Are you looking to take your HR career to the next level?
Do you enjoy coaching and developing staff?
If so, this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for!
WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- Flexible & hybrid telework schedules available
- 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 holidays per calendar year
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- Culture that encourages work-life balance
- Work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
You will supervise, coach, and develop staff in the HR unit. You will also be accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional duties within human resources, including ensuring employment compliance within all areas of responsibility adhering to applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, statewide goals, and policies/procedures. As well as deliver training in Human Resources subject matters related to recruitment and report to the HR Business Partner.
DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Collaborate with agency leadership/management on current and anticipated staffing needs, including performing analysis of hiring needs, processes, and outcomes.
- Oversee processes, recordkeeping and analysis required to support the Affirmative Action Plan, including recruitment, goals, and outcomes.
- Partner with and advise agency leadership/management in areas including recruitment, talent needs, organizational structure, position classification, and contract/policy interpretation.
- Assist the Human Resources Business Partner by assisting with restructuring the department and workflow, overseeing initiatives, and making recommendations for and implementing new processes, utilizing technology, to continue improving efficiencies and effectiveness of service.
- Full-time 40 hours/week
- 1st Shift
- Centrally located in Hartford, CT (410 Capitol Ave.)
WHO WE ARE:
Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is a state agency whose mission is to provide efficient and effective administrative services to state agencies, departments, and other governmental entities. DAS leads procurement, information technology, human resources, and other administrative functions.
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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.
- 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 or shift.
- 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.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
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, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
- Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex 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 acting as a working supervisor or for performing the most complex human resources and other related duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises and provides guidance over the work of lower level business partners;
- Partners with and is accountable for successful relationships with agency leadership to ensure alignment of human resources support with organizational goals and strategies;
- Advises agency leadership 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 and is accountable for successful relationships with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately leverage 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, compensation, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits;
- Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies;
- Ensures the proper application of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection and on-boarding;
- Oversees or prepares and maintains relevant documentation and records;
- Proactively analyzes data and plans for emerging agency human resources needs;
- Serves as a project team leader on complex human resources projects involving the conduct of best practice research and the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives, job classification studies and other projects with statewide impact;
- 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 be accountable for managing human capital and implementing professional development plans that increase employee’s skill set;
- May be accountable for independently handling reclassification grievances;
- May administer agency employee assistance program and recommend counseling to employees;
- May assist, coordinate, implement, oversee, and/or provide agency wide training and/or staff development programs;
- May support related agency strategic needs;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
- human resources management;
- 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;
- labor relations;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- conflict resolution skills;
- Considerable 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
- strategically plan including succession planning;
- apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in human resources 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 full working level in human resources management.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Human Resources Generalist 2, Human Resources Specialist or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2.
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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- A law degree may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.
- For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Generalist 2 or Human Resources Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Experience with PeopleSoft including workforce administration, position management, and composing reports.
- Experience working with leaders to review and recommend organizational structures.
- Experience managing full cycle recruitment, including the transfer process, adhering to reemployment and collective bargaining agreements using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
- Experience managing agency human resources projects for 1,000 or more employees.
- Experience managing all levels human resources staff.
- 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.
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.
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.