New Haven, CT
|Date Opened||8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$94,771 - $121,278/year (*New State employees start at minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/11/2022 11:59:00 PM|
Are you an experienced Attorney looking for an opportunity to serve the public sector? If so, we encourage you to apply and join our team!
The State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families' (DCF) mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. DCF’s Legal Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal law, conducting administrative hearings, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
We are recruiting for three (3) Staff Attorney 2 positions within our Legal Division, based out of our Hartford, Norwich, and New Haven offices. Additionally, other statewide travel can be expected. This position is full-time, with a Monday through Friday schedule, on first shift.
The Legal Division Staff Attorneys are directly involved in consultations with social work staff and make legal recommendations that impact the lives of the children and families of Connecticut. The role has responsibility to provide in-house legal support to the Area Offices for which they are assigned (Hartford, Norwich, and New Haven).
You will discover the opportunity to:
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.
We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the system. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
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.