Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Officer

Recruitment #180730-1308AR-001


The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students.  Applicants are invited to apply for a Fiscal Administrative Officer position at the Technical Education and Career School located in Bristol. This position is critical to the fiscal operations and compliance of State policies. Some of the duties performed are payroll, accounts payable, travel reimbursements, student activity trustee collections, assuring proper policy and procedures are being followed, inventory, daily deposit verification and posting of deposits in Core-CT from production and school lunch programs and other related duties.  The hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a one-half hour lunch break.

In addition to carrying out the primary fiscal duties in the school business office of the Bristol Technical Education and Career School, the selected candidate will also be assigned to work in the Connecticut Technical Education and Career School System (CTECS) Central Office in Hartford, at 39 Woodland Street, 2-3 days per week or as needed, to work on various assignments to support the fiscal operating needs of the system.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kim Barberi at or (860) 713-6691.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current state employee, who has permanent state status and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to submit a copy of their last two service ratings, resume and three (3) professional references.


In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional level fiscal and administrative functions.



Performs a variety of professional fiscal and administrative functions; assists head of fiscal/administrative operations, division head or agency head in budget preparation by compiling and consolidating data and projecting expenditures; maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments; prepares budget reports; prepares various financial statements and statistical or narrative fiscal/administrative reports; assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses; prepares or reviews grant budgets and other fiscal portions of grant applications; provides technical assistance to grantees regarding accounting procedures; reviews various contracts, financial documents and financial reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements; exercises functional supervision over a variety of clerical fiscal/administrative activities such as maintenance of accounting records, payroll preparation, preparation and processing of purchase requisitions, grant and contract record keeping; performs technical purchasing tasks such as soliciting bids and recommending contract awards; assists in formulation of policies and procedures relating to area(s) of responsibility and implementation of such policies and procedures; acts as liaison with agency central fiscal and administrative office(s) and/or central state agencies; may supervise support services such as stores, inventory, mailroom, security or maintenance; may perform human resource tasks such as conducting screening interviews and job audits; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting; knowledge of grants and contracts preparation and administration; knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures; some knowledge of human resources and payroll practices and procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and analyze financial documents and reports; ability to interpret and apply statutes, regulations and administrative policies; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.


Six (6) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grant administration, human resources, payroll, purchasing) at least one of which must be an accounting or budgeting function.*


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level, requiring the exercise of some independent judgment in the application of basic principles and procedures in accounting, budgeting, human resources, purchasing or related fiscal administration functions. Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is at the professional training level and above the paraprofessional level.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (l) year of the Special Experience.

3. For state employees two (2) years as a Fiscal/Administrative Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

4. For state employees two (2) years as a Purchasing Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

*Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached


Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

  • considerable knowledge of Fiscal functions including Budget, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Accounting;
  • considerable knowledge of CORE-CT financials module;
  • knowledge of the EPM report module;
  • proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • excellent written, oral, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • ability to work independently;
  • ability to adapt to changing work priorities and compressed deadlines; 
  • a valid driver’s license for travel from Bristol to Hartford on a regular basis.



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.