Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #180807-2292AR-001


The Office of the State Comptroller is recruiting for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual), which has a target class of Retirement and Benefits Officer.

Incumbents in this position will be the primary point of contact for municipal groups in the CT Partnership Plan 1.0 and 2.0; Act as liason between the Office of the State Comptroller, Municipal groups and Insurance Carriers; Prepare communications and marketing material for Partnership presentations; Analyze and review new group applications including census review for risk assessment of partial group applications; Handle member and/or Partnership group questions regarding benefits, claims, premium billing, claims payment, and claim and cost reports for participating groups; Process premium deposits in Core-CT and assist with preparing vendor claim payments; Track balances in the CT Partnership Plan accounts by monitoring deposits and expenditures; Assist with the administration of Partnership Group contracts and assist with drafting renewal letters; and other duties as required.

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

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter with their submission.  (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Bonnie Schlechtweg,, (860) 702-3323.

*New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

Selection Plan

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  

Candidates invited to interview will be required to submit three business references at the time of interview. Additionally, current state employees will be required to submit their last two performance evaluations and last two years of attendance records at the time of interview.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at, (860) 702-3323.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


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.


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.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


1. 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.

2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


• Knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures regarding health benefit administration, including relevant CT statutes, CT Partnership Plan Operating Rules, and Partnership Plan contract requirements.
• Basic financial knowledge including underwriting principles and accounting principles.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Some knowledge of Oracle / PeopleSoft / CORE-CT HRMS and Financial modules.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860-702-3323 or

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