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State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (37.5 Hour) in New Haven, Connecticut

Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment # 231116-6827TC-001

Location New Haven, CT

Date Opened 11/20/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salary $60,838 - $78,219/year

Job Type Open to the Public

Close Date 12/15/2023 11:59:00 PM

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  • Introduction

    Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team!


    The State of Connecticut (https://portal.ct.gov/) , Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services ( DMHAS (https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/About-DMHAS/Agency/About-DMHAS) ) is seeking experienced Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=6827TC&R1=&R3=) to join our team.


  • SCHEDULE: Full-Time (37.5 Hour), First Shift (7:30 A.M. to 3:30), Monday through Friday

  • FACILITY: Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC (https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/CMHC/Agency-Files/CMHC---About-the-Agency) )

  • UNIT: Plant Operations

  • ADDRESS: 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT (https://www.google.com/maps/dir//34+Park+St,+New+Haven,+CT+06519/@41.2441081,-73.3998007,10z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e7d852fe2303c5:0x9930437e28acfead!2m2!1d-72.9369212!2d41.305154?entry=ttu)



  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘ Forbes ’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/Press-Room/Press-Releases/2023/Forbes-State-of-CT-Ranked) - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;

  • We offer a competitive benefits (https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/smART/General-Employee-Benefits) plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.

  • We encourage a strong work/life balance (https://www.jobapscloud.com/ct/sup/2023WinterEVP.pdf) for all state employees.

  • We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.

  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.

  • 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.


  • Maintain the requirements of our regulatory compliance with The Joint Commission, the National Fire Protection Associate (NFPA), and the Board of Health;

  • Oversee the weekly chum test on two fire pumps and accompany and assist sprinkler vendor with quarterly, semi-annual and annual inspection and test;

  • Perform daily readings and adjustments for hot water, cooling and cold pressure tanks;

  • Read blueprints, trace out and repair broken lines using the original as built blueprints, and maintain and rebuild commercial plumbing fixtures;

  • Make adjustments via computer system for building temperature control;

  • Check, maintain, and repair absorption chillers, the CMHC steam reducing station form high to low pressure output; the Lab Area Natural Gas System; the pneumatic control and vacuum systems; and two sewer ejection systems;

  • Layout, purchase, and install plumbing for new construction projects; and

  • Order material and maintain inventory for the centers plumbing shop.


    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.

    CMHC is an urban community mental health center with an exceptional 50-year tradition of serving individuals with serious mental illness. We aim to treat people with mental illness in their communities, to provide a place for researchers from many fields to find new treatments, and to teach professionals in the care of mental illness.

    Start with us. Stay with us. Grow with us.

    Selection Plan


Please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply (https://www.jobapscloud.com/ct/sup/ApplicantTips2021Nov.pdf) ' page.

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 (https://www.cga.ct.gov/2021/act/Pa/pdf/2021PA-00069-R00SB-00056-PA.PDF) , 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

    Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 www.ct.gov/ethics (https://portal.ct.gov/ethics) .

    Connect With Us:

  • 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Nicole Frascatore via email at nicole.frascatore@ct.gov.


    In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in one of the following trade areas: electrical, plumbing and steamfitting, utilities or heating, ventilation and refrigeration.


Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in electrical, plumbing, utilities, or HVACR trade areas; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials; keeps necessary records; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may act as liaison with other operating units and outside contacts; may operate heavy equipment; may respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state owned airports; performs related duties as required.

PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING: Performs highly skilled plumbing and steamfitting tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; assembles, installs and repairs air, gas, water, steam and sewer disposal systems; cuts, bends, reams and threads pipes; caulks and tests joints; installs and repairs gas, water, steam and sanitary fixtures; covers and insulates tanks, pipes and related objects; works with high pressure hot water and steam systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may braze pipes; may inspect and repair steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; may inspect and repair medical gas systems.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the specific trade area.Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern in a designated maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.3. Experience performing technical duties within a designated maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


  • Experience repairing well pump systems, septic systems, and sewer ejection pumps.

  • Experience with water mains, winterization, water heaters, pipe joining and disinfecting water systems.

  • Experience operating powered augers and water-jetter for clearing sewer lines and floor drains.


    1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.


    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.


    1. 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 of the class.2. A physical examination may be required.


    1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles; and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, extreme weather conditions and/or environmental conditions.2. 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.

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