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Human Resources Consultant

CCM Openings

Human Resources Consultant

CCM, New Haven, CT

Posting Date: August 21, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Overview back to top

CCM is seeking a Human Resources Consultant to join its Municipal Consulting Service. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work independently and to professionally respond to requests from CCM member municipalities for the following types of services:

  • Human resources, civil service and medical benefits operations
  • Advice regarding personnel matters, e.g., professional development, morale/motivation issues, inter-office conflicts, absentee issues, etc.
  • Evaluation of related policies, goals and objectives to determine the efficiency of human resources and benefits operations; develop/revise personnel and medical benefits related policies and procedures
  • Development of plans for recruitment, selection/testing and hiring operations
  • Advice regarding operations and administration of medical benefits related programs and activities
  • FMLA administration and employee leave programs/policies; technical assistance related to employee relations practices and problems
  • Collective bargaining strategies related to healthcare and pension benefits and personnel matters
  • Workplace investigations and coordinates related activities
  • Advice regarding affirmative action plans and compliance efforts; development of plans for performance management and training programs
  • Advice regarding strategies that address compensation, workers’ compensation and risk management issues

Qualifications back to top

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or related field; and at least 5 to 10 years' experience in public or private human resources and benefits management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management and benefits administration
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, statutes and regulations, such as but not limited to employment practices related to EEO or affirmative action plans or programs and ability to interpret same
  • Knowledge of job classification systems, organizational design and development
  • Knowledge of labor relations practices
  • Ability to strategically develop and implement policies, goals and objectives
  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to conceptualize personnel programs, develop schedules and required resources

Compensation back to top

MCS consultants are independent contractors. Compensation TBD.

How to Apply back to top

Please submit a letter of interest, resume (including pertinent experience, preferably in the municipal and/or not-for-profit sector), and at least three references with contact information to: Andy Merola, Member Resource & Program Development Manager, CCM, 545 Long Wharf Drive – 8th Floor, New Haven, CT 06511, or EEO/AA

About CCM back to top

CCM is Connecticut’s association of towns and cities. CCM represents municipalities at the General Assembly, before the state executive branch and regulatory agencies, and in the courts.

CCM’s membership includes 169 towns and cities representing 100% of the state’s population. CCM provides its members with a wide array of services, including management assistance, individualized inquiry service, assistance in municipal labor relations, technical assistance and training, policy development, research and analysis, publications, information programs, and service programs such as workers’ compensation and liability-automobile-property insurance, risk management, and energy cost containment. Federal representation is provided by CCM in conjunction with the National League of Cities. CCM was founded in 1966.

CCM is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the member municipalities, with due consideration given to geographical representation, municipalities of different sizes, and a balance of political parties. Numerous committees of municipal officials participate in the development of CCM policy and programs. CCM has offices in New Haven (the headquarters) and Hartford. Specific information about CCM’s Board of Directors and Officers can be found here:

About MCS back to top

In recognition of the needs of Connecticut’s municipalities for both consulting and temporary employment assistance, CCM created the Municipal Consulting Service (“MCS” – successor to CCM’s highly successful Field Services and Municipal Management Consulting services), which was launched at CCM’s annual Convention & Exhibition in November 2016. Information about MCS can be found here: