Are you a State of Connecticut employee?
Are you looking to lead take the next step in your career?
If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
- FACILITY: Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC)
- LOCATIONS: Assertive Community Treatment Program (PCN 24523) & Business Office (PCN 139050)
- ADDRESS: 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT
- SCHEDULE: Full-Time, 40 hours weekly, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- NOTE: This role is open to State of CT employees only
AS A STATE EMPLOYEE, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SAME BENEFITS INCLUDING:
- Working 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;
- Industry leading
health benefits plan with medical and dental coverage;
- Extensive pension plan and
supplemental retirement offerings;
- Retirement healthcare
- Generous paid time off,
including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- Professional growth and
development opportunities; and
- A healthy work-life balance!
Note: DMHAS is a loan
forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or
Federal loan forgiveness programs.
AS THE ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT YOU WILL:
- Be responsible for ordering and distributing office supplies for the area;
- Track usage and service requirements of state vehicles used by several multidisciplinary teams;
- Monitor office needs and administrative work;
- Oversee the front desk staff; and
- Ensure smooth and consistent operations across all facility departments.
DMHAS is a
health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness
of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of
holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that
foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
ABOUT THE FACILITY:
CRMHC is a
community based mental health center serving Hartford, West Hartford,
Farmington, Avon, Canton and Simsbury providing individuals with
behavioral health services. CRMHC collaborates with the greater
Hartford DMHAS-Funded mental health programs comprising 15 non-profit agencies
located in Hartford and West Hartford. These agencies work together
to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to adults with
serious psychiatric disabilities as well as co-occurring psychiatric illness
and substance use.
Come make an impaCT as an Administrative Assistant at DMHAS!
We encourage you to apply
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
Please Note: 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.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- 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.
- 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 question'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.
- 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Doreen Clemson via email at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing the most complex tasks in providing both office administration and secretarial support for a major program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs the most complex office administrative duties as described in the following areas:
- Using computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment, formats and types a full range of correspondence, reports, bills, drafts, etc. from rough draft, transcription, dictated notes, etc.;
- Proofreads for content;
- Edits using knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Designs office filing systems;
- Organizes and maintains files (including confidential files);
- Maintains, updates and reviews references materials and manuals.
- Composes complex letters and/or memoranda, etc. (e.g., explaining department practices and/or policies) for own or manager's signature.
- REPORT WRITING:
- Researches and assembles information from a variety of sources and prepares statistical and/or narrative reports;
- Analyzes information and may make recommendations.
- Acts for manager by interpreting established policies and procedures, etc.;
- Troubleshoots by relieving manager of as much administrative detail as possible;
- Acts for and regularly makes decisions in manager's absence (within prescribed limits of authority).
- Screens letters, memos, reports and other materials to determine action required;
- May make recommendations to supervisor.
- Arranges and coordinates meetings (including space and equipment);
- Researches, assembles and coordinates meeting materials (e.g., charts, graphs, reports);
- Writes minutes of meetings, lectures, conferences, etc. from rough draft;
- Takes notes and/or meeting minutes;
- Prepares expense accounts;
- Makes travel arrangements.
- OFFICE MANAGEMENT:
- Authorizes purchases and payments (within prescribed limits of authority);
- Develops input and prepares documentation for office and/or department budget;
- Coordinates budget control and monitoring;
- Develops office and/or department procedural manuals;
- Assists in interviewing and hiring office support staff;
- Trains office support staff;
- May supervise office support staff;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- office administration and management;
- department and/or unit policies and procedures;
- proper grammar, punctuation and spelling;
- business communications;
- Knowledge of business math;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- operate office equipment which includes computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment;
- operate office suite software;
- take notes (shorthand, speedwriting or other method acceptable to manager).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience above the routine clerk level in office support or secretarial work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a Secretary 2 or its equivalent.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in the secretarial sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of 15 semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
- Experience working with
Excel spread sheet development including data management, formulas, and
- Experience arranging,
and coordinating virtual and in-person meetings, including the required
materials and space and equipment needed.
- Experience managing and
coordinating the schedule with competing
- Experience creating and
reconciling orders and purchases, including order entry in electronic
- Experience providing
supervision to secretarial and office assistant staff.
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.