Human Resources Generalist 1


Recruitment #230327-6163MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is seeking a qualified individual to join our growing Recruitment Team as a Human Resource Generalist 1 to support the 
Department of Transportation (DOT)! 

As a Human Resources Generalist 1 we can offer you: 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Competitive starting salary and structure 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
  • Find out more about the benefits of being a confidential employee covered by the State of CT Manager’s Guide here! 
  • Culture that encourages a healthy work-life balance to all employees!
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday hybrid schedule,
  • First shift hours
  • Centrally located in Newington, CT (2800 Berlin Turnpike)
The Role: The Human Resources Generalist 1 (HRG1) will be responsible for the full recruiting cycle for assigned positions, partnering directly with hiring managers, executives, DOT’s HR Business Partner (HRBP) and the DAS Talent Solution team as an integral part of the recruitment and staffing unit. 

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Coordinate and conduct new employee orientation and onboarding, including working with new hires on paperwork, presenting DOT’s orientation presentation, processing new hire paperwork, and data entry into CORE
  • Work collaboratively with DOT’s hiring managers and the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Human Resources Talent Solutions team in the development of sourcing and advertising strategy and managing candidate prescreen, interviewing, and new employee orientation
  • Build strategies for and maintain diversity recruitment outreach to include, but not limited to, digital outreach initiatives and university outreach
  • Research, suggest, and participate in recruiting events and maintain a network of external contacts to assist in filling open positions with top talent
  • Maintain all candidate tracking within our applicant tracking system (JobAps)
  • Work with a supportive team who are excited about broadening the HR and recruitment capabilities of the department
  • Prepare and maintain human resources records and transactions for employees to include processing positions, new hires, salary calculations and adjustments
About Us: We have centralized our Human Resources functions to achieve 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.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • 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
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page
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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancies are listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at


In the Department of Administrative Services this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for performing professional human resources duties as an agency business partner. 

In a state agency outside of the State's centralized Human Resources structure this class is accountable for performing professional human resources and other related duties.


  • Assists in advising 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; 
  • Makes recommendations regarding 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; 
  • Upon approval, facilitates human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers; 
  • Maintains human resource information systems within assigned agency; 
  • Performs research in support of reclassification grievances, business rules questions, policy and legislative changes, training initiatives and other human resources initiatives and projects; 
  • Assists in 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; 
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Ensures all records, files and folders are maintained, updated and digitized, where applicable;
  • May coordinate 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 of
    • human resources management;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Basic knowledge of
    • employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation;
    • labor relations;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Some ability to analyze and balance partners needs with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.


Six (6) years of professional experience in human resources or equal opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations management.


  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling 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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with full-cycle recruitment of 1,000 or more employees 
  • Experience working with an applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • Experience complying with recruitment policies, regulations, and union contracts.
  • Experience creating engaging recruitment videos or designing recruitment strategy visuals.
  • Experience with college and university recruitment principles.


  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.