Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Target Class: Economic and Community Development Agent

Recruitment #210827-2292AR-002

Introduction



Do you enjoy learning from specialists in your field? Does making a positive impact in Connecticut excite you? If so, we invite you to read the criteria below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is recruiting for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (CCT) with a target class of Economic and Community Development Agent. The initial appointment will be with the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD). This is a full-time (40 hours per week Monday-Friday) position located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. The selected candidate will be required to travel to project sites and must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Who we are:


The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly changing, knowledge-based global economy.

The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education, and arts and culture.

About the position:

Applicant will receive training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration and grant management and administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required. The Connecticut Career Trainee will be trained in the duties of an OBRD Project Agent with a target class of an Economic and Community Development Agent.

Duties:

  • Tasks of an OBRD Project Agent typically include reviewing applications for brownfield funding programs, handling and administering the contracting paperwork between the client and DECD;
  • Ensuring projects are in conformity with statutory, regulatory and department requirements;
  • Familiarization with state and federal brownfields laws and regulations;
  • Assisting and advising clients through the project implementation process and related duties to assist with the functioning of the OBRD;
  • Other related duties can be found here.
Salary Note:

Minimum Requirements 

First Year of Training 

Second Year of Training 

Bachelor's degree  

Step 1: $49,271.00 

 

Step 5: $56,379.00 

Master's degree  

Step 2: $51,052.00 

Step 5: $56,379.00 

 


What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F(3a) and 13G(3a) .

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit a
dditional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

NOTE:

  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in planning, public administration, public policy, business administration, finance or economics OR a Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in planning, public administration, public policy, business administration, finance or economics.
  • Experience with office productivity suites such as Microsoft Office or Google Apps.
  • Experience gathering data and summarizing into reports.

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.