Assistant Chief of Fiscal/Administrative Services


Recruitment #230420-0129MP-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Assistant Chief of Fiscal/Administrative Services (PCN 136100) to join our team within our Office of the Commissioner (OOC).  The individual in this role will work within our Fiscal Services Division and will be accountable for the financial coordination and functions of the Department for capital and other funds in support of DMHAS-operated facilities and the Office of the Commissioner. Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Work Shift: First shift, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
This role may require travel to various State facilities.

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
  • As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs
  • A healthy work/life balance!
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  • Budget preparation, fiscal management, financial reporting for capital funds
  • Developing and maintaining the Department’s 5-year capital plan including coordination, tracking, and reporting projects across DMHAS
  • Serving as liaison to other state agencies and commissions to secure capital funds and manage projects
  • Supporting facilities to meet requirements and standards of JCAHO, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies
  • Collaborating with executive management to prioritize and implement projects
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures for capital and other infrastructure projects

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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 assisting in the administration of the administrative programs and operations of the agency.


  • Assists in  directing staff and operations of fiscal management functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis;
  • Assists in coordinating, planning and managing activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Reviews fiscal and administrative operations for effectiveness and compliance with statutory requirements and agency policies and procedures;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Directs or assists in the direction of budget management function;
  • Maintains contacts with and acts as liaison to individuals  within and outside of state who might impact on program activities;
  • Advises agency head regarding fiscal and administrative matters;
  • Assists EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;
  • Utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses;
  • Prepares programmatic fiscal/administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May direct support services such as maintenance, duplicating services, switchboard, mailroom, food services, security and housekeeping;
  • In a facility or institution may ensure conformance with related standards of JCAH, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies;
  • May direct a program of internal and/or external audit;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • and ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting;
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of personnel, payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports;
  • Ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.


Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administrative, personnel, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function. 

NOTE: See addendum for descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional level staff.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is at the level of a Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.


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, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience in public sector leadership with budgeting and accounting for funding of $50 million or more
  • Experience implementing, documenting and monitoring fiscal procedures and controls
  • Experience performing complex financial analysis and reports
  • Experience interpreting and communicating information from various employees to C-suite officers (i.e. Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, etc…) and lower level managers


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.