Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Department Head

Recruitment #200319-8015TS-001


The State of Connecticut, Unified School District #1 is recruiting for a State School Department Head.  USD#1 follows a 12-month school calendar.   Ours is the largest school district in the State; come be a part of something truly exciting and profoundly meaningful!

Our USD#1 motto is "Non Sum Qualis Eram" translates into English as, "I am not, what I once was." The belief is that through education, incarcerated individuals will be provided with some of the core tools required to change their path in life.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed below.  You must specify your qualifications in your application. 

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Emily Kennedy at


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, assists in the organization and supervision of educational programs for resident students or inmates.


Provides supervision to staff of an educational program; plans and directs certain phases of education and training program; evaluates staff performance; ensures that the educational program is in compliance with Federal and State regulations and agency policies and procedures; obtains and safeguards necessary program resources such as supplies and equipment; interviews students and assigns them to proper class level; plans and organizes curricula for assigned subject areas; supervises extra-curricular activities; maintains records of students' progress; makes reports on students, teachers, and programs to administrators and other officials as required; may teach classes, performs related work as required.


Knowledge of philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; ability in written and oral expression; ability to work effectively with others; supervisory ability.


A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574(a - f).


  • This position requires the 092, Intermediate Administration or Supervision, Certification
  • Attention to detail
  • Correctional experience
  • Strong written communication skills
  • If you do not currently hold this Certification, please continue to check back often for other openings!


1. Incumbents are required to possess and retain a Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor.
2. Incumbents in the class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.


In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages 

the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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