Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Correctional Captain

Recruitment #220913-2272SC-001


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The Department of Correction (DOC) is looking to hire a Correctional Captain (Operations Captain - Staffing-Analyst) to work in Wethersfield.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm, on-site.

The Operations Captain (Staffing-Analyst) has direct reporting responsibilities to the Director of Tactical Operations. The incumbent in this position is expected to have a thorough working knowledge of the Department's Post Plans, ATLAS Roster Program, and policies and procedures applicable to the Department, particularly as they pertain to his/her area of responsibility.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide support to the newly established position management.
  • Provide support for all facilities for Master Roster and Weekly Scheduling Report.
  • Review and standardize 56-day Master Roster development procedures.
  • Development of special projects by the Deputy Commissioner and Director of Tactical Operations to include Power Point presentations.
  • Review and recommended changes in AD 2.15, to reflect the Atlas Roster Program.
  • Review weekly overtime reports to insure accuracy and compliance.
  • Tour all facilities at least quarterly to review and spot audit AD 2.15.
  • Maintain and compile necessary statistics as required by the Operations Unit and State Statues.
  • Provide the Legislative Liaison with mandated quarterly statistics to the Legislative Committee.
  • Observation of physical location and determining the need for temporary posts; review monthly and submit current temp posts each month for the Tactical Operations Unit monthly report. Insure the correct number of overflow beds is reported. (Working with the District offices)
  • Review what pull posts are being used for. (Work with the District Administrators offices)
  • Facility staffing, conducting staffing analysis as necessary per the Deputy Commissioner of Operations or the Director of Tactical Operations.
  • Conduct Post Plan reviews as needed and annually at all facilities. Make recommendations to the Director of Tactical Operations for changes to Post Plans.
Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above 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.

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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 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
Important information for 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.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for supervising correctional staff engaged in custody, security, investigations/operations, inmate transportation and/or developing, coordinating and conducting training programs.


Assumes delegated responsibility for custody and security of assigned inmates, buildings, grounds and operations; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; coordinates, plans and manages training activities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans shift and/or unit work; establishes and maintains operating and/or training procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; ensures consistent enforcement of policies and procedures; inspects posts frequently to insure adequate staffing; performs the most sensitive security investigations and ensures accuracy of staff investigations throughout the State correctional system; conducts training either within a correctional facility or oversees staff in performing training activities; maintains discipline among employees and inmates; supervises inmate count; supervises major facility group activities (i.e. meals, off site work); acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; administers pertinent laws, regulations and posts orders; may assist in preparation of budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside agency who might have impact on program activities; reviews and prepares reports and correspondence; maintains records; participates in crisis intervention as needed; may counsel inmates; may participate in disciplinary hearings; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; considerable knowledge of policies and procedures utilized in correctional facilities; considerable knowledge of modern correctional methods and practices; considerable knowledge of standard security measures and appropriate methods of inmate discipline; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to accurately evaluate situations and make effective administrative and supervisory decisions; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in correctional work responsible for custodial security or inmate treatment.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Correctional Lieutenant.


College training in behavioral sciences, corrections, criminal justice 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 one (1) year.


  • Experience providing support to multiple DOC facilities utilizing ATLAS and monthly report software.
  • Experience providing ATLAS operation training to new supervisors at various facilities.
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and improving existing processes/procedures to optimize performance, meet best practice standards or simply improve quality and the user experience.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing, and ensuring accuracy and compliance on reports and rosters. (scheduling & overtime reports, 56-day Master Roster)
  • Experience conducting staffing analysis to identify qualifications and experience of employees, levels of staffing, employee turnover, and workforce needed to manage current workloads.
  • Experience generating Post Plans and recommending modifications.
  • Experience maintaining and compiling necessary statistics in accordance with State Statues.


  1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


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 general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, may be required of applicants.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or assault by inmates.



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.