State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Protective Services) (1987PS)

$26.15-$32.89 Hourly / $2,091.58-$2,630.43 BiWeekly /
$54,590.00-$68,654.00 Yearly


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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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;
    • understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic;
    • read, interpret and understand written material;
    • perform basic arithmetical computations;
    • interpret charts, graphs and tables;
    • learn and reason;
    • establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public;
    • utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Candidates must be able to meet the experience and training requirements of the designated job class at the completion of the development program.

APPOINTMENT

Prior to appointment to this class there must be an approved designated class within the bargaining unit identified to which the incumbent will be appointed upon successful completion of an approved development program. 

The length of the development program is determined by the experience and training requirements of the designated class and the prior experience of the incumbent. At the completion of the development program incumbents must meet the experience and training requirements of the designated class. The program cannot be less than one (1) year and cannot exceed three (3) calendar years in accordance with C.G.S. 5-234.

Incumbents in this class will be eligible for reclassification to the designated class without competitive examination upon successful completion of the development program and satisfactory service.

All appointments to this class shall be under terms of a development program and in accordance with a time schedule approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. All development programs must be approved by the Department of Administrative Services prior to appointment to this class.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.

SALARY

First year of training    
Bachelor's degree and/or qualifying experience  PS 07  Step 1 
Master's degree  PS 07  Step 2 
Second year of training    
General rate  PS 07  Step 5 

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. 

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.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(41)-Trainee Classes-many target occupational areas

BARGAINING UNIT

(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

PS 07

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Connecticut Careers Trainee (Protective Services) in Salary Group PS 07 approved effective November 5, 2022. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications, Appointment, Salary and content) Item No. 23-034

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/12/2023

CLASS: 1987PS; REV: 4/21/2023;