Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Talent Selection Specialist

Human Resources Generalist 2

Recruitment #220112-6164MP-001


Are you a Human Resources professional looking for a new exciting opportunity? Does a career in public service excite you? If so, read below & apply today! 

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is looking to hire three Human Resources Generalist 2s with full cycle recruitment experience to be deployed at the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Newington, CT. It is DAS’s mission to: 

  • 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 talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.
The Role: These Recruitment and Selection Specialists will be part of a newly formed recruitment unit and will be responsible for identifying and delivering high-quality candidates. The Specialists will be responsible for managing the full-recruiting cycle of activities for assigned positions, partnering directly with hiring managers, executives, DOT’s HR Business Partner (HRBP) and the DAS Talent Solution team. 
Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Develop a pool of qualified candidates and build networks to locate qualified candidates. 
  • Coordinate and conduct new employee onboarding. 
  • Manage recruitment and selection activities for assigned positions with minimum supervision. 
  • Work collaboratively with DOT’s hiring managers and the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Human Resources Talent Solution team in the development of sourcing and advertising strategy and managing candidate prescreen, interviewing, and new employee orientation. 
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with HR Business Partners (HRBP), DOT’s hiring Managers, and our DAS Talent Solution Human Resources team members.
  • Manage diversity recruitment outreach to include but not limited to digital outreach initiatives and assist in the building of recruitment strategies.
  • Research, suggest, and participate in recruiting events and maintain a network of external contacts to assist in filling open positions with top talent.
  • Maintain all candidate tracking within our applicant tracking system (JobAps).  
  • Take the initiative to stay informed of talent trends and share with broader talent team.
  • Initiate and participate in projects that further HR and recruitment capabilities. 
  • Maintain clear and constant communication with DOT’s hiring managers and HRBP in providing customer service regarding expectations, timelines, and statuses on open positions.
Schedule & Benefits: This opportunity is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday located in Newington, CT. We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees and provide professional growth and development opportunities! 

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Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:
  • 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Important Information After You Apply: 
  • 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 additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • 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 for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions about this recruitment please contact


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.


  • 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 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.


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


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.


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.


  • Experience managing a recruitment portfolio within a large agency or company (large meaning 1,000+ employees).
  • Experience directly consulting with hiring managers on recruitments.
  • Experience performing full cycle recruitment utilizing applicant tracking technical software such as JobAps.
  • Experience complying with recruitment policies, regulations, and union contracts. 
  • Experience with EEO practices and principles.
  • Experience with college recruiting principles.
  • Experience managing social media recruiting tools and platforms.


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.



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.