Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour) (Target Class: Special Investigator)

State of Connecticut - Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services - Hartford, CT

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (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.

The DMHAS seeks two (2) qualified, high energy individual(s) for the position(s) of Connecticut Careers Trainee with a target class of Special Investigator (General), within the DMHAS Tobacco Enforcement Program in the Prevention Division. Position #s 122966 & 122967.

These positions are located at the Office of the Commissioner, 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. These are full-time forty (40) hours per week positions. The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Late evenings are required once per week, & Saturdays are required once per month. Incumbents will be required to travel. Incumbents must possess and retain a valid Driver's License.

The selected candidate will receive on-the-job training in;

Conducting inspections of tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) retailers pursuant to state law PA 19-13;
Distributing required materials including brochures and pamphlets designed to inform merchants of state laws and practices prohibiting underage tobacco and ENDS use;
Securing evidence in the form of products which may be used in administrative hearings;
Providing testimony in administrative and criminal hearings;
Distribute brochures, pamphlets and other materials designed to inform merchants of laws and practices prohibiting underage use of tobacco and ENDS products;
Training and working with youth age 16 to 20;
Assisting in conducting data analysis as required;
Providing feedback on the development of public awareness activities;
Preparing mileage reports;
Responding to complaints and requests for information from merchants, the public, service providers and staff.

You will have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops and trainings.

  • Starting salary with BA degree $1,823.91 biweekly, $47,604 annually
Starting salary with MA degree $ 1,889.85 biweekly, $49,325 annually

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the resume tab of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Edra Knight,, (860) 418-6866.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.