Recruitment #230518-7717AR-001


Are you an experienced trainer?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is currently hiring for a Trainer within the Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM).


  • Monday - Friday
  • Full Time, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week
  • First shift
  • Location: Hartford
  • Hybrid telework schedules are available



This Trainer position is required to provide training for persons seeking to become Building Code Enforcement Officials (Building Officials, Residential Building Inspectors, Construction Inspectors, Electrical Inspectors, Mechanical Inspectors, Plumbing Inspectors, Heating and Cooling Inspectors, and Plan Review Technicians), Fire Investigators, Fire Code Inspectors, and/or Fire Marshals under the Office of Education and Data Management's mandate to train, test, and credential building and fire code officials.

The Trainer will:

  • Teach in OEDMs Pre-Licensure Training Program for Building Code Officials or the Pre-Certification Program for Fire Code Officials as well as our career development continuing education programs.
  • Work with Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Office of State Building Inspector (OSBI) to ensure course and program content is up to date and aligns with any statements and code interpretations of those offices.
  • Serve as an internal Subject Matter Expert to assist with developing new course programs and to assist with test and item review to ensure examinations are relevant, accurate, and up to date.
  • Work with professional organizations to ensure our training programs meet the growing and changing needs of the code enforcement community.
  • Develop and serve as an instructor for new and pilot programs, online trainings, and courses required or recommended under legislative mandates or in partnership with other organizations.


The Department of Administrative Services consists of several distinct programs. The common purpose linking all of the different programs together is our commitment to providing timely, fair, competent, cost-effective services that address the needs of state agencies, municipalities, private industry, and the public.

The Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) is responsible for training and accrediting Building Code Enforcement and Fire Officials, providing code-related instruction for their continuing education, as well as to individuals in the allied trade and design professions. As such, OEDM performs all credentialing responsibilities - including training, testing, and records maintenance - for the Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI) and the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). OEDM also works with other government agencies, private utilities, multi-factor initiatives, and the trades communities to support high quality training offerings.

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Selection Plan

  • 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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 Brittney Woodley at


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in preparing and conducting training programs.


  • Prepares and conducts training courses;
  • Assists in planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating comprehensive training programs;
  • Conducts needs assessments;
  • Develops course objectives, curricula, outlines and contents;
  • Selects and develops training methods and materials;
  • Researches learning material and resources;
  • Monitors and evaluates training courses and participants progress;
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports;
  • Organizes and maintains a library of training materials;
  • May conduct drills and exercises;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • principles and techniques of training and staff development;
    • education methods and techniques;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • assess training needs and determine objectives;
    • develop, organize and conduct training courses;
    • utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of technical experience in training, staff development, or adult education.


  • College training 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.
  • A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience working with the Connecticut State Building Code, Connecticut Fire Safety Code, or Connecticut Fire Prevention Code in an enforcement or teaching capacity
  • Experience as a Fire or Building Code Official
  • Experience with Plan Review of Construction Documents
  • Experience developing and delivering technical training programs
  • Experience as an instructor in both live and online training programs


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.