Who We Are
The State of Connecticut is centralizing its Human Resources function with the following goals:
Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of hardworking, dedicated public servants committed to leading our phenomenal state forward.
Are you a dedicated and hardworking Human Resources leader with a passion for supporting state operations?
Do you have what it takes to deliver practical, timely solutions to complex management challenges?
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has an exciting anticipated opportunity for a Human Resources Administrator in Hartford, CT to lead the Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP) functional area.
Reporting directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer, this role will be responsible for leading a large unit of HR Generalist teams deployed to in-scope agencies. Located on-site at their respective agencies, these HR Generalist teams will be primarily focused on supporting agency leadership with organizational design, corresponding position management, handling classification grievances, properly implementing mandatory rights associated with filling approved positions, the selection and onboarding of qualified applicants/employees, and handling various employee inquiries and issues.
*If necessary, the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to reflect their current MP pay 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).
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.
Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Theresa Judge at Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services, Statewide Human Resources Management, this class is accountable for administering and providing leadership to all Agency Human Resources Business Partners deployed at state agencies.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides leadership and vision so that there is direction, guidance, accountability, and creativity needed to advance human resources operations in support of agencies’ employees, leadership, and missions;
Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with agency leadership, other human resources functions, and other stakeholders to appropriately deliver solutions to agency human resources needs, support business strategy, build critical capabilities, identify key roles and top talent, and create organizations that are built to accomplish their respective missions;
Tracks and analyzes trends and best practices in order to evolve and progress the assigned human resources function;
Designs and implements employee performance review standards;
Administers, coordinates and provides guidance over work activities;
Reviews, evaluates and determines policies, procedures and practices applicable to all aspects of the assigned human resources function;
Identifies and measures key human resources performance metrics and uses those metrics to analyze workforce problems and leverage solutions to maximize operational effectiveness;
Serves as the system administrator for Software as a service (SaaS) solutions that support the assigned human resources function;
Identifies areas for technological improvements and solutions and researches new and upcoming technological resources and how they can best be implemented to advance human resources business practices;
Assists in the formulation of the human resources budget and staffing plans and identifies and allocates resources in order to manage initiatives;
Meets and confers with agency officials and management, union representatives, members of the public and others and renders appropriate advice;
Oversees the preparation and maintenance of documentation and manuals;
Studies and comments on proposed legislation, rules and regulations, and other proposals;
Leads through significant change;
Collaborates and integrates activities with other human resources functions and agencies, as needed;
May serve as a project team leader on complex human resources projects involving the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives, and other projects with statewide impact.
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
Considerable knowledge of: human resources management, relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures, equal employment opportunity, job classification, compensation and benefit programs, workers compensation, labor relations, merit system principles and philosophy and human resources information systems;
Considerable: interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills and negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
Considerable ability to: deal tactfully and effectively with agency officials, management and union representatives, analyze and balance partners need with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements, study and analyze emerging issues or problems and make sound evaluations, conclusions and recommendations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in human resources or labor relations management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity over professional human resources or labor relations staff.
For state employees, this is at or above level of above Human Resources Business Partner 1, Assistant Human Resources Business Partner or Agency Labor Relations Manager.
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 other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
The successful candidate will possess:
- An undergraduate degree or higher in business administration, human resources management, public administration or closely related field.
- Experience managing agency-level human resources and/or labor relations teams in various state agencies.
- Experience formulating and implementing operational plans successfully.
- Experience making business decisions and problem solving in a fast paced environment.
- Experience adapting behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
- Experience developing and maintaining partnerships within DAS’ Statewide Human Resources Division and across state agencies.
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.