Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Information Technology Supervisor (40 Hour)

Recruitment #180702-7606FD-001


The Department of Social Services is recruiting for one (1) Information Technology Supervisor, to work within the Information Technology Unit in our Central Office location, Monday - Friday, 40 hour work week. This individual will report directly to an IT Manager.  This position must stay abreast of the latest application developments to ensure service levels proactively meet or exceed client's requirements and service level agreements with key stakeholders and business leads. 

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:             

•Two (2) most recent service ratings.

•Two (2) previous years of attendance reports.

Non State Employees:

•Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor.


Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Meiko Chandler at at (860) 424-5819.


In a state agency major Information Technology (IT) operational environment, this class is accountable for supervising staff and overseeing the planning, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of information systems and applications.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; maintains software licensures and other related requirements; establishes and coordinates disaster recovery plan; establishes system security procedures and practices; performs facility and capacity planning and configuration management; supervises system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; develops host and network security policies; evaluates and recommends new strategies, technologies and technological directions to management; makes recommendations and maintains contracts for hardware and/or software purchases; makes recommendations for migration and system upgrade directions; oversees analysis of upgrades for complex applications to determine functionality and necessary software customization; provides technical specifications as input into Requests for Proposal (RFP) process; participates on evaluation teams that review RFP responses; oversees testing to ensure applications meet specification requirements; develops and implements database system strategies; provides resource planning; develops utilization metrics; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, development, and computer programming; considerable knowledge of principles of information systems; considerable knowledge of principles and theories of business and planning functions; considerable knowledge of programming languages; considerable knowledge of project management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, problems and techniques of data processing and data communication operations; considerable knowledge of data processing and data communications equipment and diagnostic tools; considerable knowledge of methods and procedures used to conduct detailed analysis and design of computer systems; considerable knowledge of principles of complex computer operating systems; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of business information systems re-engineering; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of programming; considerable knowledge of network protocols and architecture; considerable knowledge of practices and issues of system security and disaster recovery; considerable knowledge of application's system development principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of data base management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable problem solving skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; considerable technical problem solving skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to prepare correspondence, manuals, reports and documentation; considerable ability to analyze and resolve operational and communications problems; considerable ability to analyze and debug complex software programs; considerable ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex business and technical problems; supervisory ability.


Nine (9) years of experience in information technology (IT) operations, programming, systems/software development or IT related support area.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing advanced technical level duties or as a working supervisor in one of the following areas:
1. Designing, configuring and implementing complex networks.
2. Configuring, installing and upgrading host based applications packages and host and/or operating system software.
3. System software/application development.
NOTE: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Information Technology Analyst 3.


1. College training in management information systems, computer science or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science or electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


• Supervision of a team who are responsible for providing application development and data support.

• Acts as a project coordinator to assist with coordinating project tasks and managing them for the team.

• Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities.

• Prioritizes and execute tasks in a fast-paced changing environment.

• In depth knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and methodologies.

• Establish best practice application support methodology and processes, including support roadmaps, processes and technical documentation.

• Responsible for personnel management, performance reviews, competency development, and coaching of staff.

• Defines and establishes schedules, setting priorities, providing support/direction and dealing with administrative issues as needed.



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.