Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Generalist 2

Recruitment #191101-6164MP-001


The Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a Human Resources Generalist 2 to join our team.  You will work directly with managers, supervisors and employees to develop and provide solutions to workplace issues while support and optimizing the operating principles of the agency.     

This position will be based in Wethersfield, with a secondary work station at a designated facility.  In addition, travel based on agency needs to DOC facilities. The candidate selected to fill this position will have strong leadership abilities, passionate about shaping the employee experience, understanding the work they do, the challenges they face, and the goals they are working to achieve.

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).

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Maria Guglielmi at or 860-692-6850.


In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for independently performing a full range of human resources duties as an agency business partner.


  • Advises agency staff on human resources policies and procedures, proper organizational structure and use of appropriate job classifications, talent needs, etc.;
  • Partners with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately deliver solutions to agency human resources needs;
  • 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;
  • Communicates with agency managers, bargaining unit representatives and other interested parties to ensure cooperative relationships;
  • 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;
  • Facilitates human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers;
  • Maintains human resource information systems within assigned agency;
  • Counsels and makes referrals to employee assistance programs;
  • Independently handles reclassification grievances;
  • Administers various areas of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection and on-boarding hires;
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation and maintenance of relevant documentation and records;
  • May assist, coordinate, implement, oversee, and/or provide training and/or staff development programs;
  • May support related agency strategic needs;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • 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, workers compensation, human resources information systems and labor relations;
  • Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills  and conflict resolution skills;
  • 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.


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 Generalist 1 or Human Resources Associate.


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 other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience providing human resources generalist support
  • Experience interpreting human resources polices and collective bargaining agreements for all levels of employees
  • Experience with CORE-CT HRMS
  • Experience with JobAps
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle difficult situations while maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Strong attention to detail


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.

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