Building Maintenance Supervisor (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220727-1290TC-001


In the State of ConnecticutGateway Community College (GCC) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  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 policies, and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.   

Gateway Community College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves, as well as awards associates degrees and certificates.  The majority of our students are focused on completing their studies at the college and transferring to a 4-year institution.  

We are recruiting for an experienced Building Maintenance Supervisor to work at our campus located in New Haven, CT.   This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 1st shift,  Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm with overtime as needed.  The incumbent in this role will be responsible for ensuring that building maintenance, repair, sanitation and cleanliness is maintained at the highest standards.

As a state employee, you would be eligible to participate in our competitive benefits plan, which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits.

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 background check.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

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.  Applicants are encourage to regularly check your email for notifications.  Please check your SPAM and/or JUNK folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.   Those 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

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The immediately vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.



In a state agency this class is accountable for functioning in one of the following ways:

  1. 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.
  2. As chief physical plant employee at a moderate sized state institution in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution. 
  3. As chief physical plant employee at a regional vocational technical school in charge of custodial and maintenance services for the entire institution.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 supervising custodial and maintenance operations including cleaning program and preventative maintenance program.
  • Supervisory experience such as maintaining a work schedule, assigning tasks, record keeping, daily inspections, overtime protocols, attendance tracking and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Experience in supervising employees in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience coordinating and managing the work of subcontractors and vendors.
  • Experience in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems, inclusive of the operation of computerized Building Management Systems to manage heating, cooling and lighting.
  • Ability to assess building conditions and prioritize/perform maintenance and repairs, as needed.
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, floorcare equipment, basic tools, landscape equipment (mowers, leaf blower, snowblower).


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.


  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.


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.

*See Addendum



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