Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Talent Selection Specialist

Human Resources Generalist 2 (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220511-6164MP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is seeking human resources professionals with full cycle recruitment experience to support the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Newington.

Overview

The Talent Selection Specialist (Human Resources Generalist 2) will be part of a newly formed recruitment unit and will be responsible for identifying and delivering high-quality candidates. The Specialist 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Developing a pool of qualified candidates and building networks to locate qualified candidates.
  • Coordinating and conducting new employee onboarding.
  • Managing recruitment and selection activities for assigned positions with minimum supervision.
  • Working 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 assisting in the building of recruitment strategies.
  • Researching, suggesting, and participating in recruiting events and maintaining a network of external contacts to assist in filling open positions with top talent.
  • Maintaining all candidate tracking within JobAps.
  • Taking initiative to stay informed of talent trends and sharing with broader talent team.
  • Initiating and participating in projects that further HR and recruitment capabilities.
  • Maintaining clear and constant communication with DOT’s hiring managers and HRBP in providing customer service regarding expectations, timelines, and statuses on open positions.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and 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.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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 pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann via email at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.

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, to include but not limited to advising on the availability and expiration of eligible lists, 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 or equal opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations 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, Human Resources Associate, or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1.

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.
  3. For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Generalist 1 or Human Resources Associate may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Internship Programs.
  • Experience consulting with hiring managers on recruitments.
  • 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.