Maintenance Supervisor 2 (Grounds) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #240207-5538TC-001


Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning. 

We are recruiting for a full-time Maintenance Supervisor 2 (Grounds) to support the University's Department of Environmental & Facilities Services - Grounds, located at 181 White Street in Danbury, CT. 


  • Energetic, fast-paced environment
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • 6:00am - 2:00pm 


  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Competitive starting salary and structure
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
  • 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.
  • 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


The individual in this role will be responsible for all grounds maintenance, including athletic field maintenance and snow removal on Western Connecticut State University's two campuses, including supervision of landscape technicians, which currently consists of seven (7) full-time staff members.    Eligible candidates in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license and will be required to work during inclement weather.

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Selection Plan

For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

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.

To comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.   Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  NOTE:  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  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.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

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In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising a large crew (6 or more) of highly skilled trades workers and lower-level employees.


  • Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; 
  • Provides staff training and assistance; 
  • Conducts performance evaluations; 
  • Determines priorities and plans crew work; 
  • Establishes and maintains crew procedures; 
  • Develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; 
  • Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; 
  • Prepares reports and correspondence; 
  • Performs some of the more skilled duties involved; 
  • May make plans and cost estimates of work to be done; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • relevant state and national codes and regulations;
    • modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical of the class; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Skill in performing technical duties of the class; 
  • Considerable ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; 
  • Ability to utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in grounds maintenance.


Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled tasks in grounds care.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Skilled Maintainer.


Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate in their application: 
1) Experience in a large-scale service industry. 
2) Experience in Grounds, Sports Fields Maintenance, and Snow Removal, including plant selection and installation, pruning, fertilization and seeding of turf grasses. 
3) Supervisory experience.
4) Professional Certifications such as Property Maintenance and Management.
5) Demonstrated knowledge of horticulture.
6) Previous experience at a college or university-like setting. 
7) Experience utilizing computer software.
8) Excellent experience with interpersonal, oral and written communication. 


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


At state airports: 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.


  • Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
  • A physical examination may be required.


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
  • The appointing authority may require completion of 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.



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