The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services
Division is accepting applications for Temporary Juvenile Detention
Officers at the Bridgeport and Hartford Juvenile Detention Centers.
The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions are on a per
diem basis and are not permanent full-time positions.
The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions encompass a
wide variety of duties including supervision of the daily
activities of juvenile detainees; maintaining security; overseeing
and documenting detainee behavior, including information on
detainee health, misconduct, abuse or potentially criminal conduct;
supervising and instructing detainees in matters of personal
hygiene; taking necessary action to intervene and safely control
detainee behavior, which is physically threatening using approved
control and restraint methods; maintaining order and discipline;
and, applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being
Preferred candidates will possess at least two years of
experience in performing correctional work or institutional
supervision of adolescents, juveniles, or young adults, or
comparable areas of prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to
complete a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug
screening process, as well as a criminal records check, and a
Connecticut Department of Children and Family (DCF) background
check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all
phases of a pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing
in the detention center. Skills to be acquired will include
handcuffing, verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention, suicide
prevention, CPR, First Aid, Safe Crisis Management, and other
skills relevant to the care and custody of juveniles, as well as
the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff. The pre-service
training will include the proper application of approved restraint
techniques. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid
Connecticut motor vehicle operators license. Incumbents should be
aware that there is a risk of injury from assaultive or abusive
detainees and potential exposure to communicable diseases.
Selected candidates must be able and willing to work evening
and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays. Shifts will be filled
as needed on a per diem basis. Shift assignments will be made with
a focus on the filling of weekend shifts. If necessary, this
position could involve more than one shift in a day.
The hourly salary is $16.55 per hour plus health insurance.
Note: Eligibility for group health insurance (medical,
prescription, and dental) is attained after having worked more than
60 days on a half-time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If
elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins
after 6 months of employment.
Individuals who may have previously applied, and are not
currently employed by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch,
must submit an updated resume to be considered. Paper resumes must
be sent directly to the Juvenile Detention Center(s) listed
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center
Attention: Steve Cedor, Deputy Superintendent
60 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Hartford Juvenile Detention Center
Attention: Dennis Mulhall, Deputy Superintendent
920 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Individuals wishing to apply for both locations must send a
separate resume to each Juvenile Detention Center.
If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an
interview, you will be contacted by the Juvenile Detention
The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is committed to
building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from
Resumes must be received on or before April 30, 2021. Resumes
received after April 30, 2021 will not be considered.