Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220819-0427TC-001


The State of Connecticut Military Department(CTMD) is accepting applications for a Skilled Maintainer position located at the Governor William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, CT.  

The CTMD is a unique dual-status agency, having both federal and state missions.  The CTMD'S primary public responsibilities are (1) to train, resource and coordinate state emergency response assets and (2) to plan for and protect citizens and their property in times of war, terrorism, invasion, rebellion, riot or disaster.  The CTMD is committed to conducting military operations in an environmentally friendly manner.

Hours: This current position is first shift, Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. (37.5 hours). 

The CTMD offers an excellent salary and a competitive state benefits package that includes healthcare and dental coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off, dedicated parking and more!  

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the State of Connecticut JobApps system. Applicants who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  NOTE:  In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  At the discretion of the hiring agency, a resume may be required later in the recruitment and selection process.

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. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualifications. These documents may include a resume, college or trade school transcripts and performance evaluations. Interviews will be limited to applicants whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The recruitment process may require more than one interview.

NOTE:  In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a federal background investigation of each candidate may be made before individuals are certified for permanent appointment to the position.

All applications 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.  For accommodation requests and/or any other questions pertaining to this recruitment should be made to, (860) 548-3248.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications for this opportunity, CTMD will not provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Your application may be used for future CTMD opportunities for this job classification.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:

1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.

2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.

3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.


PER ADDENDUM - Examples of Duties by General Work Areas

FOR ALL AREAS:  Keeps records and prepares reports (this should be related to the duties and not a full time office recordkeeping position); performs related duties as required.  

GROUNDS CARE (OUTSIDE SERVICES): Incumbents in this area perform in one of the following ways:

  1. Working supervisor: directs a crew of subordinate maintainers in such areas as planting and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds (including planning and scheduling); maintenance and installation of fencing; cleaning of grounds, service areas and sidewalks (including snow and ice removal); operation and maintenance of grounds equipment; planting, cultivating, harvesting and storage of vegetables (including a vegetable growing program); weed, disease and pest control; performs other grounds tasks listed in the specification for lower level maintainers.  NOTE:  Supervisory tasks can include such things as planning and scheduling work; completing service ratings; performance appraisal; handling disciplinary problems; staff training; making certain work standards are being met; maintaining necessary supplies and equipment; submitting requisitions when needed. An incumbent in this position should be considered a working supervisor.
  2. Substantial amount of time (75%) operates and makes minor and emergency repairs on complex equipment such as front end loaders, very large tractors and the like.
  3. Performs specialized landscaping tasks such as flower garden landscaping, athletic field preparation and maintenance, and other non-routine landscaping functions.

MISCELLANEOUS:  May perform custodial functions as required.

MOTOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES: In addition to motor equipment services tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following tasks for a substantial amount of the time (75%):

  • Operates and makes minor emergency repairs on motor trucks of five ton capacity and over and large buses for purpose of transporting goods, equipment and/or individuals services by the agency and staff; 
  • Maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning, lubrication and preventative maintenance; 
  • Supplies motor vehicles with gas, oil, water and other fluids; 
  • May pump fuel; 
  • May dispatch vehicles.
In addition to tasks performed by lower level maintainers, performs the following skilled tasks for a substantial amount of time (75%) as an assistant to a trades person: construction, maintenance and repair as a painter, plasterer, carpenter, electrician, mason, plumber and/or steamfitter, tinsmith or comparable trades person.  

These are only examples of types of tasks a Skilled Maintainer may be expected to perform.  Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required.  Tasks should be assigned if they are of the appropriate skill level (as defined in the Purpose of Class).


Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

1. One of the skilled trades

2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening

3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in the following:  

  • Ability to assist a trades person in the performance of construction, painting, plastering, carpentry, electrical work or plumbing tasks.
  • Ability to perform grounds maintenance (mowing, weeding, raking, shoveling, and snow and ice removal).
  • Ability to use, set up, and maintain and operate ordinary shop tools necessary for the performance of skilled custodial and grounds maintenance. 
  • Ability to perform basic recordkeeping skills for recording preventative maintenance, vehicle assignments, and creating work orders.


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 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.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive individuals.
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.



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