Division of DCF Human Resources
Employment Application Process
NOTE: Please read all information on this page to ensure your application is properly received and processed.
DCF employment policy requires the verification of the accuracy of information presented on the employment application and during the interview process. Additionally, for selected occupations, employment screening will include the verification of educational credentials and occupational licenses, if required.
For all new hires, the following checks will be required: a pre-employment physical examination and drug test, a motor vehicle records check, and a post-offer background check as it pertains to DCF involvement ("LINK Check"). Also, as required by Connecticut General Statute (C.G.S. 17a-6a) a criminal background check (both Connecticut State Police and FBI) including fingerprinting, will be conducted prior to the start of employment.
General Application Instructions:
For all applicants: You must indicate the Posting Control Number, listed on the far right of each job posting, on your application and/or resume.
Applications or resumes received without a Posting Control Number will be processed as an unsolicited applications/resumes and will cause a delay in the application being forwarded to the appropriate Personnel Officer.
You must also indicate the position applied for in the Examination Title box on the first page of the application. All Applications for Employment and/or resumes must include the applicant’s Social Security Number for tracking purposes. Applications/resumes should be sent to the attention of the Personnel Officer listed on the Job Opportunities Bulletin.
For external applicants who are not DCF employees: You must submit a Letter of Intent, a completed State Application for Employment (CT-HR-12), a resume, and three (3) letters of supervisory reference. Current State Employees must also submit the last two (2) Performance Evaluations.
For internal DCF employees: You must submit a Letter of Intent, a completed State Application for Employment (CT-HR-12), a resume, and your last two (2) Performance Evaluations.
All applications should be addressed to the attention of the Personnel Officer listed on the job posting.
The filling of these positions shall be in keeping with established reemployment, transfer, promotion, and SEBAC employment obligations. Applications from the general public will be considered only when the required obligations have been met.
Please be advised there are some positions for which we continually accept applications in anticipation of vacancies. These positions are: Clinical Nurses/Registered Nurses. Candidates interested in any of these positions should submit their resume and Application for Employment (including the Posting Control Number) to the attention of the Personnel Officer listed on the Job Opportunities Bulletin at the address below:
Department of Children and Families
Human Resources Division
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
NOTE: An examination is required for some positions with the State of Connecticut, i.e. Social Worker, Social Work Supervisor, Office Assistant. If an examination is required, you must submit an Application for Employment or Examination (CT-HR-12) to the Department of Administrative Services, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, in order to be scheduled to take an examination. Once you have taken and passed an examination, your name will be placed on the certification list for the position. You must still submit an Application for Employment to DCF in order to be considered for vacancies at DCF.
The Department of Children and Families is seeking to fill positions listed in the Employment Opportunities. Please note application requirements and time deadlines.
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The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.