Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Social & Human Services) (40 Hour)

Target Class - LD Veterans Employment Outreach Worker

Recruitment #180508-1992SH-001


The Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers. The DOL's Office for Veterans Workforce Development main mission is to assist veterans with significant barriers to employment in finding gainful employment as they transition from their military career or continue in their civilian career. 

The Office for Veterans Workforce Development has a current opportunity for a Connecticut Careers Trainee with a target class of Veterans Employment Outreach Worker. The Veterans Employment Outreach Worker acts as the Case Manager providing intensive services for disabled veterans working with both federal and state agencies to break down any barriers they may have in seeking employment. The other important piece of the job is training and education, which is assisting veterans with VA GI BILL information and other DOL training programs by referral.

This position will be based in Hartford, CT. This job will also require you to work outside the office providing outreach, at times on military installations.  We provide Pre-Mobilization and De-Mobilization services for OEF/OIF (guard and reserve units), deploying or returning from the war zone.

The normal working hours are from 0800 to 1630, Monday thru Friday.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume 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 into JobAps.). Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Maria LaRosa,  


Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must have veteran status.  Pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. first preference for hiring  will be for qualified disabled veteran and then qualified veteran.


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


After successful completion of one year training program, this specific target position will be responsible for providing specialized services to veterans and other eligible persons; develops jobs and job training opportunities through contact with employers especially small and medium size private sector employers; develops apprenticeship and other on-the-job training positions for veterans through consultation with United States Department of Veterans Affairs; performs outreach activities to locate veterans through local veterans organizations, regional workforce boards and community based organizations; provides instruction and guidance to groups and organizations receiving federal funds for providing employment and training opportunities to veterans; provides appropriate instruction to Department of Labor staff regarding responsibility to veterans; consults and coordinates with other appropriate representatives of federal, state and local programs for purpose of developing linkages to promote employment opportunities to veterans; develops programs in cooperation with appropriate Department of Veteran Affairs personnel, educational institutions and employers to ensure maximum assistance to disabled veterans who have completed or are participating in a vocational rehabilitation program; refers veterans to training, supportive services and educational programs as appropriate; secures and maintains current information regarding available employment and training opportunities using information technology; identifies and assists veterans with barriers to employment such as job retention or readjustment problems utilizing case management techniques; assists in identifying and acquiring prosthetic and sensory aids and devices needed to enhance the employment opportunities and/or employability of veterans and other eligible persons; provides information on programs, procedures, policies, laws and regulations as appropriate; 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.


Experience providing social services to individuals or families in need or performing basic technical or complex clerical duties which would lead to the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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