Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Social & Human Services) (40 Hour)


Recruitment #220728-1992SH-001


Are you a Veteran? Are you passionate about counseling and assisting fellow Veterans to find meaningful work? If so, we ant you to become part of our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in a constantly evolving environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

We have an opening for a Connecticut Careers Trainee with the target class of Labor Department Veterans Employment Outreach Worker (LDVEOW). This position is in the Bridgeport American Job Center. This hybrid opportunity is full time, with a Monday through Friday schedule. The first shift hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: This is a one year training program, after successful completion of the training program you will be promoted to the target class of LDVEOW. Pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. you must be a qualified veteran to qualify for this role. Preference will be given first to qualified disabled veterans of the Vietnam era, then to other qualified disabled veterans, then to any other qualified veteran.

Background of Facility: The Department of Labor’s American Job Center’s (AJC) system is a partnership of organizations that provide workforce assistance to job seekers and employers. This collaboration of state, regional, and local organizations work as a system to help prepare and train the workforce and offer services that help businesses and industries find talent. We offer a full complement of employment services, including career centers, recruitments, workshops, and employment services for veterans. We can also assist with unemployment insurance questions.

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To apply:
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

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.

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

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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.

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

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In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.

  • In-depth interviewing and evaluation to identify barriers and appropriate employment goals.
  • Group and individual career coaching.
  • Development of individual employment plan that identifies employment goals, interim objectives, and appropriate services that will enable the veteran to meet his or her employment goals.
  • Referring veterans to training, supportive services and educational programs as appropriate.
  • Maintaining electronic records and follow up with veterans in case management.
  • Outreaching to targeted veterans.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Cold calling, networking and making new contacts
  • Using Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Using virtual platforms (such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.) to participate in meetings, provide training, and collaborate on documents
  • Collaborating and following up with various parties to achieve a common goal
  • Working with or having knowledge of workforce development systems



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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