Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (Managerial)


Recruitment #240209-6278MP-001


Do you have experience maintaining and repairing large buildings? 
If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team! 

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a Plant Facilities Engineer 2 to join their team. 

  • FACILITY: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
  • ADDRESS: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 
  • UNIT: Fiscal Administration Department
  • SCHEDULE: Full-Time, first shift, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday 
  • The opportunity to 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 Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees
  • 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.
      • 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.
      ABOUT US 
      DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

      CVH is the largest of DMHAS facilities, and includes 17 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). The hospital includes both a general psychiatry and addiction services units. CVH provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment, including treatment for pregnant women and persons with dual diagnoses. Specialty areas include geriatric and special services, an integrated network of comprehensive mental health services for older adults and young adult services. The facility also runs the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program which addresses the needs of TBI survivors, including; reintegration into community living, independent living skills development, vocational and educational training, psychiatric, cognitive and neurological assessment and treatment, speech and physical rehabilitation as well as individual and family counseling.

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      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
      • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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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, 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.
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      In the Departments of Correction, Development Services, and Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing all physical plant operations.


      • Directs the staff and operations of the physical plant;
      • Coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities;
      • Formulates program goals and objectives;
      • Develops or assists in the development of related policy;
      • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
      • Evaluates staff;
      • Prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget;
      • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact program activities;
      • Directs and coordinates maintenance shops on multi-trade projects;
      • Develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs;
      • Writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement project;
      • Develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies;
      • Maintains cost and estimate records;
      • Prepares budget and monitors use of allocated funds;
      • Serves as liaison between the agency and the Department of Administrative Services on major capital projects;
      • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
      • May serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs;
      • May develop and administer security programs including training of security personnel;
      • May administer housekeeping operations;
      • Responds to emergencies on a twenty-four basis;
      • Performs related duties as required.


      • Considerable knowledge of
        • the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities services and equipment;
        • relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
        • and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
      • Knowledge of
        • materials and methods of building construction;
        • preventive maintenance techniques;
      • Considerable
        • interpersonal skills;
        • considerable oral and written communication skills;
      • Ability to
        • read and interpret blueprints and specifications;
        • plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work;
        • utilize computer software.


      Nine (9) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

      NOTE: Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.


      Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprentice level.
      Note, State employees:
      • For positions at the Department of Correction, this is interpreted at the level of a Plant Facilities Engineer 1
      • For all other agency positions, this is interpreted at the level of a Maintenance Supervisor 2.


      College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field 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.


      • Experience as a mechanical engineer
      • Experience supervising staff
      • Experience managing competing demands and communicating with staff of multiple levels within an organization
      • Experience with mechanical and property management
      • Experience managing operations of multiple physical plant systems within a healthcare facility, including lock shop, power plant, garage (fleet of cars), electric shop, water plant, carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, and grounds/maintenance
      • Experience with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Joint Commission hospitals standards


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



      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.