Connecticut Department of Correction
Job Posting

Position Title: Principal HR Specialist  
Open To: State Employees on the current examination list
Location: Central Office-Labor Relations, Wethersfield, CT 
Hours: M-F, 40 Hours
Salary: MP 63 $80,261.00 - $109,428.00
Closing Date: October 27, 2015
Eligibility Requirement: Candidates must have applied for and passed the Principal HR Specialist exam and be on the current certification list promulgated by the Department of Administrative Services for this classification.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for lateral transfer.  Applicants will not have the opportunity to take the exam prior to the above closing date to qualify for this particular vacancy.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of public human resources administration including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, career counseling and employee relations; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of labor relations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of occupational safety and health; knowledge of and ability to apply organizational development principals and practices; knowledge of payroll regulations, procedures and operations; knowledge of equal opportunity policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiation and conflict resolution skills; considerable ability to analyze and interpret laws, statutes, regulations, policies and collective bargaining agreements; considerable ability to counsel employees; ability to effectively serve as an advocate; supervisory ability.
General Experience:
Eight (8) years professional experience in human resources management.
Preferred Experience: This position will be assigned to our Labor Relations Unit.  The ideal candidate will have experience reading and interpreting contracts, working with multiple bargaining units, some investigatory experience, and experience participating in Step 2 and 3 hearings.  The ideal candidate will also possess superior customer service, time management and communication (oral and written) skills.
Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the full working level in human resources management.  For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Human Resources Specialist or Human Resources Consultant 2.
Substitution Allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.  For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Specialist or Human Resources Consultant 2 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Special Requirement: Incumbents in this class must successfully complete the State of Connecticut Certificate in Human Resources Management Program within six (6) months of appointment.  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a resume, your last two (2) Performance Evaluations, an application for Employment (Form CT-HR-12) which is available at and a State of Connecticut Addendum-Criminal Conviction (Form CT-HR-13) which is available at: to:
Department of Correction
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT  06109
Attn:  Nadia Farnsworth
Note for Applicants: The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, promotion and merit employment rules. State employees should be aware that your performance appraisals, attendance records and discipline records will be reviewed to ensure that you meet DOC Administrative Directive 2.3.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer