Correctional Physical Plant Maintenance Superintendent I

Recruitment #101718-MCCH06-380400

Summary Statement

This class incumbent is responsible for managing and coordinating all physical plant operations; delegating workload of subordinate supervisory personnel and inmate workers and directing comprehensive maintenance, repair and remodeling work done at a moderately sized State institution or facility.

  • Supervises the work of a small to moderate staff of labor and trades employees.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Directs comprehensive building maintenance and repair programs.
  • Analyzes maintenance and other project cost of performance, recommends and/or institutes changes to reduce costs where indicated.
  • Provides recommendations and work plans in difficult complex projects and provides technical assistance to subordinate supervisory personnel.
  • Inspects building and grounds for hazards; takes corrective action to remedy the situation and maintain energy management and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Advises administrative supervisor of essential major additions, alterations and replacement of mechanical facilities consistent with needed services.
  • Estimates operational costs, schedules needs and budgetary allowances, consults with professional and technical personnel regarding specific projects.
  • Supervises selection, training, promotion and discipline of employees.
  • Maintains building and plot plans, operational and maintenance design, interprets drafts and writes and reviews specifications files for planning and control, and writes reports.
  • Directs a program of grounds care and upkeep.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Physical Plant Maintenance Superintendent I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  2. Three years experience in operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  3. Three years experience in estimating cost, time and materials for projects.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  5. Six months experience in interpreting safety and building codes, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  6. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  7. Knowledge of planning, directing and implementing maintenance and preventative maintenance programs involving all aspects of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  8. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Additional Posting Information

Employees in a Correctional Officer (CO) series position will be eligible to retire under the provisions of HB207 if they are employed as Hazardous Duty Level A-1 at the time of retirement, have completed twenty-five (25) years of pension creditable State service, and with at least twenty (20) of those years of pension creditable service as a CO series classified position as Hazardous Duty Level A-1.  

The Correctional Officer Training Program is approved by the Veterans Administration of Delaware State Approving Authority for the training of Veterans.  

DOC: For admission to the State of Delaware Department of Correction Academy applicants who are made a conditional offer of employment shall be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, physical ability test to demonstrate fitness for duty, an approved psychological examination, pre-employment drug test and medical examination.  The recruiting agency requires the applicant to pay for the medical examination as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This posting may be closed on or before 4/20/19 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.