Are you looking to make a difference while serving your state? If so, read below & apply today!
- The hours for this role are Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 2:30 pm, 37.5 hours per week
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Schedule, assign, oversee and review work of staff
- Provide staff training and assistance
- Conduct performance evaluations
- Determine priorities and plan building and grounds maintenance work
- Establish and maintain building maintenance procedures
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more!
We hope you take this opportunity to join our team and make an impact by serving your state!
*Salary effective July 1, 2022. New State Employees start at the minimum of the salary range
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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. Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
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 question'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.
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
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for functioning in one of the following ways:
As staff assistant to a Plant Facilities Engineer 2 at a major state institution supervises and coordinates maintenance and repair projects in the building and maintenance trades.
As chief physical plant employee at a moderate sized state institution in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution.
As chief physical plant employee at a regional vocational technical school in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans building and grounds maintenance work; establishes and maintains building maintenance procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; inspects buildings and equipment to determine repair and improvement needs; receives repair requests, makes estimates of time and materials to meet requests and prioritizes according to need; maintains inventories of tools, equipment, supplies and orders or requisitions when needed, possibly requiring interaction with vendors; serves as a centralized purchasing officer for properties under his/her authority; coordinates arrangements for deliveries of materials and access to area by workers; arranges alternative plans for areas and services disrupted during construction and/or repair; may solicit bids from outside contractors and inspect contracted work; may read and interpret design blueprints and specifications for small scale renovations and remodeling; may make budget recommendations; performs related duties as required.
CHIEF PHYSICAL PLANT: In charge of such operations as heat supply, custodial work, vehicles and transportation as well as maintenance and repair.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of materials and methods of building repair and maintenance; considerable knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to lay out and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to coordinate work assignments; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of large buildings.
Note: Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Building Superintendent 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- Experience operating building systems, including but not limited too; heating, cooling, and lighting, troubleshooting problems and changing programs as needed, operating variable speed drives and troubleshooting faults
- Experience overseeing school bus maintenance including scheduling of inspection and repairs
- Experience with snow removal on a large scale, e.g., school campuses
- Experience with lawn maintenance on a large scale, e.g. school campuses, commercial, sports field maintenance (fertilizing, irrigation and infield maintenance), prepping and lining of sports fields, etc.
- Experience maintaining and operating closed circuit camera systems and security alarm systems
- Experience troubleshooting repairs at large facilities on heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems.
- Experience with State of Connecticut or other procurement bidding requirement processes and the Trade Labor Contract
- Experience utilizing computer work order systems to generate, assign, track and close out work orders
- Experience conducting safety inspections, building condition assessments, and preparing field observation reports documenting building deficiencies and other safety concerns
- Supervisory experience such as; maintaining a work schedule, assigning tasks, record keeping and conducting annual performance reviews
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
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.
- 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.
- A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment.
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.