Learning Consultant (Hybrid)

Human Resources Specialist

Recruitment #220624-0912MP-001


Does the concept of developing new learning content from a “blank canvas” excite you?  Are you a curious thinker who loves to learn and grow every day?  Do you thrive facilitating and presenting to audiences?  Do you get a sense of satisfaction when you know learning has made a genuine difference? If so, please consider joining the DAS Learning & Development team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is seeking an experienced learning professional for a Learning Consultant (Human Resources Specialist) position to design, develop, and facilitate contemporary and engaging learning content to support employees of State of Connecticut Executive Branch agencies. 

The position offers the perfect blend of instructional design and facilitation responsibilities.  In consultation with stakeholders and subject-matter-experts, and based on the project, you will complete a range of duties that include evaluation, needs analysis, learning design and development, and facilitation of content to audiences.  You will also work within the LinkedIn Learning platform to develop custom State of Connecticut video content and curate learning paths using LinkedIn Learning content. 

Position Details

Full Time | Monday-Friday, 1st shift, 40 hours per week position.
The learning consultant will work remotely three days per week; two days per week will be in the office with team members. Work location, 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103.

What We Can Offer You
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

Selection Plan

To 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.
  • 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
Important Information After You Apply:

  • Applicants should be prepared to submit a sample of work upon request of the hiring manager later 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 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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In the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of professional human resources duties within a specialized service delivery team or a unit with statewide impact.


  • Proposes, formulates and implements program policies and operational procedures;
  • Screens, refers and recommends candidates for employment;
  • Interprets, administers and ensures compliance with human resources, employment and equal opportunity laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Processes human resource records and transactions;
  • Develops new job classifications and new job classification series and uses job evaluation systems and methodologies to evaluate jobs and set salaries;
  • Communicates with agency human resources partners, bargaining unit representatives and other stakeholders to ensure cooperative relationships;
  • Implements and may assist in developing training programs;
  • Advises administrative officials, managers and supervisors regarding program policy and guidelines;
  • Develops materials for recruitment programs;
  • Collaborates with administrative officials in strategic planning to ensure alignment of activities with organizational goals and strategies;
  • Monitors and makes recommendations for emerging program needs;
  • Maintains human resources information systems;
  • Processes workers' compensation claims;
  • Provides assistance to employees in areas such as leaves (e.g., family, medical, military), and tuition reimbursement;
  • Conducts audits of agency transactions to ensure business rules are followed;
  • Analyzes and resolves problem situations and takes or recommends appropriate action;
  • Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies;
  • Prepares or directs preparation of reports, manuals and correspondence;
  • Interprets and ensures adherence to collective bargaining agreements;
  • May serve on human resources project teams involving the conduct of best practice research and the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives and other projects with statewide impact;
  • 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 and labor relations;
  • Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to: analyze and balance partners need with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements; strategically plan, including succession planning, and ability to apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in human resources or equal opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations 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 Associate, Human Resources Generalist 1 or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1.


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


Experience in:
  • Instructional design using the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) while integrating agile approaches.
  • Facilitating training events and providing customer support to learners in-person and virtually, using platforms such as Microsoft Teams.
  • Consulting with leadership and subject-matter-experts.
  • Troubleshooting problems that may arise during a project.
  • Conveying ideas in a format through writing, graphics, and storytelling, with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Developing learning content using features in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
  • Creating and editing video content in a platform such as, Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Working unassisted, with guidance from senior team members.


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.