The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) State Unit on Aging (SUA) is recruiting for two Field Representatives. These roles will be responsible for developing and overseeing programs to serve adults age 60 and older including administrative, fiscal and technical support activities provided to Aging Network providers, such as, senior centers, for services provided through Federal and State funds. Duties may also include grant writing, program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, data collection, data and narrative reporting and community presentations.
The Mission of the Department of Aging and Disability Services is to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:
- Deliver aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens
- Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide
- Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy
- Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults
- Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level
Are you interested in joining us as a Field Representative? We encourage you to apply today! These are full-time, 40 hours per week positions, with a Monday-Friday schedule. These roles will be centrally located at our Hartford offices, at 55 Farmington Avenue.
Please Note: This position will require both in state and out of state travel.
As a State employee, you have available a competitive benefits plan that includes excellent healthcare coverage, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, and more. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- 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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- 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.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
- Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Aging and Disability Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in providing technical assistance to area agencies, groups and organizations concerned with services for the elderly, developing, administering and overseeing applicable contracts and monitoring, evaluating and overseeing programs for compliance with federal and state regulations, policies and procedures.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Develops and processes contracts regarding services/programs for the elderly; coordinates efforts in program areas by attending meetings of appropriate state, regional and local organizations, and performing other liaison functions; conducts field reviews and monitors operation and management of programs to insure compliance with terms of contract and being carried out in a timely and efficient manner and in accordance with schedules, plans, stated goals and objectives; identifies program problems through monitoring activities; recommends revisions, develops alternatives to correct deficiencies and provides follow up on corrective action; evaluates programs to determine their effectiveness in reaching target population and compliance with terms of contract and federal and state regulations; provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations involved with planning or providing social services such as housing, physical and mental health, recreation, employment, pre-retirement planning, transportation, nutrition and outreach to the elderly; provides technical assistance to area agencies on aging and other contractors in program planning, design, operations and management; prepares statistical and narrative reports and analyses; meets with officials and groups to explain and interpret programs; may develop and coordinate special statewide projects for the elderly; may provide services to the elderly or their representatives who contact the agency directly; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of contracting process and language format; knowledge of budgetary process; knowledge of resources and services available for the elderly; knowledge of social and economic problems and research related to the elderly; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; skill in planning, organizing and negotiation; ability to review, analyze and evaluate management and operation of programs; ability to interpret complex written material including regulations and statutes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in the planning and development of social, human or community services programs or in the monitoring and evaluation of these programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College education may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 planning, public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience with grant writing, program development and implementation in the field of Aging
- Experience with caregiver program implementation or providing program services to senior centers
- Experience collecting and reporting data for program evaluation
- Experience writing program narrative reports including statistical and fiscal information
- Experience conducting presentations about programs to community agencies or consumers
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.