Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Secretary 1

Recruitment #230113-6976CL-001

Introduction



Are you looking for your next chance for growth with the State of Connecticut?  If so, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, is seeking a highly motivated Secretary 1 to deliver support for the Addiction Services Unit at our Central Office location in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position on first shift.  Schedule is Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

ROLE HIGHLIGHTS

As a Secretary 1, you will provide sufficient clerical support relative to the facility and addiction services as well as other secretarial support. Responsibilities include:
  • Organizing and maintaining files;
  • Compiling information to prepare data reports;
  • Greeting and directing visitors;
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment;
  • Other tasks as needed.
ABOUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION ADDICTION SERVICES

The Department's addiction services provide a graduated system of substance abuse treatment programs. The agency's Objective Classification System indicates that 88% of the inmates who come into the system have a substance abuse history that suggests a significant need for some level of substance abuse treatment. Based on the offender's individual need, which is determined through a formal assessment, they may receive treatment in; Tier 1, a nine session Pre-Release Substance Treatment Program focusing on re-entry and reintegration issues for offenders returning to the community; Tier 2, a four times a week, intensive out patient program with a curriculum that helps develop an understanding of addiction; Tier 3, a four month residential substance abuse treatment program designed to provide recovery and relapse prevention skills with a focus on reentry or: Tier 4, which is a residential six  month program in a modified therapeutic community setting.  Tiers 2,3 and 4 offer an Aftercare Program designed to provide a continuum of care and maintenance of recovery.  A Community Addiction Services Program provides substance abuse treatment for offenders placed under supervision in the community.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY

  • 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, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of secretarial support functions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a variety of secretarial duties as described in the following areas:

  • TYPING:
    • Using computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment, formats and types a full range of correspondence, reports, bills, drafts, etc. from rough draft, transcription, dictated notes, etc.;
    • Proofreads for content;
    • Edits using knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • FILING:
    • Designs office filing systems;
    • Organizes and maintains files (including confidential files);
    • Maintains, updates and reviews reference materials and manuals.
  • CORRESPONDENCE:
    • Composes routine letters/memoranda, etc. (e.g., standard replies and acknowledgement letters) for supervisor's signature.
  • REPORT WRITING:
    • Compiles information from standard sources and prepares data reports (e.g., number of forms processed during the month).
  • INTERPERSONAL:
    • Greets and directs visitors;
    • Answers phones and takes messages;
    • Answers questions requiring knowledge of terminology, organization, supervisor's responsibilities, etc. (e.g., appropriate referrals, general purpose of the unit).
  • PROCESSING:
    • Scans correspondence;
    • Pulls and attaches related materials;
    • Reviews, routes and prioritizes mail.
  • SECRETARY:
    • Arranges and coordinates meetings (including space and equipment);
    • Writes minutes of meetings, lectures, conferences, etc. from rough draft;
    • Takes notes and/or meeting minutes;
    • Prepares expense accounts;
    • Makes travel arrangements.
  • OFFICE MANAGEMENT:
    • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment;
    • Orders supplies when necessary;
    • Completes, processes, and maintains paperwork for purchasing (e.g., orders, requisitions, invoices, etc.);
    • Maintains time and attendance records;
Performs related duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • office systems and procedures;
    • proper grammar, punctuation and spelling;
  • Knowledge of business communications;
  • Some knowledge of business math;
  • Skills;
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • schedule and prioritize office workflow;
    • operate office equipment which includes computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment;
    • operate office suite software;
    • take notes (shorthand, speedwriting or other method acceptable to the supervisor).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of experience above the routine clerk level in office support or secretarial work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in the secretarial sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with entering and tracking purchase orders in CORE/PeopleSoft;
  • Experience with Addiction Treatment programming;
  • Experience working with inter departmental units and community based contracted providers/vendors;
  • Experience supporting large departments with over 60 employees;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Suite, Zoom, Helpdesk, OrgPlus, and JobAps;
  • Experience with grant funding management;
  • Experience supporting unit specific meetings, training and related documents.

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.