Data Specialist for the Office of Talent Management (N563-2233)

Data Specialist for the Office of Talent Management (N563-2233)

locationWethersfield, CT 06109, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Project Management / Professional Services
Full Time


POSTING DATE: April 28, 2023

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Data Specialist for the Office of Talent Management and Labor Relations

REPORTS TO:   Executive Director of Human Resources and or Designee

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Data Specialist is responsible for assisting in the processing, storing, and retrieving of information for the Office of Talent Management of the Hartford Board of Education. Major responsibilities include a thorough working knowledge of all information systems and policies maintained by the Office of Talent Management (MUNIS, Connecticut Educator Data System, Laserfiche, Anthem, etc.). The Data Specialist will assist in the processing, maintenance, and reporting of employee data from a variety of data sources


Develop a thorough understanding of the flow of information throughout the Office of Talent Management, and the connection the information has to other departments within the district, as well as the district’s reporting agencies (e.g., CT DOE compliance reports), to assist in the processing of specified tasks within the workflow.

Responsible for the processing of new hires, employee information and assignment changes, payroll changes, benefits & insurance and other employment data into OTM information systems, Anthem, and CT Department of Education database (EDS). Including, but not limited to the following:

  • Processing new hires in Munis Master, Assignment, Pay, and Deductions, as well as in EDS and Anthem (where applicable)
  • Filing/Storing personnel documents to Laserfiche and any pertinent databases
  • Co-leading professional development trainings
  • Researching historical employee information (e.g., employee purchasable service requests)
  • Collaborating with team on employee data validation and data accuracy
  • Processing leaves of absence in EDS for certified staff
  • Ensuring attendance systems are in compliance with the current collective bargaining unit agreements, memorandum of understanding (MOUs), etc.
  • Provide customer support for OTM Information with employees (former and current), departments, and schools, including, but not limited to, processing life and health insurance changes (enrollment, cancellation, explanation of benefits, billing support, etc)
  • Assist with information requests by other departments/schools and outside agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure efficient operation in the Office of Talent Management


  • Bachelor's degree and/or a combination of education and minimum of three years’ experience.
  • Proficient computer skills; aptitude for technology and strong analytical skills.
  • Munis proficiency preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant CT Education regulations preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and willingness to learn.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations, work within difficult time constraints, and prioritize work and deadlines
  • Must be able to periodically work an extended and/or flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.


SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a twelve-month work year position. Starting salary $65,000.

EVALUATION: Evaluations shall be conducted annually by the supervisor.


NOTE: The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the Superintendent of Schools.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All current internaland external applicants must submit an online application. To apply, please visit https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/hartford and follow the appropriate link.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) isa diverse community of educators and approximately 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gaps, and preparing students for life, college, career, and success.   

HPS recruits and selects diverse professionals, who are committed to developing students’ individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!

Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?

Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

●      Competitive salary

●      Career growth opportunities

●      Tuition reimbursement

●      Rich health care plan

●      Professional development

Diversity Among Us

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color. 

Hartford is the Place for You

The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour’s drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the “insurance capital” due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

NOTE: The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the position. The description should not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties or as a contract. In all cases, these relationships, functions, and their applications are subject to change by the Superintendent of Schools.

Position Subject to Available Funding

An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D