Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

HRIS Specialist

Human Resources Specialist

Recruitment #190906-6164MP-001


At the State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), we strive to promote timely, fair, competent, cost-effective services to address the needs of state agencies, municipalities, private industry, and the public.

This is an exciting opportunity to join DAS' Core-CT team! We have one (1) opening for a full-time HRIS Specialist (
Human Resources Specialist) with human resources experience to join our Human Resources CORE-CT unit, a key role for our department..

As a HRIS Specialist you will:

  • Combine your knowledge and experience in human resources with computer and analytical skills that we will help you develop on the job;
  • work closely with fellow team members particularly in the Time and Labor, Payroll and Benefits modules to provide technical and business support to agencies statewide.

    We are conveniently located in Hartford at 55 Farmington Avenue, easily accessible for all commuters.

    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). 

    Candidates are required to submit a resume in the "Resume" tab of their application.

    Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

    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.

    Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Theresa Judge at, (860) 713-5319.


    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.


    • Ensuring position and employment records are maintained precisely and accurately throughout the employment life cycle
    • Providing support to agency Human Resource staff statewide through email, phone and help desk ticket system
    • Participating with implementation of new systems such as scheduling and leave modules
    • Conducting research into Human Resources issues to provide resolution
    • Ensuring new policies and contract language provisions are incorporated into system operations
    • Participating in implementation of system upgrades and modifications
    • Working with developers and other IT staff concerning technical program requirements and when troubleshooting issues
    • Testing system fixes and new system functionality to ensure integrity of data and results
    • Developing functional procedures and job aids for statewide agency use
    • Making presentations and conducting training
    • Participating in team meetings
    • Performing related duties as required


    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.


    Seven (7) years professional experience in human resources management.


    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.


    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.


    The successful candidate will possess:

    • Experience processing within Core-CT HR Module;
    • Experience processing within Core-CT Time and Labor Module;
    • Experience implementing bargaining unit contract language;
    • Experience implementing human resources policies and procedures;
    • Experience writing business documentation.


      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.

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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.