Are you a dedicated employee with the knowledge to develop strategies, craft plans, and tackle problems? Do you enjoy working in collaborative and forward-thinking environments? Then we encourage you to apply today!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Administrative Services (DAS
), is now accepting applications for one (1) Human Resources Generalist 2
position within the Department of Mental Health and Addictive Services (DMHAS
It is DAS's mission to:
Support Connecticut's Growth – By serving our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
Drive Continuous Innovation – by increasing 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.
In this position you will be accountable for providing onsite agency human resources support in a matrixed organization, including but not limited to, employee relations, workforce planning, recruitment support, succession planning, and general state HR administration. Your impact is crucial to the Human Resources function as you will participate in programs that directly impact the health, safety, and wellbeing of the agency’s workforce.
You will also:
Utilize time management skills, while managing multiple priorities to meet competing deadlines.
Work independently using initiative and problem solving skills.
Be prepared to work in a changing environment.
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. Combination of telework/in-office presence currently available.
We offer a competitive benefits package
that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
All state employees shall follow Executive Order
13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Connect With Us:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at firstname.lastname@example.org
and reference the recruitment number.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF 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, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years professional experience in human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
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.
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 other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration.
- Experience administering human resources within a union environment.
- Experience consulting hiring managers on workforce planning and the use of specific job titles.
- Experience performing full-cycle recruitment.
- Experience using Human Resources metrics and analytics to make business decisions.
- Experience using Human Resources Management System (HRMS) such as Peoplesoft.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
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.