The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks a qualified individual for a Human Resources Specialist position within the Labor Relations Division. POSITION #23724. LOCATION: Middletown, CT. Work schedule: This is a full-time forty (40) hours per week position, 8:00 PM - 4:30 PM. M-F, with occasional off hours and Travel Required.
Incumbent will be responsible for a full range of Labor Relations functions, including interpreting contract language involving numerous collective bargaining unit contracts; conducting investigations, including cases of abuse and neglect; handling of grievances, discipline, and alleged contract violations; researching and responding to requests for information from unions and/or Freedom of Information; along with providing detailed responses to assigned CHRO complaints; handling bi-monthly labor management meetings; conducting supervisory training throughout the agency.
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Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Robert Paolitto, DMHAS HR, 860-418-6876 or Robert.Paolitto@ct.gov.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, who has permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency human resources office this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional duties relating to human resources management.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Interprets collective bargaining contracts, human resource policies and procedures; confers with employees and superiors on human resource issues; analyzes problem situations and takes or recommends appropriate action; ensures proper organizational structure, use of classification system and implementation of compensation plan; screens, interviews, refers and recommends candidates for employment; develops materials for special recruitment programs; conducts orientation sessions; counsels and advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits; counsels and refers employees to assistance programs; conducts a variety of investigations; administers progressive discipline; consults with the Department of Administrative Services on issues of classification, compensation and policy; coordinates performance management system; processes human resource records and transactions; maintains human resource information systems; prepares or oversees preparation of reports; performs job audits; trains new staff in human resource policies; assists in implementation of equal opportunity policies and procedures; implements and may assist in developing agency training programs; may serve at reclassification grievance panels and labor contract negotiating teams; may represent agency in grievances and other hearings; may oversee preparation of multiple payrolls; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of public human resources administration including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, career counseling and employee relations, knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of labor relations principles and procedures; knowledge of payroll procedures and operation and benefits administration; knowledge of equal opportunity principles and requirements; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral communication skills; interviewing skills; negotiation and conflict resolution skills; ability to read and interpret laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements; ability to analyze complex problems quickly and determine effective solutions; ability to counsel employees; ability to design and deliver training programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years professional experience in human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the junior working level in human resources management. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Human Resources Associate or Human Resources Consultant 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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 (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Associate or Human Resources Consultant 1 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.