Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual)

Target Class: Economic and Community Development Agent

Recruitment #181219-2292AR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has an opportunity for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) Position. This position is in the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) at the DECD. The Connecticut Career Trainee will be trained in the duties of an OBRD Project Manager with a target class of an Economic And Community Development Agent.

This is a full-time, Monday through Friday (40 hours per week) position located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford. Candidate schedules must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

The selected candidate will be required to travel to project sites and must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Selection Plan

Interested candidates should choose the “resume tab” to attach a resume with their submission.

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, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Lorraine Vittner at, (860) 713-5449.


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


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.

Tasks of an OBRD Project Manager typically include reviewing applications for brownfield program funding either as part of a competitive or rolling round; advising the supervisor regarding the merits of an application; handling and administering the contracting paperwork between the client and DECD; coordinating and scrutinizing the competitive bidding and selection of a contractor/consultant for the projects; managing and administering funds in conformity with statutory, regulatory and department requirements; being familiar with state and federal brownfield laws and regulations; assisting and advising clients through the project implementation process and related duties.


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.


Preference will be given to candidates who have:

• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or a certification in an environmental, geotechnical, civil engineering, town planning, public administration or a related field;
• Experience with environmental work;
• Experience with construction work;
• Experience managing projects;
• Experience preparing reports.



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.