Human Resources Generalist 2


Recruitment #231018-6164MP-DAS


Do you have experience in human resources management, equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, or labor relations management?  If so, we encourage you to check out this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) anticipates Human Resources Generalist 2 opportunities at multiple locations across the State.

Locations include:

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Department of Development Services (DDS), Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Department of Social Services (DSS), Department of Administrative Services Small Agency Resource Team (DAS SmART), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Revenue Services (DRS), Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Correction (DOC)


  • 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
  • A competitive starting salary
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals
  • Retirement plan options, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits
  • Alternate work schedules
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining all human resources records and transactions for employees within the Human Resources Information System (CORE-CT) including but not limited to processing positions, new hires, reclassifications, seniority, and salary adjustments
  • Managing the recruitment process from the initial process of establishing and assessing appropriate job classifications, processing the request through the agency's internal procedures, interviewing, selection, and onboarding of applicants
  • Adhering to the state's reemployment and SEBAC guidelines
  • Interpreting and applying union contract language
  • Coordinating and conducting new employee onboarding/orientation
  • Partnering with and advising agency managers and staff on mission-driven strategies and human resources policies and practices
  • Making recommendations and advising leaders to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulations, and union contracts
  • Collaborating with dedicated HR teams and employees in specialty administrative areas such as leaves, benefits, workers compensation, talent solutions, and labor relations, enabling you to coordinate the end-to-end HR solutions to meet any operational challenge
  • Initiating and participating in projects that further Human Resources and recruitment capabilities

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Once training is successfully completed, a hybrid (telework/in-office) schedule is available. The telework schedule may be adjusted based on business needs.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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.
Connect With Us:

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 Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In the Department of Administrative Services this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for independently performing a full range of 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 independently performing a full range of human resources and other related duties.


  • Advises 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; 
  • 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, and/or compensation; 
  • Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies; 
  • Facilitates human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers;
  • Maintains human resource information systems within assigned agency;
  • Independently handles reclassification grievances; 
  • Administers 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; 
  • Counsels and makes referrals to employee assistance programs; 
  • 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 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;
    • 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;
  • Ability to
    • work effectively in a matrixed organization; 
    • analyze and balance customer’s needs with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
    • supervise; 
    • strategically plan including succession planning; 
    • apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in human resources management or equal employment opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations management.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the junior working level in human resources management or equal employment opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations management.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Human Resources Generalist 1, Human Resources Associate, or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1.


  • 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.
  • For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Generalist 1, Human Resources Associate, or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience managing full-cycle recruitment via an applicant tracking system (ATS)
  • Experience maintaining employee records using a Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • Experience interpreting and advising employees on human resources policies
  • Experience administering human resources within a unionized environment


  • 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.