Human Resources Generalist Trainee


Recruitment #230522-5989VR-RP


Are you looking to start your career in HR? Does an opportunity with a clear career trajectory appeal to you? 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for multiple Human Resources Generalist Trainee (Leadership Associate (Confidential) opportunities throughout multiple locations (listed above) with hybrid telework and flexible schedules available. 

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings 
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and professional development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees
  • Hybrid work schedules available!
  • 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
Position Details:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday hybrid (telework/in-office) schedule once the six-month working test period is completed.   
Promotional Opportunity:
At DAS we are committed to providing timely, fair, competent, cost-effective services that address the needs of state agencies, municipalities, private industry, and the public. We are looking for HR Generalist Trainees to participate in a development program designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to transition into the target class of Human Resources Generalist 1. 

Discover the opportunity to be thoroughly trained in the following areas:
  • Assist in various areas of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection, and on-boarding hires. 
  • Conduct agency-specific human resources work dedicated to the hiring and onboarding of new employees, as well as the confirming and tracking of required education or licensure. 
  • Assist 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. 
  • Partner with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately deliver solutions for agency human resources needs.  
  • Assist in making recommendations regarding agency’s classification and position management transactions and ensures proper organizational structure.  
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.  
  • Advise employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, examinations, and/or compensation. 
  • Upon approval, facilitate human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers. 
  • Maintain human resource information systems within assigned agency.  
  • Perform research in support of reclassification grievances, business rules questions, policy and legislative changes, training initiatives and other human resources initiatives and projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
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.
Why work for the State of CT? We provide limitless opportunities, we’re hiring for diversity and new perspectives, and we accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. If you’re looking to grow within a great organization with a clear career series and trajectory this is your chance! See what two of our State of CT HR professionals have to say about their valuable work! 

"Joining the State of Connecticut in 2018 as a career changer from non-profit education was the best decision I made! I applied to the Leadership Associate role because I knew that I wanted to train for a career - not just a job. With the tools and resources given during my training period, I have been able to find new challenges to encourage my growth as a Human Resources professional all while further developing my career. A career in public service differs from any other job simply because the work that we do has such a greater impact to those who we serve in the State of CT!" - Raisa Capellan| Principal Human Resources Specialist, Talent Solutions Division, Department of Administrative Services.

"A year and a half ago I joined the State of Connecticut as a Leadership Associate in the Talent Solutions division of Statewide Human Resources Management. In that short period of time, I’ve already come to find how rewarding being a State employee is. As a Leadership Associate, I am able to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to my everyday experiences and build valuable relationships with my peers and mentors all while striving towards becoming a successful Human Resources Professional. The stability and longevity of being a State employee is unmatched along with the limitless opportunities the State of Connecticut has to offer. As a recent college graduate, I can confidently say that my time at the State of Connecticut has just begun!"- Hayley Newhouse | Leadership Associate, Talent Solutions Division, Department of Administrative Services.