Human Resources Associate

State of Connecticut - Department of Correction - Wethersfield, CT4.1

30+ days agoFull-time
The Department of Correction is recruiting for a Human Resource Associate position within the Worker's Compensation Unit located in Wethersfield, CT. This is a full time, 40 hours per week Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm position. We are seeking a candidate who is able to work independently.

This position requires superior oral and written communication skills, analytical ability and a focus on providing customer service to employees. The successful candidate will have strong CORE-CT or PeopleSoft processing experience, an understanding of and experience with Federal and State FMLA leaves in compliance with Federal and State Regulations, OSHA, return to work, Light Duty and Recuperative post and a knowledge of State HR business rules.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current state employee, who has permanent state status and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Diane Lester at or (860) 692-6851.

In a state agency human resources office this class is accountable for performing professional duties relating to human resources management.

Prepares and maintains human resource records; researches organization and position functions; participates in recruitment, orientation and promotion process; interviews, evaluates, and recommends applicants for employment; maintains applicant job banks and other records related to recruitment and selection; assists agency supervisory staff by monitoring working test periods; counsels and advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits; conducts or participates in job audits; researches and composes requests for position action; analyzes and recommends changes to class specifications; calculates longevity and salary adjustments; coordinates performance evaluation process; assists in training operations; conducts turnover analysis; may participate in collective bargaining, grievance procedures, and contract administration; may assist in the implementation of equal opportunity programs; may participate in the preparation of multiple payrolls; performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public human resources administration; basic knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; basic knowledge of employee and labor relations principles and practices; basic knowledge of equal opportunity principles and requirements; basic knowledge of payroll procedures and operations; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to apply human resource principles and procedures in the areas of recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, payroll and benefits administration; ability to analyze problems quickly and determine effective solutions; ability to read and interpret laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements; ability to serve as an effective business partner; some ability to design and deliver formal and informal training.

Six (6) years professional experience in human resources management, payroll or equal employment assurance.

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 public administration, human resources management, labor relations, industrial/organizational psychology or closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (l) additional year of the General Experience.
For State employees, four (4) years as a Human Resources Assistant may be substituted for the General Experience.
Experience with processing Worker's Compensation Benefits.
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.