Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Building Construction Specialist 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #221114-2224FT-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Building Construction Specialist 2 in the Bureau of Finance and Administration, Office of Property and Facilities Services, Code Enforcement Unit. This position is located at our Newington, CT, Headquarters, with a considerable amount of travel within the State.

Please list any job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold to the “licenses and professional certifications” section of your application.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
This position assists with the oversight of the Department's code enforcement program for the design review and construction inspection of all new buildings and renovations of existing buildings to ensure compliance with all applicable state building and fire codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, including public transportation infrastructure and traffic signals for code compliance. The incumbent will be required to review blueprints and shop drawings for adherence to basic plans and specifications and prepare written recommendations as to the acceptability of requests for issuance of building permits, temporary certificates of occupancy, final certificates of occupancy and certificates of completion. Also, the incumbent will be responsible for inspection of all fuel storage installations for compliance with governing Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) regulations and inspection/release for all electrical utility service installations located on Department property.

The selected candidate will be required to provide service for an agency operating with a 24/7/365 commitment to the public's transportation needs. Join us in our mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.


As a state employee, you would continue to be able to participate in our competitive benefits plan which includes 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. You would also continue to be part of a culture that encourages work-life balance.

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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

To Apply:

  • 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.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
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  • 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in field inspections and related activities for building construction and maintenance projects.


WORKING LEAD: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

MOST COMPLEX TASKS: Oversees inspection of all phases of building construction and maintenance for conformance with building codes and regulations; reviews blueprints and shop drawings for adherence to basic plans and specifications; evaluates site conditions and other local conditions affecting construction costs and safety; inspects construction materials, methods and quality or workmanship; evaluates progress in relation to contract terms and conditions; determines necessity for specification and design changes and makes recommendations; consults with architects, contract engineers, construction personnel and others on problems encountered; reviews records and written reports of field inspections; reviews and evaluates schedules of values and payments to contractors; provides technical advice regarding construction problems related to projects; reviews, approves and processes construction documents; may prepare and administer examinations for building code officials licensure; may prepare and present mandated education training programs to local code enforcement officials; may review and prepare written recommendations as to acceptability of requests for modification of state building code; may review plans and specifications for issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in building design and construction; considerable knowledge of zoning and building codes; knowledge of major trades areas relative to building construction and maintenance; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications; considerable ability to inspect and supervise construction work for conformance with plans and specifications; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience with construction projects involving all building trades (e.g. plumbing, heating, electrical) OR as a Municipal Building Official.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included the review and inspection of large scale building projects for building code compliance.

NOTE: Large scale building projects will be interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height not including apartment buildings and single family residences.


  1. Licensure as a Municipal Building Official may be substituted for four (4) years of the General Experience.
  2. Licensure as an Assistant Municipal Building Official may be substituted for three (3) years of the General Experience.


  • Municipal or Assistant Municipal Building Official Licensure by the State of Connecticut
  • Fire-Safety Code Official Licensure by the State of Connecticut
  • Experience with the State Building and Fire-Safety Codes and industry standards including plan review and inspection of building
  • Experience in Code Enforcement and documenting all efforts taken to ensure compliance with laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • Experience in reading, understanding, interpreting, and applying municipal and state codes, rules and regulations in conjunction with report writing
  • Supervisory experience


  1. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Office of the State Building Inspector): Incumbents in this class may be required to be licensed as one of the following at the time of appointment: assistant building official, building official, construction inspector, electrical inspector, heating and cooling inspector, mechanical inspector, plumbing inspector.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from construction site environments and some discomfort from year round weather conditions.



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

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