Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Generalist 2

Recruitment #200309-6164MP-001


Do you have strong leadership abilities?  Are you passionate about shaping the employee experience - understanding the work they do, the challenges they face and the goals they are working to achieve?  If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) is currently recruiting for a motivated and talented candidate for our Human Resources Generalist 2 position.  This position is 40 hours per week (full-time, Monday-Friday) and located at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford.  Must be flexible to meet the agency needs and travel may be required.

The incumbent of this position will be the sole human resource representative and affirmative action officer to the Freedom of Information Commission, State Elections Enforcement Commission, and The Office of State Ethics and will be accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional duties related to human resource management as well as preparing the Affirmative Action plan. 

The candidate selected to fill this position will be a business partner for these agencies and will work directly with managers, supervisors and employees to develop and provide solutions to workplace issues, while supporting and optimizing the operating principles of the agency.

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 any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Lorraine Vittner at  or 860-713-5449.


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.

In a state agency outside of the State's centralized Human Resources structure, this class will be accountable for independently performing a full range of human resources and other related duties.


  • 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; 
  • 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, and/or compensation; 
  • 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; 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; 
  • Counsels and makes referrals to employee assistance programs; 
  • 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, pay administration, 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.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:

  • Experience with state or municipal human resource work
  • Experience providing human resources generalist support
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience processing tuition reimbursement
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including conflict resolution abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees and union officials
  • Experience interpreting and applying complex/ambiguous payroll policies and procedures including provisions of collective bargaining agreements
  • Experience with CORE-CT Modules
  • Experience with preparing employee retirement estimates, processing and review of retirement paperwork
  • Experience independently administering, tracking and coordination FMLA and Worker's Compensation for agency employees (to include:  meeting with employees and educating them on FMLA rights and entitlements, which may also include ADA accommodations)
  • Advising and assisting the Executive Directors, managers and supervisors on human resources practices
  • Counseling and advising employees on matters relating to employment, career development, transfers and separations
  • Experience interpreting and applying complex or ambiguous payroll policies and procedures, including provisions of collective bargaining agreements


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.