Human Resources Generalist 1


Recruitment #231026-6163MP-001


Are you a hardworking Human Resources professional looking to advance your career?  Are you looking to join a team that is collaborative and supportive and offers learning opportunities and growth potential?  If you are a team player, and this sounds like an environment where you would love to work, then we invite you to apply!

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Small Agency Resource Team (SmART) is recruiting for multiple Human Resources Generalist 1 positions to join our team, a team dedicated to providing a broad range of services to multiple state agencies, while promoting work environments characterized by fair, equitable, ethical, open communications, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect.


  • 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.
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 talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.

DAS SmART consolidates and provides human resources support to multiple agencies under one roof, providing consistent application and execution of Human Resources rules and procedures as well as a reliable interpretation of policies.


  • Prepare and maintain human resources records and transactions for employees to include processing positions, new hires, reclassifications, seniority, and salary calculations and adjustments
  • Assist with the recruitment process from the initial process of establishing and assessing appropriate job classifications, processing the request through the agency's internal procedures, CORE-CT and JobAps, adhering to the state's reemployment and SEBAC guidelines, interviewing, selection and onboarding of applicants
  • Follow and apply equal employment opportunity principles working with the agency's Equal Employment Opportunity staff to meet the agency's affirmative action goals
  • Counsel and advise employees on matters relating to employment, career development, transfer and separations

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week with flexible work hours)
  • First shift
  • Location:  Our office is in the State of Connecticut office building, which is centrally located in Hartford, CT, alongside the Connecticut River with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants.
  • Hybrid work environment (combination of on-site and remote work)
View the video below to learn 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.
  • 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 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;
    • 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;
  • 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 management or equal employment 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 in the field of Human Resources or Labor Relations
  • Experience working in Human Resources or Labor Relations within a union environment
  • Experience interpreting and advising on statutes, regulations, laws or policies
  • Experience maintaining employee data or payroll data using a Human Resources Information System
  • Experience recruiting using an Applicant Tracking System
  • Experience meeting deadlines against competing priorities


  • 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.