$52.63-$71.77 Hourly / $4,210.77-$5,741.77 BiWeekly /
In the Office of the State Comptroller, this class is accountable for assisting in administering the programs and activities of a major division with statewide impact.
This class is used in the following divisions having statewide impact:
1. Healthcare Policy and Benefit Services Division
2. Retirement Services Division
Received administrative direction from a State Comptroller Division Director.
Assists in the direction of the staff of the division.
Assists in directing the planning and organizing of functions within a division; assists in coordinating, planning, and managing division activities; assists in formulating program goals and objectives; assists in developing related policy; assists in implementation of new procedures and procedural revisions; assists in interpreting and administering pertinent laws; evaluates staff; assists in preparing division budgets; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; may coordinate subpoena responses and Freedom of Information requests; may assist in directing retirement benefits functions; may assist in directing employee benefits functions; may assist in directing timely processing of all state payrolls and related documents; may assist in directing auditing, validation, and payment of all claims against the state; may assist in directing maintenance of official accounting records of the state; may develop and maintain guidelines for pension division orders (QDROs) for those retirement systems administered by the Retirement Services Division; may interpret state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to retirement or employee benefits; may provide counsel to state agency staff with respect to retirement benefits in connection with the resolution of labor disputes; may prepare contracts for services required by SERC and the State Comptroller to administer employee or retiree benefits; may assist in the coordination of various pension or health care delivery systems, including health promotion and wellness initiatives; may act as the Retirement Services Division liaison to the Attorney General’s Office; performs other related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of defined benefit, defined contribution retirement plans, health insurance, and other employee benefit programs; considerable knowledge of legal and administrative issues concerning employee pension and benefits plans; knowledge of health care delivery systems; knowledge of collective bargaining, legislative and retirement administrative appeal processes; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in analysis and preparation of complex and comprehensive financial statements and reports.
Nine (9) years of experience in the administration of employee pension plans or employee health care or other employee benefits programs or legal experience in the area of benefits administration.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
1. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work, and establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State employees, supervisory capacity will be interpreted at the level of Retirement and Benefit System Coordinator.
1. College training in accounting or business administration may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
4. A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
May be required to be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Comptroller Assistant Division Director (Retirement and Healthcare) in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective May 28, 2019. (Revised to adjust salary and modify Guidelines for Job Class Use) Action No. 21-041