Correctional Stores Supervisor

Warehouse Supply Officer

Recruitment #240510-2276CO-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is recruiting for Correctional Stores Supervisors (Warehouse Supply Officers) for our warehouses that are co-located on the grounds of our correctional facilities in Enfield and Somers, Connecticut.

We anticipate additional openings throughout the year. This posting will be used to create a pool of available candidates to draw from as vacancies occur.

In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
This position is full time, Monday through Friday, on first shift (36.25 hours per week) and will perform and supervise inmate laborers in the performance of various warehouse and delivery functions for the Agency, within the entire State of Connecticut.  Examples of duties for these warehouse positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Ordering materials and supplies;
  • Accepting incoming orders;
  • Processing and packing orders;
  • Conducting inventories;
  • Delivering orders;
  • Supervising and training inmate workers.
Since 1968, the Connecticut Department of Correction has proudly served and protected the citizens of the State of Connecticut, by daily ensuring the safety, security and order of our 14-correctional facilities in a manner which is widely viewed as a national model. The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.

Selected candidates will be required to attend a 14-week paid hazardous duty training at the Maloney Center for Training & Staff Development located in Cheshire, CT.  To learn more about the Academy, please watch the below video!


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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

For technical questions regarding the filling of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


In a Department of Correction facility or district this class is accountable for supervising either the entire small to moderate function as a working supervisor or for running one or several phases of a large stores function as assigned.


  • At a large institution performs one or several of such phases of stores function as requisitioning food, materials and supplies, receiving, inspecting and storing incoming goods, supplying clothing to Correction Officers and to about-to-be-released inmates, maintaining inventories and making reports thereon and securing against pilferage, vandalism, food spoilage, vermin and inmate disturbances; 
  • At a smaller institution is responsible for entire stores function, participating in one or more phases of work; 
  • Trains and supervises inmates assigned to stores function; 
  • Maintains discipline and completes reports on inmates’ behavior, training, progress, etc.; 
  • May physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces in emergencies; 
  • May be required to operate a motor vehicle; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of handling and storing food, supplies and equipment; 
  • Knowledge of stock keeping and recording methods and procedures; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • audit stock accounts; 
    • analyze requirements and requisition supplies for future use; 
    • keep records and make reports; 
    • instruct inmates; 
    • work under stress and remain stable in pressure situations; 
    • utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Three (3) years of experience in stock or warehouse work or closely related work that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  • Experience working in a warehouse;
  • Experience with loss prevention standards; 
  • Experience with Inventory Control;                           
  • Experience communicating both orally and in writing with diverse populations;
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Teams;
  • Experience with customer service and resolving customer issues;
  • Experience driving a box truck with a GVWR under 26,000 lb.


  • Incumbents in this class must have reached their 18th birthday.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to successfully complete a formal training course in correctional work to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the class.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


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 general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  • A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates.



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.