Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Associate

Recruitment #180730-6163MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources is recruiting for two (2) Human Resources Associate positions. These positions will be responsible for the Human Resources functions of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System and will eventually be assigned to its Central Office at 39 Woodland Street in Hartford.  However, upon selection, the incumbents will receive the necessary training in the Department of Education's Bureau of Human Resources located at 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT.   During the training period, the incumbents may be required to travel between both Hartford Central Office locations.  These are 12-month positions, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Debra Paradis at or (860) 713-6695.

Selection Plan


In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current state employee, who has permanent state status and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

If selected for an interview, candidates will be required to submit their last two service ratings, a resume and three (3) professional references. 


In a state agency human resources office this class is accountable for performing professional duties relating to human resources management.


Prepares and maintains human resource records; researches organization and position functions; participates in recruitment, orientation and promotion process; interviews, evaluates, and recommends applicants for employment; maintains applicant job banks and other records related to recruitment and selection; assists agency supervisory staff by monitoring working test periods; counsels and advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits; conducts or participates in job audits; researches and composes requests for position action; analyzes and recommends changes to class specifications; calculates longevity and salary adjustments; coordinates performance evaluation process; assists in training operations; conducts turnover analysis; may participate in collective bargaining, grievance procedures, and contract administration; may assist in the implementation of equal opportunity programs; may participate in the preparation of multiple payrolls; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources administration; basic knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of employee and labor relations principles and practices; basic knowledge of equal opportunity principles and requirements; basic knowledge of payroll procedures and operations; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to apply human resource principles and procedures in the areas of recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, payroll and benefits administration; ability to analyze problems quickly and determine effective solutions; ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements; ability to serve as an effective business partner; some ability to design and deliver formal and informal training.


Six (6) years professional experience in human resources management, payroll or equal employment assurance.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in public administration, human resources management, labor relations, industrial/organizational psychology or closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (l) additional year of the General Experience.

3. For State employees, four (4) years as a Human Resources Assistant may be substituted for the General Experience.


Preferred candidates will possess:

  • experience with CORE-CT (PeopleSoft) with Human Resources modules in processing a variety of positions and employee transactions;
  • experience creating and running ad-hoc queries using EPM;
  • experience conducting recruitments;
  • experience with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • ability to manage a large volume of work and prioritize effectively to achieve results in a set timeframe;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • excellent customer service skills;
  • considerable interpersonal skills;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • quick learner with the ability to take on new tasks.

Previous experience working as a human resources generalist or performing duties in a related field is also desirable.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.