Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Electrician

Recruitment #220619-2370CO-001


Are you an experienced electrician? Looking for a career with the State of Connecticut?
If so, we invite you to explore this outstanding opportunity!

The Department of Correction is recruiting for Correctional Electrician to fill current vacancies at Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire and New Haven Correctional Center in New Haven. This recruitment may be utilized for anticipated additional vacancies Statewide within the agency.

These positions are full time, Monday through Friday, first shift 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is entitled to excellent benefits including health, dental and a 25 year hazardous duty retirement.

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.

To learn more about maintenance positions within the Department of Correction:

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.

Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email 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 electrical systems and equipment.


Repairs, maintains and installs electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, generators, wiring, switches, fixtures, circuit breakers, emergency lighting, fire alarms, etc.; determines electrical malfunctions using test instruments such as amp meter, voltmeter and VOM tester and repairs defects by replacing burnt out elements, fuses or wiring and cleaning or re-wiring components; provides instruction and training and maintains custody of and disciplines a group of inmates assigned electrical maintenance duties; instructs inmates in planning, layout and wiring of new installations and making equipment adjustments using hand tools; keeps records and completes necessary reports; evaluates performance of each inmate assigned to work area; maintains discipline and enforces security measures; 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 custodial 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 electrical repair and installation work; knowledge of principles and operations of electrical systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze quickly and accurately extent and cause of electrical malfunctions and failures; ability to interpret and revise electrical wiring and schematic drawings; ability to plan, layout and schedule maintenance assignments and estimate costs; ability to operate and utilize computerized and automated control systems; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to instruct others in techniques and skills of electrical maintenance work; ability to perform under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; some supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience as an electrician.

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 the highly skilled level.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school in the electrical 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.


  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure in commercial buildings.
  • Experience in the installation and repair of control wiring for motors, automation, fire-alarm, security CCTV and data networks.
  • Experience in inspection, testing and repair of electrical appliances including kitchen and laundry equipment.
  • Experience with standby generators, transfer switch and UPS systems.
  • Experience applying the National Electrical Code.
  • Experience with computers – Building Management Systems and Microsoft Office Suite, including outlook and excel.
  • Valid E-1 or E-2 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. 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 and to the hazards and discomfort of working with electrical power systems.



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.