PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.
Works under the immediate and close supervision of employees of higher grade to whom on-the-job training or supervision has been delegated.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
- If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
- Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion without further competitive examination upon successful completion of the training program.
For candidates with a Bachelor's Degree:
LENGTH OF TARGET CLASS EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING LENGTH OF TRAINING PERIOD
Five (5) Years One (1) Year
Six (6) Years Two (2) Years
Seven (7) Years Three (3) Years
If a candidate has a Master's Degree that is an Allowed Substitution for the target classification the training program may be reduced by one (1) year.
Appointment to positions in this class will be for a period not to exceed a maximum of three years unless there is change in the employing agency or designated target class.
All appointments to this class shall be under terms of a training program and in accordance with a time schedule approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. All training plans must be approved by the Department of Administrative Services prior to appointment to this class.
First Year of Training
Bachelor's degree PS 07 Step 1
Master's degree PS 07 Step 2
Second Year of Training
General Rate PS 07 Step 5
1. The salary for an employee who completes any of the above Minimum Requirements after initial appointment to the Connecticut Careers Trainee job class will be adjusted commensurate with the schedule above and effective the pay period following the date the Master's degree has been conferred or the pay period following the date the appropriate number of credits as indicated above have been earned.
2. For current state employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class manual.
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