Secretary 2 (Confidential)


Recruitment #230911-7539CA-002


Are you a current Connecticut Technical Education and Career System employee looking to take on a new role?  If so, we an excellent opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) – is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time Secretary 2 position that will provide executive level support to the Labor Relations Department.


The ideal candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage a challenging workload in a timely manner.  Organizational editing and multi-tasking skills are also essential as well as being able to adapt to change and demonstrating initiative.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who enjoys both routine office work and unique projects.


Position Highlights:

  • Location – Central Office in Hartford, CT
  • Full-time
  • 1st Shift
  • 40 Hours per week
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Some statewide travel may be required

In your role as a Secretary 2, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Independently perform a full range of complex clerical duties;
  • Typing, filing, correspondence and report writing;
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings;
  • Meeting minutes;
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment;
  • Perform related duties as assigned;

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 paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance!
  • To 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. 

Mission and Beliefs:

The mission of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique, and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:

  • Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
  • Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
  • Engages regional, state, national and international employers, and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging, and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
  • Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above 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.


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.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion, and merit employment rules.  Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements.  Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applications may be considered.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting.  Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • 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
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rocky Young at and reference the recruitment number. 
  • Follow the State of Connecticut on LinkedIn.


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of secretarial support functions requiring an understanding of organizational policies and procedures.


Incumbents perform a variety of secretarial duties as illustrated in the following areas:


  • Using a personal computer or 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;
  • Performs related duties as required. 


  • Designs office filing systems; 
  • Organizes and maintains files (including confidential files); 
  • Maintains, updates and reviews reference materials and manuals;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Composes complex letters and/or memoranda, etc. (e.g. explaining department practices/policies) for own or supervisor's signature;
  • Performs related duties as required. 


  • Compiles information from a variety of sources and prepares narrative or statistical reports, exercising judgment in the selection of items to be included;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Greets and directs visitors; 
  • Answers phones and screens incoming calls; 
  • Provides advice to callers regarding policy and procedures (e.g. citing a regulation to solve a specific problem); 
  • Coordinates with others both within and outside of the organization on a variety of non-routine matters;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Screens letters, memos, reports and other materials to determine action required; 
  • May make recommendations to the supervisor;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • 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 using shorthand, speedwriting or machine transcription; 
  • Prepares expense accounts; 
  • Makes travel arrangements;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment; 
  • Orders supplies when necessary; 
  • Completes, processes and maintains paperwork for purchasing (e.g. orders, requisitions, invoices, etc.); 
  • Maintains time and attendance records; 
  • Assists in preparing and monitoring the office budget (e.g. compiles figures, reviews statistical reports, verifies expense items); 
  • Designs and initiates new forms and procedures to facilitate workflow; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • office systems and procedures; 
    • proper grammar, punctuation and spelling; 
  • Knowledge of
    • business communications; 
    • department's/unit's policies and procedures; 
    • business math; 
  • Interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to
    • schedule and prioritize office workflow; 
    • operate office equipment which includes personal computers other electronic equipment; 
    • operate office suite software; 
    • take notes (shorthand, speedwriting or other method acceptable to the supervisor).


Three (3) years of experience above the routine clerk level in office support or secretarial work.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been as a Secretary 1 or its equivalent.


College training in the secretarial sciences 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 two (2) years.


  • Experience coordinating high volume travel arrangements using State approved guidelines
  • Experience working in a secondary-education environment
  • Experience collecting data and drafting high-level reports
  • Experience preparing materials for executive-level board meetings 
  • Experience planning events and executing special projects
  • Experience working with confidential and time sensitive information
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel  
  • Experience communicating internally and externally with a diverse population both verbally and with written inquiries



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.