Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Maintenance Supervisor (37.5 Hour)

Office/ On-Site

Recruitment #220909-1290TC-001


The State of Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) invites qualified State Employees to apply for a full time Building Maintenance Supervisor position at the Albert J Solnit Center North in East Windsor Ct. Solnit North serves up to 50 full-time students who live and receive inpatient psychiatric care on the campus.

The role:
  • This position supervises a six-person team responsible for all aspects of maintenance and custodial services.
  • In this role you are on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies.
  • In this position you oversee grounds care and snow removal for the campus.
  • You will meet frequently and work closely with clinical leadership to resolve facilities related issues and plan improvements.
  • This position is full time, first shift, 37.5 hours per week with a work schedule of Monday-Friday from 6:30 am-2:30 pm.
  • We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees. 
*The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
  • 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. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • 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
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

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.
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Ethan Ives at and reference the recruitment number.


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.


The preferred candidate for this position has:
  • Experience in more than one skilled trade.
  • Experience working in a clinical or residential care environment.
  • Experience complying with The Joint Commission, Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services, CT Department of Public Health standards and has undergone a survey by one of these or a similar organization.


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.

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