Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Associate

Recruitment #190109-6163MP-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is currently seeking outgoing applicants to join our Human Resource Division as a Human Resources Associate. This position is open to state employees who are permanent and meet the minimum qualifications.  Come and join our team and provide a full range of Human Resources Generalist duties for our appoximately 325 employees.  We are seeking a candidate who is a team player but also has the ability to work independently.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Anita Cella at anita.cella@ct.gov or (860) 616-3631.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT 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.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.                   

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

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 (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 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large volume of work and prioritize effectively; 
  • CORE-CT experience;
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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.

Conclusion

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.



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