Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Mental Health Services Manager

Recruitment #180628-5641MP-001


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Mental Health Center seeks qualified individuals for the position of Mental Health Services Manager within the Fiscal Division. This position is located at Connecticut Mental Health Center, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519. This is a full-time forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is 1st shift, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Applicants new to state service will start at the minimum of the salary range.

This individual will provide direction and oversight to CMHC business and financial services and perform the following functions: assist in formulating goals and objectives; develop or assist in the development of related policies and procedures; interpret and administer pertinent laws, regulations and policies; oversee contract management functions; evaluate staff; maintain contacts with individuals both within and outside of the fiscal and administrative departments who might impact on department activities; oversee fiscal management functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis, purchasing, leasing and parking; and may participate in strategic planning; may serve as a member of CMHC standing committees.

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Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Donna Zwilling, DMHAS HR at or (860)262-5013.


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for managing fiscal/administrative functions and activities of a mental health facility.


Manages administrative and fiscal direction of a mental health facility; assists Superintendent or Fiscal Director in formulating policy and procedures governing general administration and management of institution; coordinates preparation for Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other accreditation surveys; develops and manages a system for ongoing administrative self-assessment and corrective action between accreditation surveys; confers with and advises clinical leaders on problems of operation management and control; carries out programs and policies of Superintendent; plans and directs administrative activities necessary for development of new mental health programs and/or expansion of existing programs; directs formulation and administration of facility budget; inspects facility building and grounds to ensure effective and efficient services and proper utilization of properties and resources; prepares, maintains, and exercises facility disaster plans; may assume a leadership role in program development by planning and coordinating both administrative and programmatic components; may serve in absence of Fiscal Director or Superintendent; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of mental health facility administration; considerable knowledge of mental health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other relevant accreditation standards; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Eight (8) years of experience in business administration or health care administration involving responsibility for financial management or budget development.


Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional organization that provides mental health or intellectual and developmental disability services or general hospital administration.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 Health, Public Administration, Business Administration with a specialization in health services or hospital administration, or a Master of Social Work with a concentration in either administration or policy and planning may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


Responsibility in budget and financial management in a government (preferably State) agency.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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