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Website State of CT-Dept. of Administrative Services
Human Resources Generalist 1
2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM
$68,699 – $93,678 annually *New State employees start at the minimum of the salary range
Open to the Public
2/10/2023 11:59:00 PM
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Are you a hardworking Human Resources professional looking to advance your career?
Are you looking to join a team that is collaborative, supportive and offers learning opportunities and growth potential?
If you are a team player and this sounds like an environment you would love to work in, 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.
What we can offer you:
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.
Find out more about the benefits of being a Manager here!
A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
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.
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.
The Human Resource Generalists will be responsible for:
Preparing and maintaining human resources records and transactions for employees to include processing positions, new hires, reclassifications, seniority, and salary calculations and adjustments.
Assisting 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.
Following and applying equal employment opportunity principles working with the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity staff to meet the agency’s affirmative action goals.
Counseling and advising employees on matters relating to employment, career development, transfer and separations.
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Monday through Friday schedule
First shift flexible work hours
Hybrid schedule available with opportunity to telework
Our office is centrally located at 450 Columbus Blvd in Hartford, CT alongside the Connecticut River with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants.
We hope you take this opportunity to make an impaCT!
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 applicants 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.
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.
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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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 Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF 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;
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, SKILL AND ABILITY
human resources management;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;
Basic knowledge ofemployment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation;
oral and written communication skills;
Some ability to analyze and balance partners needs with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in human resources or equal opportunity/affirmative action or labor relations management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
The successful candidate will possess:
Experience providing Human Resources support in a unionized environment.
Experience interpreting and advising employees on Human Resources Policies.
Experience maintaining employee records using Human Resources Information Systems.
Experience recruiting using online recruitment systems.
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.
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.
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.
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