Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #221116-0426TC-001

Introduction


Are looking for a chance to continue helping our State's veterans?
If so, then read more below and apply today!

ABOUT US 
For over 140 years, The State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVAhas been caring for its veterans and their dependents. As a Department, we believe in "serving those who have served." This is accomplished through our: Office of Advocacy and Assistance, Residential Facility, Healthcare Center, and Cemetery and Burial Services. 

The DVA has supported Connecticut Veterans and continues this tradition with Residential and Healthcare programming on our campus in Rocky Hill. There are two paths for residency at the DVA: 
  • Residential Facility: offers temporary, supportive living with programming designed to return Connecticut Veterans to independent living in the community; 
  • Sgt. John L. Levitow Healthcare Center: a state-of-the-art medical facility that offers long-term care for veterans with chronic, disabling conditions who require 24-hour assistance. 
When you walk through the doors of the Healthcare Center (HCC), one immediately feels a sense of community, comfort, and camaraderie. The HCC stands apart from other 24-hour care centers with full time Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses on staff. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care to meet the unique needs of Veteran patients, built on the foundation of integrity, honor, and respect. We pride ourselves on fostering these qualities as we honor Veteran patients for their service and encourage the innate bond between them. 

THE POSITION
DVA is seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Maintainer. This position is full-time, first shift, 37.5 hours per week, with a work schedule of 7:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. The position number is 89137.

In this role, you will discover the opportunity to:
  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; 
  • Assist our clients so they can achieve success;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? 
As a State employee, we offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to. We encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Selection Plan

FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING: 
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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. 

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

TO APPLY
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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.
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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.
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
CONNECT WITH US 
  • 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jensine Tran at jensine.tran@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for performing basic tasks of an unskilled nature (e.g. requiring little prior experience or training; most tasks can be learned quickly on the job) in one or several of the following areas:

- building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial)
- grounds care
- food services
- operation of trucks of less than five ton capacity
- parking garage

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES BY GENERAL WORK AREAS ALL AREAS
Keeps simple records and prepares reports (this should be related to duties listed previously and not a full-time office record keeping position); performs related duties as required.

BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Performs preventive maintenance tasks including but not limited to the following: checks gauges for established settings; checks steam trap indicators; checks belt tension (blowers, fans and rotating equipment); changes filters (water, gas, HVACR, etc); inspects doors for damage; tightens chairs, tables, desks, door hinges, and cabinets and lubricates when necessary; replaces castors; cleans grease traps; may check temperatures against pre-established settings; may clean strainers and boilers; may replace ceiling tiles and loose floor tiles; may spot patch walls; may replace washers; may repair minor leaks in toilets, drinking fountains, etc.; may attach shelving and put up bulletin boards, pictures, etc.; may clean motor housings, ducts and other mechanical equipment; may act as a relief person for other maintenance employees; may perform custodial functions as required; may move furniture; performs related duties as required.

FOOD SERVICES
Assists in preparation, handling, serving, and distribution of food; cleans food service areas including preparation, storage, delivery and recycling areas; reads menu to determine type and quantity of food for patients and/or clients; prepares simple foods such as beverages, pureed food, salads, toast, etc.; prepares juices, coffee, etc.; replenishes serving trays and condiments; sets counters with utensils; stocks shelves with supplies; may operate cash register, access control equipment, dish room equipment and other related food preparation equipment; performs related duties as required.

GROUNDS CARE (OUTSIDE SERVICES)
Digs ditches; shovels materials such as sand, stone, dirt, snow, etc; operates hand, small power equipment, snowblowers, mowers and attachments; cuts weeds or brush; weeds gardens; rakes fill, loam, grass or leaves; moves, loads, unloads and distributes supplies and equipment; cleans gutters, storm sewers and catch basins; plants, fertilizes and limes vegetables, lawns, flowers, shrubs, etc. with detailed instruction from supervisor; trims shrubs; may supervise parking to enforce regulations; may operate and perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs on vehicles such as tractors, trailers, multiple power mowers, snow blowers and snow plows required in care of grounds, walks and roads; may sand and salt walkways; picks up litter; empties trash receptacles and maintains dumpster areas; performs related duties as required.

MOTOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES
Operates motor vehicles of less than a five ton capacity for messenger service, delivery service, stock work, grounds maintenance and the like; loads and unloads vehicles; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning, lubrication and preventive maintenance; keeps records in connection with vehicles or materials carried; supplies motor vehicles with gas, oil, water and other fluids; loads and unloads vehicles; performs related duties as required.

PARKING GARAGE
Performs a variety of facility/garage support functions including cashiering functions; operates and maintains revenue control equipment; assists customer in use of automated revenue control equipment; performs custodial tasks and maintenance of facility/garage; performs related duties as required.

TRADES
Assists a skilled worker by passing tools, carrying or lifting materials and running errands; acts as a helper to a higher grade Maintainer or Qualified Craft Worker in more difficult tasks requiring special or greater skills; may perform semi-skilled tasks in carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical work and other trades; may clean, oil and make minor adjustments to electrical, structural, mechanical, building and utility systems and other equipment; performs related duties as required.
These are only examples of types of tasks that incumbents in this class may be expected to perform. Tasks should only be assigned if they are of the appropriate skill level (as defined in the Purpose of Class).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions; 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 record keeping.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in a skilled nursing facility
  • Experience working in 24 hour/7 days a week operation 
  • Experience working with veterans

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to complete 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.

Conclusion

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.



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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.