Executive Director State Contracting Standards Board


Recruitment #220908-7755EX-100


Office of Governmental Accountability

Are you an experienced professional with a fiscal background in cost-benefit analysis?
Are you passionate about Public Service?
Are you looking to make a difference?  
 If so, we invite you to read below & apply!

Our Mission: The State Contracting Standards Board, within the Office of Governmental Accountability is responsible for ensuring that state contracting, and procurement requirements are understood and carried out in a manner that is open, cost effective, efficient, and consistent with State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations.

The Role: We have an exciting career opportunity for an experienced professional to become the next Executive Director of the State Contracting Standards Board! In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop a new team of individuals to help carry out our critical mission. You will manage the operations of the State Contracting Standards Board staff and be responsible for administration of the Boards activities to promote economy and efficiency in state contracting usage. If you have experience in compliance, developing and implementing program policies and procedures, resulting in continuous efficiencies, this is the role you’ve been searching for! Discover the opportunity to showcase your demonstrated experience evaluating business proposals against regulations and laws, identifying and mitigating potential risks. 

Appointment: This position is appointed by the Governor in accordance with Section 4e-2 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

What We Offer: This opportunity is centrally located in Hartford, CT alongside the Connecticut River with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants. As a State employee you will also enjoy: 

  • Flexible work hours and telecommute arrangements.
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your health and wellness.
  • The ability to begin planning for your future with excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and twelve holidays.
  • Interested in learning more, check out our benefits page
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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • 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.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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This class is accountable for planning, directing and managing the day-to-day operations and staff of the State Contracting Standards Board.


Directs staff and operations of the State Contracting Standards Board; coordinates, plans and manages board administrative activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers petinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of board budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of board who might impact on program activities; serves as ex-officio, nonvoting member of the board; in consultation with the Chief Procurement Officer, conducts comprehensive planning regarding the administrative functions of the board; coordinates budget and personnel activities of the board; causes the administrative organization of the board to be examined with a view to promoting economy and efficiency; acts as external liaison for the board; performs related duties as required.


  • Experience working with a volunteer board and board subcommittee
  • Experience with the application of Connecticut’s Uniform Administrative Procedures Act
  • Experience drafting regulations to implement statutory authorities
  • Experience drafting decisions and legal memorandum for review and approval 
  • Experience working individually and as part of a team 
  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.