Are you looking to grow your career with the State? If so, read below and apply today!
DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.
These positions are responsible for a wide variety of tasks. These responsibilities include:
- Lawncare and general grounds keeping;
- Building maintenance;
- Custodial tasks;
- Snow and Ice removal from Nov. 1 to April 15 annually (Mandatory). This requires being called in after hours and may require multiple days per event. As an essential employee, attendance is required even if the state is closed by the Governor;
- Assisting other employees; and
- Other related tasks as deemed necessary.
These are full-time positions, 7:30AM-3:30PM, Monday-Friday.
The current openings are based in Meriden but can be used statewide for all DESPP facilities, specifically but not limited to the CSP/POST Training Academy, Mulcahy Campus, and the Simsbury Firing Range.
What we can offer you
We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
- Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
- Excellent health and dental coverage
- Retirement plans and more!
- Providing limitless opportunities;
- Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
- Performing meaningful work; and
- Encouraging a healthy work life balance
• In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important Information 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.
Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
- Current State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations, Cover Letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
- Non-State Employees: Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor, Cover letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for performing duties a substantial amount of time (75%) in one or both of the following areas:
- patient/client transportation
- grounds care (outside services) equipment operation
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate equipment and vehicles used in daily work; ability to learn policies and procedures; ability to operate, care for and perform minor maintenance on tools and equipment used in daily work; some ability in simple recordkeeping.
Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
- Experience operating commercial zero-turn mowers, weed trimmers, and landscaping hand tools.
- Experience operating machinery (i.e. skid-steer, backhoes, loaders and trucks up to 5 ton capacity).
- Experience in snow and ice removal (i.e. plowing, snow blowers, shoveling and de-icing).
- Experience in custodial tasks (i.e. floorcare, cleaning and sanitizing, trash removal).
- Experience in building maintenance (i.e. bulb changing, sink and toilet repair, HVAC filter changing).
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
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.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
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.
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.