Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Superintendent 1 (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #220721-1299TC-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us! 

The DMHAS, Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) seeks a qualified individual for the position of Building Superintendent 1 (PCN 26504). The position will be responsible for supervising the housekeeping department (14 FTE) as well as the Shipping and Receiving person and our Mail Handler. This position is vital to maintaining continuous compliance with the requirements of The Joint Commission (TJC) for accreditation as a psychiatric hospital. In addition the requirements of the NFPA and the Board of Health are vital components included under the Building Superintendent I position..

This Building Superintendent 1 position will be located at 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT. This is a full-time, 37.50 hour per week position. The work schedule is 1st shift, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off!  We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

Connect With Us:

  • 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising remedial and custodial services, minor maintenance, building operations as a shift or functional area supervisor; may be in complete charge of such functions in a small institution (considering size, numbers supervised, and complexity).

In the Department of Administrative Services, in a leased building or building with less complex equipment, this class is accountable for supervising custodial staff and related services.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans building 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; conducts regular and special inspections to insure compliance with standards; inspects properties for defective lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilating and similar facilities and equipment and assigns staff to remedy same or reports to superior; maintains inventory of furniture and equipment and requisitions replacements and supplies; ensures that room(s) are properly set up for special events; investigates reports of willful or malicious damage to state property; supervises minor repair work not requiring services of trades workers; in a small institution may be in complete charge of physical plant, mechanical equipment and grounds; ensures proper temperatures maintained; responds to emergencies on twenty-four hour basis; may conduct new product and equipment testing; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of building custodial care, minor maintenance and operations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to inspect and diagnose repair and improvements needs and to recommend and follow through on solutions; ability to handle problems in one or more areas such as security, transportation, or stores; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in building management or in the operation or maintenance of 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.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity in either the maintenance of buildings or the military experience referenced above.

Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Lead Custodian.


  • Experience supervising a group of custodial workers in a healthcare facility
  • Experience responding to and resolving minor/routine maintenance issues in a healthcare facility
  • Experience working with healthcare facility infection control protocols and procedures including the use and mixing of cleaning agents


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  2. Appointment to unclassified positions within the Connecticut Marketing Authority will be in accordance with Section 22-63a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, 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.


Incumbents may be required to lift and may be exposed to some risk of injury from equipment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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