Human Resources Generalist 3


Recruitment #230605-6168MP-RP


Are you a Human Resources professional looking to advance your career and support our state agencies?
If so, we encourage you to apply and unlock the potential of our workforce and join us as the HR Leader! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for current and anticipated opportunities to serve as a Human Resources Generalist 3, deployed onsite at one of our Executive Branch Agencies. This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies in multiple state agencies in the following towns: 
  • East Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Newington
  • Wethersfield
Please note:
*Please select all location(s) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location. Positions may be located in, but are not limited to, the following locations: Hartford, East Hartford, Newington, and Wethersfield; however, you may be required to travel to locations throughout the state depending on assignment. 

Are you an HR leader seeking an exceptional opportunity?  Look no further!  
Join our team and experience a range of outstanding benefits that set us apart:
  • Unrivaled health benefits: We provide top tier medical and dental coverage, ensuring your well-being and peace of mind.
  • Robust retirement options including both a pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings, empowering you to plan for a secure and prosperous future.
  • We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer 13 paid holidays per calendar year to all employees, enabling you to recharge and spend quality time with loved ones.
  • Invest in your growth: We prioritize your professional development to enhance your skills and expertise, fostering continuous growth and advancement.
  • Work-life harmony: We value the importance of balance and offer a healthy work-life equilibrium to all employees, ensuring you have the flexibility and support that you need to thrive.
  • Seize this opportunity to join our team and unlock a world of exceptional benefits that cater to your well-being, growth, and fulfillment.  Apply now and embark on a rewarding career journey with us!
  • Flexible & hybrid telework schedules 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Find out more about the benefits of being a Manager here!
  • 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
    We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Human Resources Generalist 3. In this role, you are accountable for acting as a working supervisor performing the most complex human resources duties as an agency business partner. 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.

    Discover the opportunity to:
    • Support the complex operations at a state agency.
    • Perform the most complex duties directly supporting the Agency Human Resources Business Partner.
    • Oversee the classification, compensation, position actions, person actions, recruitment, on-boarding, records, data, reclassification grievances and more.
    • Play a key role in providing guidance to managers and supervisors in handling a variety of situations including policy application, contract interpretation, and progressive discipline.
    • Deliver Human Resource related training to supervisors.
    If you are a skilled leader with a passion for team development, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!
      • Permanent full-time position working 40 hours per week
      • Monday to Friday schedule
      • First shift hours
      • A hybrid role that offers the flexibility to work remotely at times
      Agency Assignment: In this role, you may be assigned to support one of the following agencies: Department of Revenue Services (DRS), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Labor (DOL), Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Department of Correction (DOC), Department of Administrative Services SmART HR (SmART), Department of Social Services (DSS), and Department of Aging and Disability Services (DoAg).

      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. 

      We invite you to take this opportunity to Make an ImpaCT! 

      Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a State of CT employee! 

      Selection Plan

      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.
      • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
      • 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
      • 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 Jasmyn Raymond at


      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.


      • 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; 
      • Leads or 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.


      • Considerable knowledge of
        • human resources management; 
        • relevant state and federal laws, statutes, 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;
      • Considerable
        • 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
        • supervise; 
        • strategically plan including succession planning; 
        • apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.


      Eight (8) years of professional experience in human resources or equal employment opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations management.


      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.


      • 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, Human Resources Specialist, or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


      • Bachelors degree.
      • Experience with Peoplesoft including workforce administration, position management and reports.
      • Experience managing full cycle recruitment, including the transfer process, and adhering to collective bargaining agreements.
      • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
      • Experience as a supervisor or leading an employee of an equal or lower salary grade.


      • 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.