Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Information Technology Senior Policy Advisor To The Secretary

Recruitment #210217-5571MP-001


Are you a seasoned leader in Information Technology?  Do you have the skill synergies capable of solving complex problems through the effective use of technology?  Are you passionate that technology improves services for Connecticut residents and businesses? If so, the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has an exciting opportunity for you.  

About Us 

We report directly to the Governor and provide information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state. We also assist state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut. We prepare the Governor’s budget proposals; implement and monitor the execution of the enacted budget; and oversee the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor. 

The Role 

We are seeking an Information Technology Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of OPM. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as one of the State’s lead Information Technology experts, advising the Secretary and working on the Secretary's and Administration's behalf on policy matters.  This opportunity includes leading Information Technology policy and planning teams with all state agencies.  With this opportunity, you will be responsible for a substantial portfolio of Information Technology Capital Investment Program investments which is currently $516 million dollars.  Additionally, the position manages the statewide business intelligence systems/team (STARS) for its financial and human capital management systems (CORE-CT).

In this position, you will identify, have expertise in, and be a knowledgeable resource on emerging Information Technology issues and trends and work towards developing strategic policy proposals to address such issues, work on the development of implementation plans in support of the Governor’s policy initiatives, and serve as a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management on all Information Technology policy matters.

The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, motivated, possess a strong work ethic, as well as the ability to maintain working relationships with multiple stakeholders and the capacity to multi-task, adapt, and navigate changing circumstances.

This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, forty (40) hours per week.  

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

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

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

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: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carolyn Kozak at 


In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for developing and providing advice to the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management on statewide policy matters and coordinating and implementing special projects relating to state governmental policies, programs, management operations and organization.


  • Develop and provide advice to the OPM Secretary on statewide technology policy matters;
  • Coordinate and implement special projects relating to state governmental technology policies, programs, and management;
  • Develop and implement an integrated set of policies governing the use of information and telecommunications systems for state agencies;
  • Develop a series of comprehensive standards and planning guidelines pertaining to the development, acquisition, implementation, oversight and management of information and telecommunications systems for state agencies;
  • Promote technology systems that support the state’s goals;
  • Develop, in conjunction with the State Chief Information Officer, a statewide technology plan;
  • Represent the OPM Secretary on the CORE-CT Executive Steering Committee;
  • Establish analytics and enable the human resources and financial reporting of state agencies through the State Analytical Reporting System (STARS);
  • Conduct reviews of State agency business operations and recommend technological improvements to work processes; 
  • Administer the Information Technology Capital Investment Program;
  • Co-manage OPM’s Information Technology Unit to plan and implement the effective use of technology at OPM; and
  • Perform related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of administrative and management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of operations of state agencies and institutions; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate complex policy issues; ability to coordinate and implement policy development activities; ability to prepare and present effective reports and presentations.


Seven (7) years of experience with major responsibility for the review, development and administration of policy initiatives and large scale projects or programs in a large governmental organization.


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 or political science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience managing Information Technology teams;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience developing and implementing Information Technology or Financial Management policy;
  • A Master of Business Administration or a Master of Science in Information Technology degree;
  • Knowledge of the State of Connecticut’s agency operations; 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
  • Project management skills; and
  • Experience leading teams.



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.