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.
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.
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
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.
position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this
position is typically Monday - Friday, forty (40) hours per
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!
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.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
and provide advice to the OPM Secretary on statewide technology policy matters;
and implement special projects relating to state governmental technology
policies, programs, and management;
and implement an integrated set of policies governing the use of information
and telecommunications systems for state agencies;
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;
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;
analytics and enable the human
resources and financial
reporting of state agencies through the State Analytical Reporting System
- Conduct reviews
of State agency business operations and recommend technological improvements to
the Information Technology Capital Investment Program;
OPM’s Information Technology Unit to plan and implement the effective use
of technology at OPM; and
related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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
- 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
- Knowledge of the State
of Connecticut’s agency operations;
Management Professional (PMP) certification;
- Project management
- Experience leading teams.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.