Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Human Rights And Opportunities Trainee

Recruitment #210326-4776SH-001

Introduction


Are you ready to gain skills, knowledge, and experience that will help you develop and have a rewarding and successful career? If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is currently recruiting for a Human Rights and Opportunities Trainee (HRO Trainee) in their Central Office. This a full-time, first shift, 40 hours per week position located at 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103.

Who we are:

The mission of the State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education. 

The Role:

The Human Rights and Opportunities Trainee is a two-year training program to develop the vital tools to become a Human Rights and Opportunities Representative.  

In this role you will:

  • Assists with community engagement programs 
  • Assists with education and outreach  
  • Assists with the Agency’s training programs 
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of Executive Internship Program 
  • Develops, reviews, implements and monitors specific remedies, programs and projects designed to promote equal opportunity, affirmative action and intergroup relations; 
  • Develops cooperative law enforcement and compliance liaison activities with community organizations, business and federal, state and local governmental agencies; 
  • Performs enforcement and investigative work of gradually increasing responsibilities; 
  • Performs related duties as required; 
  • Investigates discriminatory practices complaints; 
  • Reviews state agency affirmative action plans and contractor set-aside plans; 
  • Requires ability to manage a heavy case load;  
  • Statewide travel required
We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date of this job posting, unless otherwise specified.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.   

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.  

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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nasreen Mustafa at nasreen.mustafa@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for successfully completing a planned training program in civil rights law enforcement and investigative techniques while performing enforcement and investigative work with gradually increasing responsibility.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives training in investigation of discriminatory practices complaints, review of affirmative action plans, compliance review of contractors doing business with the state and systemic enforcement activities; receives training in development, review, implementation and monitoring of specific remedies, programs and projects designed to promote equal opportunity, affirmative action and intergroup relations; receives training in development of cooperative law enforcement and compliance liaison activities with community organizations, business and federal, state and local governmental agencies; receives training in other related areas as required; performs enforcement and investigative work of gradually increasing responsibilities; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of causes of discrimination and its social and economic impact on protected classes; basic knowledge of interviewing principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; organizational skills; ability to read, understand and apply statutes, regulations, legal theories and policies to a given set of facts; analytical ability; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience involving the protection of human rights and examination of social problems of protected classes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:
  • Experience performing language interpreting assignments from Spanish-English and English-Spanish;
  • Experience with community engagement, education and outreach;
  • The ability to conduct fact finding conferences with multiple parties present;
  • Experience and understanding of the mediation process and techniques (negotiation and arbitration);
  • Experience handling and protecting confidential sensitive information;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 10;
  • Experience managing large caseloads and completing multiple tasks simultaneously within strict deadlines.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.