Are you a dedicated State of Connecticut employee with the knowledge to develop strategies, craft plans, and tackle problems? Do you enjoy working in collaborative and forward-thinking environments?
Who We Are
- 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.
The position will be a working supervisor responsible for leading the strategy and execution of the agency staffing plan at DHMAS as well as partnering with Talent Solutions and advising agency leadership/management in areas including organizational structure, classification and succession planning. The chosen candidate will assist in overseeing initiatives and making recommendations for and implementing new processes to continue improving efficiencies and effectiveness of service.
- You will lead and supervise the generalists in the agency staffing unit.
- You will collaborate with agency manager’s on current and anticipated staffing needs.
- You will oversee processes, recordkeeping and analyses required to support the DMHAS affirmative Action Plan, including recruitment, goals and outcomes.
- You will perform analysis of hiring needs, processes and outcomes.
This fulltime Monday-Friday position will be located onsite at the main DMHAS campus in Middletown, CT but may require to travel to satellite offices when needed. Partial telework will be available.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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, 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.
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.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job classification.
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.
The successful candidate will possess:
- Experience leading and developing a team of recruiters
- Experience working with recruiting metrics and analytics
- Experience analyzing trends to identify and provide solutions for large recruitment pools
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Human Resources or Business Administration
- Experience working with management and internal business partners to understand current and future recruiting needs
- Experience writing policies and procedures
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.
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.