Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

General Trades Worker (37.5 Hour)

(TEMPORARY)

Recruitment #220627-0382TC-001

Introduction

Located in Middletown, CT, Middlesex Community College (MXCC) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (BOR).  The CSCU provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training, focused on student success.  Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and polices, and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.  

Established in 1966, MxCC serves Middlesex County and the City of Meriden with comprehensive, accessible, innovative, affordable educational and cultural opportunities.  MxCC's associate degree, certificate, and workforce development programs prepare students for immediate employment or transfer to four-year universities.  Signature programs include new media studies criminal justice, human services, business, radiologic technology, veterinary technology, and the only associate degree program in opticianry in the State of Connecticut.

We are currently seeking applications for one (1) full-time General Trades Worker position to work at our campus in Middletown, CT.  This position is 37.5 hours per week, 1st shift, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Please note that this is a TEMPORARY position.

Selection Plan

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 and must specify your qualifications on your application. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a background check. 

Please ensure your application is complete you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: a resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

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 CSCU-Recruitmentteam@commnet.edu.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.   For all other inquiries, please contact Luisa Duluc at CSCU-Recruitmentteam@commnet.edu. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

This class is accountable for performing highly skilled trades duties in various trade areas.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring the application of trade skills, codes, and standard trade practices in a variety of trade areas including but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVACR, glazing, masonry, painting work, etc; makes estimates of time, personnel, and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas, may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to the trade or trade areas as required; at State owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may operate and maintain heavy earth moving equipment; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of a variety of trade areas; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in one or more trade areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in one or more trade areas.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial, and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with experience in the following is preferred:
  • Valid driver's license
  • 3 years of experience in a maintenance shop environment
  • Ability to use landscape equipment
  • Ability to use other small motorized equipment

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

At State Airports: 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 adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.

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.

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.







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