Are you a dedicated State of Connecticut employee with the knowledge to develop strategies, craft plans, and tackle problems? Do you enjoy working in collaborative and forward-thinking environments?
It is DAS's mission to support Connecticut's growth by serving our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost. We drive continuous innovation by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors. We also strive to provide rewarding careers to attract and retain a workforce of hardworking, dedicated public servants committed to leading our phenomenal state forward.
- You will be responsible for supporting the complex operations at the (DVA).
- You will perform the most complex duties directly supporting the Agency Human Resources Business Partner.
- You will oversee the classification, compensation, position actions, person actions, recruitment, on-boarding, records, data, reclassification grievances, employee assistance program (EAP), and ergonomics of the DVA.
- You will play a key role in providing guidance to managers and supervisors in handling a variety of situations including policy application, contract interpretation, and progressive discipline.
- You will deliver Human Resource related training to supervisors.
Work/Life Balance: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 3 days per week onsite in Rocky Hill, CT.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status *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).
To be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your 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: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, DAS is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex human resources duties as an agency business partner.
In a state agency outside of the State's centralized Human Resources structure, this class will be accountable for acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex human resources and other related duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises and provides guidance over the work of lower level business partners;
- Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with agency leadership to ensure alignment of human resources support with organizational goals and strategies;
- Advises agency leadership on human resources policies and procedures, proper organizational structure and use of appropriate job classifications, talent needs, etc.;
- Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately leverage solutions for agency human resources needs;
- Communicates with agency managers, bargaining unit representatives and other interested parties to ensure cooperative relationships;
- Approves agency’s classification and position management transactions and ensures proper organizational structure;
- Assists in ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
- Advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, examinations, compensation, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits;
- Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies;
- Ensures the proper application of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection and on-boarding;
- Oversees or prepares and maintains relevant documentation and records;
- Proactively analyzes data and plans for emerging agency human resources needs;
- Serves as a project team leader on complex human resources projects involving the conduct of best practice research and the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives, job classification studies and other projects with statewide impact;
- May be accountable for managing human capital and implementing professional development plans that increase employee’s skill set;
- May be accountable for independently handling reclassification grievances;
- May administer agency employee assistance program and recommend counseling to employees;
- May assist, coordinate, implement, oversee, and/or provide agency wide training and/or staff development programs;
- May support related agency strategic needs;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of: human resources management and relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Knowledge of: employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation, human resources information systems and labor relations;
Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution skills;
Considerable ability to: work effectively in a matrixed organization; analyze and balance customer’s needs with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
Ability to: supervise, strategically plan, including succession planning, and ability to apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years professional experience in human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the full working level in human resources management.
For state employees, this is interpreted at the level of Human Resources Generalist 2 or Human Resources Specialist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 human resources management, labor relations, business administration, public administration or closely related field other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A law degree may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.
- Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or a directly related field;
- Experience providing training in Human Resources subject matter;
- Experience reviewing and recommending organizational structures, including proposed position classification;
- Experience providing advice and counsel to agency supervisors and managers on HR matters;
- Experience using CORE-CT for personnel and position actions;
- Experience with full cycle recruitment adhering to SEBAC, reemployment and union contracts using the state’s JobAps system;
- Experience managing both statewide and agency collective bargaining transfer processes;
- Experience leading a team (in either a supervisory or project leadership context) in achieving joint goals.
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.
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.