining our team!
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
- 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
- Graduation from a vocational or
technical school with a certificate in electronics may be substituted for one
(1) year of the General Experience.
- 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 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.
- Incumbents in this class must have
reached their 18th birthday.
- 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.
- 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.
- Incumbents in this
class may be required to respond to after hour emergencies as requested by
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- A comprehensive medical examination, including a
controlled substance screening, will be required of all applications upon a
conditional offer of employment.
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.
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.