Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Generalist 2

Recruitment #201228-6164MP-001

Introduction

Who We Are
The State of Connecticut has centralized 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.
Your Role
The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services’ (DAS) is recruiting for (1) full-time Human Resources Generalist 2 to join our team, a team dedicated to providing a broad range of services to multiple state agencies, while promoting work environments characterized by fair, equitable, ethical, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.  

The candidate selected to fill this position will be a business partner assigned to support the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) District 3 Office in New Haven.  This candidate must possess strong leadership abilities and be passionate about shaping the employee experience, understanding the work they do, the challenges they face, and the goals they are working to achieve. The Human Resources Generalist 2 will work directly with agency leadership, managers, supervisors and employees to develop and provide solutions to workplace issues while supporting and optimizing the operating principles of the agency.

If you are a team player and this sounds like an environment you would love to work in, then we invite you to apply!

What’s in It for You - Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Competitive market salary plans;
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut in a strategic HR capacity.  

Selection Plan

Please include your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

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.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at raisa.capellan@ct.gov or (860)952-3956.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF 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 for 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, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years professional experience in human resources management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience interpreting human resources policies and collective bargaining agreements for all levels of employees;                                                                                 
  • Experience using online recruiting systems such as JobAps;
  • Experience providing HR support to multiple customers with competing priorities;
  • Experience using Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) such as PeopleSoft;
  • Experience providing human resources generalist support; 
  • Experience advising individuals on matters related to employment, career counseling, union contracts, employee development and human resources practices.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.







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