Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Executive Financial Officer

Recruitment #190201-1899MP-001


The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Executive Financial Officer (EFO).

This position offers a unique opportunity to help define a path to fiscal sustainability for municipalities facing fiscal challenges and to improve the financial management practices and analytical capabilities of state agencies.

Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Candidates who do not submit the required documents above will not be considered.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Carolyn Kozak at (860) 418-6324 or  

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.


In the Office of Policy and Management, this class is accountable for establishing and monitoring State agency financial policies in order to enhance the existing management systems and advising agency heads concerning agency financial staffing needs in accordance with Section 4-70b of the General State Statutes.


This position will direct the staff and operations of the Office of Finance established pursuant to section 4-70e of the Connecticut General Statutes; develop policy and provide guidance to municipalities and other local governments in the area of municipal finance and provide technical assistance for, and ensure compliance with the audit reporting requirements under the Municipal Auditing Act and State Single Audit Act; monitor the financial condition of municipalities and provide support to the Municipal Finance Advisory Commission established pursuant to section 7-394b of the Connecticut General Statutes by working with municipal entities facing fiscal challenges to improve their financial condition; staff the Municipal Accountability Review Board established pursuant to section 7-576d of the Connecticut General Statutes, by providing technical, financial and other assistance to municipalities experiencing various levels of fiscal distress; coordinate municipal matters with OPM’s Comprehensive Planning and Intergovernmental Policy Division; implement and manage a statewide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for all State agencies; establish analytics and reporting tools; establish financial management policies and practices of State agencies; establish policies for obtaining, managing, and evaluating the quality and cost-effectiveness of health and human services purchased by State agencies; develop and implement policies governing the use of information and telecommunications systems for state agencies; conduct reviews of State agency business operations and recommend improvements to their organizational structures, work processes, and staffing patterns; administer grants-in-aid to private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that receive funds from the state to provide direct health or human services to state agency clients; and represent the Secretary of OPM on various boards and commissions.


Considerable knowledge of public administration including governmental financial management systems operations and theories; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal statutes and regulations; knowledge of personnel principles and practices, especially in the areas relating to compensation, performance appraisal, career development and staffing; considerable knowledge of financial information systems and technology; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate complex statistical and financial data.


Ten (10) years of professional experience in the management of financial operations with emphasis on strategic planning.


Five (5) years of the General Experience must have been as a chief financial officer in a public or quasi-public organization.

Note: For State employees experience as a Chief Financial Officer shall be defined at the level of a Chief of Fiscal and Administrative Services 1.


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, Finance, or Business may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.


The preferred candidate will have strong analytical skills and experience with the following: management of government operating and capital budgets, analysis of personal services budget and expenditures including but not limited to general wage increases and labor agreements, establishment and implementation of financial and management policies and procedures, establishment and implementation of procurement and contract policies and procedures, and process improvement methods to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness; preparing budgetary, financial and/or legislative reports; conducting special studies; being a representative on governmental boards and commissions; and knowledge of general principles of government accounting and budgeting, debt management, employee health and pension benefits and matters impacting government finances.



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

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