Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Policy Development Coordinator

Recruitment #180606-1581MP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is currently accepting applications for a full-time, forty (40) hour per week, Policy Development Coordinator Position to work with the newly established Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB). 

MARB, a State board, was established for the purpose of providing technical, financial and other assistance and enhanced accountability for municipalities experiencing various levels of fiscal distress.  This position will assist the MARB to develop and evaluate goals and objectives for distressed municipalities, will identify, monitor and prepare reports on their fiscal conditions, analyze budgets and financial reports, and other related duties.  The MARB is currently working with the cities of Hartford and West Haven. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the finances of distressed municipalities in our state and make recommendations to improve efficiency and sustainability of their operations.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume with their submission. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Candidates who do not submit the required documents above or who do not submit their application on time will not be considered.

Questions about these required documents or any other questions about this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Carolyn Kozak at (860) 418-6324 or opm.recruitment@ct.gov.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for the cost analysis and research used to develop state government policy for the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. It coordinates the review, analysis, development and implementation of policy and programs for state agencies, towns and municipalities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Researches, reviews and evaluates cost effectiveness and fiscal implications of established or proposed policies and/or programs; assesses options and develops strategic plans to implement policy decisions; coordinates development of policies for the state, towns or municipalities; develops required recommendations for legislative or administrative actions in order to institute required policies; conducts cost benefit analysis for impact on new initiatives for municipal operations and proposes recommendations for state position; represents Secretary on various boards or commissions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development, coordination, cost benefit analysis and implementation; considerable knowledge of state, federal and municipal legislative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and evaluate policy and programs; ability to coordinate and implement policy development activities and prepare and present effective reports and presentations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience with major responsibility for the review, analysis, coordination and administration of policies and programs in a large governmental, public affairs or business organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in public administration or political science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Work experience with governmental finances, including knowledge with respect to budgets, revenue collection, grants, debt management, health, pension and employee benefit matters, operations and other matters impacting municipal finances.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Carolyn Kozak at 860-418-6324 or carolyn.kozak@ct.gov.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.