Are you an experienced Staffing Specialist with a passion for offering creative recruitment solutions while being a part of a team who serves a critical mission supporting the citizens of Connecticut? If you a seeking to join a team that offers learning opportunities and clear growth potential than we encourage you to apply!
Who We Are: The State of Connecticut has centralized its Human Resources function with the following goals:
- Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
- Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
- Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of hardworking, dedicated public servants committed to leading our phenomenal state forward.
The Role: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Human Resources (HR) has multiple opportunities to serve as a Staffing Specialist (Human Resources Generalist 2). These roles will be deployed within the recruitment unit at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Hartford. This recruitment may also be used to fill roles with in our staffing divisions at the Dept. of Corrections (DOC) in Wethersfield.
In this role, you are accountable for providing onsite agency recruitment support, including but not limited to, workforce planning support, recruitment, candidate engagement, and new employee onboarding. Your impact is critical to the Human Resources function as you will participate in programs that directly impact the health, safety, and wellbeing of the agency's workforce. You will receive administrative, day-to-day, and/or operational direction from the DCF HR Business Partner (HR Director) or another HR position of a higher level.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Collaborate with agency managers and staff on mission driven strategies, human resources policies and procedures, proper organizational structure, and use of appropriate job classes.
- Address talent needs and other key issues to ensure alignment with statewide goals and applicable laws.
- Utilize your technical HR skills and communication strengths to guide, coordinate with and support agency managers and employees.
Position details: These opportunities are full-time, 40 hours per week, with a Monday through Friday hybrid telework/On-site schedule on first shift, with flexible hours (within reason). DCF's Central Office is located at 505 Hudson Street in Hartford (near the Capitol, the Bushnell Theater and Bushnell Park).
What We Can Offer You: Competitive salary, excellent State benefits package you are accustomed to, including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance and provides professional growth and development opportunities!
We hope you take this opportunity to further your career and make an impact!
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
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. Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree or higher level education and the following experience:
- Managing full-cycle recruitment via an applicant tracking system (ATS)
- Working within a department dedicated to recruitment or within the staffing industry
- Performing recruitment duties within the health care or human services industry
- Working with PeopleSoft systems such as CORE-CT
- Working with Microsoft Excel, including the use of pivot tables
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.
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.