Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DMHAS Investigative Aide

Summer Worker

Recruitment #220713-5704VR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

The DMHAS, Office of the Commissioner (OOC), currently has four (4) vacancies for the position of DMHAS Investigative Aide within the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program (TPEP), located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT. These positions are part-time with an hourly rate of $14.00 to $17.00.  There are no benefits associated with these positions. The work schedule, days and hours, will be determined. Applicants will perform both State and Federal Tobacco Compliance Inspections in all towns in Connecticut.  Please note you must be 16 to 19 years old at the time of hire. 

Our mission is to ensure retailer compliance with state and federal age requirements for the purchase of tobacco products to prevent youth access to tobacco. Applicants will work under the supervision of a Special Investigator. 

This role will require that you: 

  • Attend an in-depth training; 
  • Be available three days a week during first shift Monday through Saturday; 
  • Provide your own transportation to an agreed upon location; 
  • Pass a background check; and 
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills. 
Functional duties of this role: 

  • Perform undercover compliance inspections at tobacco retailers throughout Connecticut; 
  • Determine if retailers are acting in accordance with State and Federal regulations that prohibit the sale of tobacco to persons under 21; 
  • Handle State and Federal tobacco funds and evidence; and 
  • Testify in court proceedings when required. 
We hope you take this opportunity to join us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

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

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

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. 

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. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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, 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. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.

Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:

Assignment                  Minimum
Hourly Rates     
Maximum
Hourly Rates
 
General  $14.00 $17.00 
Patient Care Services  $14.00 $17.00 
Maintenance  $14.00 $17.00 
Laboratory Assistant  $14.00 $17.00 
Recreational Aide  $14.00 $17.00 
Transportation Services (Bus Driver)      $14.00 $17.00 
Tourist Information Clerk  $14.00 $17.00 
Specialized Recreational Services  $14.00 $17.00 
Tourist Information Coordinator  $14.00 $17.00 
Information Technology System Analysis  $19.00 $22.00 
Professional Engineering  $19.00  $22.00 

 

Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:

1. Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.

OR

2. Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
OR

3. College students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
NOTE:
Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

See attached Addendum

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty; knowledge in operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty; knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding client behavior; interpersonal skills; skill in techniques of assigned specialty; ability to assist clients in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; ability to understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions; adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties; some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
2. Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.