Legislative And Regulations Specialist


Recruitment #230126-6790AR-001


Are you an experienced policy professional looking for your next role?
Do you want tohelp shape the future of healthcare in Connecticut?
If so, the Office of Health Strategy is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is seeking a qualified individual to serve on our team as a Legislation and Regulations Specialist. This position is a key role and will act as the legislative liaison for our entire agency.

  • Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday
  • Work Hours: Full-time, First Shift, 40 hours per week
  • During the legislative session, this role will require evening and weekend hours, as well as a presence at the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building.
  • Location: 450 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance!
  • Representing OHS to the Legislature and lead our strategy in developing policy positions, drafting, and providing testimony
  • Helping to fulfill our central statutory obligation of developing and implementing a cohesive health care vision for the state
  • Responding to the myriad of health care issues and topics that are considered every legislative session to ensure they align with the Governor’s vision and OHS policy priorities
  • Developing legislative and external relationships, interpreting law, and leading the legislative passage of our policy priorities
  • Articulating our initiatives proactively and effectively with the public and relevant stakeholders
  • Strategically promoting our developed vision to state and federal actors

The Mission of Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy is to implement comprehensive, data driven strategies that promote equal access to high quality health care, control costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut.

We are a small state agency, but we have an influential role shaping the future of health care in CT. Come join our team!

Selection Plan

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This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.

To Apply:
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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, 860-924-7053.


In a State agency, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in the legislative and regulations program.


Performs specialized related duties in the area of legislation and regulation; reviews statutes, legislation, and regulations affecting the operation, procedures and policies of a department; recommends and drafts legislative initiatives; recommends changes in regulations to implement legislation, improve procedures and generally facilitate the operations of a department; researches issues or complaints and recommends resolutions or courses of action; establishes and maintains documentation of the department's legislation; canvases bills introduced in the legislature for their effect on the operations of the department; follows progress of critical bills hearings, and keeps department officials informed of appropriate developments in the legislation, regulations, procedures or policy; represents the department at appropriate meetings or hearings; maintains liaison with individuals in other departments, legislative committees and others as required to coordinate legislative initiatives to keep informed of developments or to provide expertise in the area of legislation/regulations; prepares narrative reports; coordinates and analyzes statistical data of a department or agency for the General Assembly to illustrate trends, effects and consequences of changes in statutes; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of federal and state legislative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret, understand application of and translate into lay language complex laws and regulations; ability to interpret statistical and other research data; ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of experience having as its principal responsibility the preparation, analysis and research of legislation or regulations or monitoring and coordinating of legislative activities.


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 political science or public administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for two (2) additional years of the General Experience.


  • Experience working as the lead representative of an organization
  • Experience articulating fiscal and policy impacts of proposed bills and initiatives with lobbyists, external stakeholders, Executive Branch Agencies, the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature
  • Experience developing concepts for drafting, tracking, and negotiating legislative bill language
  • Experience providing guidance to senior leadership on strategic communications, government relations, and legislative and policy strategy
  • Experience addressing urgent legislative and communication needs with judgement, discretion and timeliness
  • Experience multi-tasking, prioritizing competing demands, and meeting tight deadlines with multiple high priority tasks



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