Elevator Inspector


Recruitment #231115-3252AR-001


Do you hold an active Unlimited Elevator Journeyperson license? Does a career in public service excite you? If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is accepting applications for multiple Elevator Inspector opportunities within the Office of the State Building Inspector. We are responsible for the State Building Code, the State Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and the State Safety Code for Boilers and Hot Water Heaters. Elevator Inspectors are part of the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators team. 

What We Can Offer You:
  • Work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • A competitive starting salary
  • Excellent state benefit package, including health and dental coverage
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals
  • Retirement plan options, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits
  • Alternate work schedules
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
The Role: These opportunities make a positive difference and provide safety for the people who live, work, and play in the State of Connecticut. Through the inspection of elevators, escalators, ski-lifts and other lifting devices you will be making a difference every day. There are approximately 16,000 existing devices and 400 new devices each year that our team is responsible for inspecting and issuing citations where the device is out of compliance.

Position DetailsYou will primarily work from home, with varying daily field assignments, and may be required to report to the central office, at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with anticipated statewide travel.

Duties Include: 
  • Inspecting construction, installation, alteration and operation of existing elevators, escalators, and ski lifts. 
  • Witnessing full load safety and hydraulic pressure tests on elevators. 
  • Investigating accidents and complaints involving lifting devices. 
  • Inspecting and recommending shutdown of lifting devices due to code safety violations and unsafe conditions. 
  • Reviewing new construction scope of work plans. 
  • Conducting new acceptance inspections on newly installed elevators. 
  • Testifying at hearings and in court.
  • Gathering information and writing reports. 
  • Reviewing blueprints. 
  • Responding to questions from architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, managers, elevator contractors and the public regarding various building and engineering codes. 
  • Participating in building job code meetings with contractors. 
  • Collecting overdue fees for elevator operating certificates. 
  • Assisting in training of new Elevator Inspectors. 
  • Inspecting amusement parks and carnival rides. 
  • Assisting in the development of seminars on code standards.  
  • Performing related duties as required.

Selection Plan

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.
  • 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
  • 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. 
Important Information 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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 Hayley Newhouse, at


In the Office of the State Building Inspector, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection of lifting devices for compliance with state laws, codes and regulations.


Inspects construction, installation, alteration and operation of existing elevators, escalators and ski lifts; witnesses full load safety and hydraulic pressure tests on elevators; investigates accidents and complaints involving lifting devices; investigates complaints; inspects and recommends shutdown of lifting devices due to code safety violations and/or unsafe conditions; reviews new construction scope of work plans; conducts new acceptance inspections on newly installed elevators; testifies at hearings and in court; gathers information and writes reports; reviews blueprints; responds to questions from architects, engineers, consultants, building owners, managers, elevator contractors and the general public regarding various building and engineering codes; participates in building job code meetings with contractors; collects overdue fees for elevator operating certificates; may assist in training of new Elevator Inspectors; may inspect amusement parks and carnival rides; may develop or assist in development and conduct of seminars on code standards; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of standard methods and materials used in construction and operation of lifting devices; knowledge of signal systems, installation drawings and wiring diagrams; knowledge of relevant state laws, regulations and various engineering and building codes; knowledge of inspection and investigation methods and techniques; knowledge of electrical welding and building disciplines; knowledge of and ability to operate microprocessor control equipment and all other relevant technical devices affecting and controlling operation of lifting devices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read technical drawings, designs and specifications; ability to utilize computer software.


Incumbents in this class must possess at the time of employment and maintain during employment a license as an Unlimited Elevator Journeyperson from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.


  • Experience with electrical, fire alarm and building codes;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook;
  • Experience inspecting, adjusting and maintaining installed freight and passenger elevators and escalators;
  • Experience using smart phone and other mobile devices for reporting;
  • Experience providing oral and written instructions.


1. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class will be required to climb in and onto elevator cars and may risk danger of injury from working with electrical wiring and may be exposed to moderately disagreeable 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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