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Website State of CT-Dept. of Administrative Services
Please apply on our website: Job Opening: Human Resources Generalist 1 – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com). The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for a Human Resources Generalist 1 position within the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS).
It is DAS’s mission to:
Support Connecticut’s Growth – By serving our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
Drive Continuous Innovation – by increasing 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
Who we are: CTECS is a statewide system of 17 technical high schools serving approximately 11,000 high school students. In addition, CTECS serves adult students in two aviation maintenance technician schools and a technical education center. CTECS recently became an independent state agency under the direction of an executive director.
The Role: You will be accountable for providing onsite agency human resources support in a matrixed organization, including but not limited to, recruitment, employee relations, workforce planning, succession planning, and general state HR administration. Your impact is crucial to the Human Resources function as you will participate in programs that directly impact the health, safety, and wellbeing of the agency’s workforce.
You will also:
Utilize time management skills, while managing multiple priorities to meet competing deadlines.
Work independently using initiative and problem-solving skills.
Be prepared to work in a changing environment.
Develop and maintain working relationships with Human Resources Business Partners and Hiring Managers.
Position Highlights: This opportunity is full-time, 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule. The hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. This hybrid position will be a combination of telework/in-office. The CTECS office is located at 39 Woodland St. Hartford.
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
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.
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.
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;
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
Knowledge of human resources management and relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Basic knowledge of: employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation and labor relations;
Interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills;
Some ability to: analyze and balance partners need 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 other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Experience providing Human Resources support in a unionized environment.
Experience interpreting and advising employees on Human Resources Policies and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Experience using an Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
Experience using online recruiting systems.
Experience meeting deadlines against competing priorities.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
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.
To apply for this job please visit www.jobapscloud.com.
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