Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Resources Generalist 3

Recruitment #210119-6168MP-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments and the public. 

The Office of the State Comptroller seeks to hire a Human Resources Generalist 3 to supervise the agency’s human resources and payroll operations. Candidates must have knowledge, experience and understanding of labor relations, collective bargaining, and human resources management. This position requires a strong attention to detail and project management skills, as the candidate will be involved in several large projects as well as the day to day operations of the HR/Payroll Unit.

The individual selected for this position will: 

  • Administer the Agency’s criminal background check process;
  • Provide training and assist staff with evaluating performance;
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement agency human resources policies and procedures such as FMLA, ADA, EAP referrals, workforce and organizational planning;
  • Conduct a variety of investigations and recommend appropriate action;
  • Analyze and resolve complex situations and issues;
  • Advise managers and supervisors regarding labor relations issues;
  • Administer progressive discipline;
  • Represent agency at hearings and/or grievances; interpret collective bargaining agreements;
  • Participate with recruitment activities;
  • Develop and recommend new or revised job classifications;
  • Counsel employees in the areas of career development, upward  mobility and benefits issues;
  • Develop training for agency employees on human resources programs, policies and procedures;
  • Prepare reports, salary projections, and fiscal analysis activities.

In addition, this position is also responsible for:

  • The preparation and submission of the Agency’s completed Affirmative Action Plan and Position Status Reports;
  • Payroll reconciliation and bi-weekly submission of the Agency’s payroll;
  • Salary projections, budget expenditures and fiscal analysis activities;
  • Performing other related duties, as required.

We are located in the newly renovated, State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue in Harford, CT.  This state of the art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking, and ergonomic workspaces.  The OSC offers an excellent salary and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! 

Selection Plan

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer.  Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.

Candidates who do not submit the required documents above will not be considered. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.                                 

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, supervisory references, college transcripts, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  bonnie.schlechtweg@ct.gov.

NOTE:  Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Office of the State Comptroller are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex 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 acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex human resources and other related duties.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Supervises and provides guidance over the work of lower level business partners; 
  • Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with agency leadership to ensure alignment of human resources support with organizational goals and strategies; 
  • Advises agency leadership on human resources policies and procedures, proper organizational structure and use of appropriate job classifications, talent needs, etc.; 
  • Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately leverage 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, compensation, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits; 
  • Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies; 
  • Ensures the proper application of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection and on-boarding; 
  • Oversees or prepares and maintains relevant documentation and records; 
  • Proactively analyzes data and plans for emerging agency human resources needs; 
  • Serves as a project team leader on complex human resources projects involving the conduct of best practice research and the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives, job classification studies and other projects with statewide impact; 
  • May be accountable for managing human capital and implementing professional development plans that increase employee’s skill set; 
  • May be accountable for independently handling reclassification grievances; 
  • May administer agency employee assistance program and recommend counseling to employees;
  • May assist, coordinate, implement, oversee, and/or provide agency wide training and/or staff development programs; 
  • May support related agency strategic needs; 
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable 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;
  • Considerable 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

Eight (8) years professional experience in human resources management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the full working level in human resources management.

For state employees, this is interpreted at the level of Human Resources Generalist 2 or Human Resources Specialist.

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

3. A law degree may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Experience with labor relations in a union environment, including demonstrated ability to conduct investigations and administer progressive discipline with conflict resolution skills
  • Experience and knowledge with developing a State of Connecticut Affirmative Action Plan
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with Oracle/PeopleSoft HRMS module
  • Strong background in recruitment processes, including utilization of the State of CT JobAps system
  • Experience with FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation
  • Experience with analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvements to increase efficiency
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced atmosphere
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  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, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860.702.3323 or  bonnie.schlechtweg@ct.gov.







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