STATE OF CONNECTICUT EXECUTIVE BRANCH JOBS

Associate Fiscal/Administrative Officer

Office/On-site

Recruitment #240507-1309AR-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individuals to join our team as Associate Fiscal/Administrative Officers. These positions will be leaders within our Contracts and Grants Management Section (CGMS), a part of our Operation and Support Services Branch. The individuals in these roles will supervise, lead, and direct assigned staff in establishing, monitoring, and managing contracts with the Department’s service providers. See below for additional information on this great opportunity!

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
There may be opportunities for a partial telework, or a flexible/alternate work schedule in accordance with State policies.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • 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
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • A healthy work/life balance!
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WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
  • Providing staff training, assistance, and oversight in execution of duties related to contract management and payment;
  • Acting as liaison to operating units within DPH to determine programmatic need for contracts/agreements and representing DPH to private providers on questions and assistance in all phases of contract management;
  • Assisting with establishing, maintaining, and revising office procedures, policies, and reporting tools as needed;
  • Assisting in the administration, implementation and execution of agency agreements which includes coordinating with staff who are tasked with maintaining budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures;
  • Creating and reviewing contracts/amendments to ensure inclusion of all necessary contract clauses and terms/conditions; assembling/monitoring Personal Service Agreements, Purchase of Services Contracts, and Memorandum of Agreements;
  • Creating and reviewing contract budgets and payment schedules; and
  • Preparing and processing contract payments to DPH Fiscal office in accordance with contract payment schedules and contract terms and conditions.
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITIES:

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:

  • Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

The Operational & Support Services Branch assures that department-wide administrative activities are coordinated and accomplished in an effective and efficient manner and that public health services are provided at the local level. The Branch ensures planning and response to public health emergencies. The branch provides the following services across the agency:

Within this branch, the Contracts and Grants Management Section prepares, issues, and manages contracts, grants and low interest loans in support of for-profit and non-profit service providers, federal and local governments, and individuals. The services funded by these contracts and grants improve the Connecticut healthcare service infrastructure and provide otherwise unavailable health and/or support services to underserved residents of Connecticut.

Selection Plan

FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
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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 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. Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview.
  • 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.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for performing the most complex fiscal tasks within a variety of fiscal and administrative functions or acting as a working supervisor over a variety of fiscal and administrative functions, including payroll oversight.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs the most complex fiscal and administrative tasks within a unit that clearly exceeds the norm and includes a concentration of highly advanced functions as defined by leadership; plans office work flow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains office procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and other officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares and analyzes complex financial statements and reports and budget requests; projects expenditures and assists in financial planning; maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures; manages various phases of budget process; makes recommendations on policies and standards; oversees maintenance of accounting records; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; may oversee implementation and analysis of financial and administrative EDP applications; may oversee grant and contract administration; may oversee payroll; may perform complex purchasing tasks such as preparing specifications, soliciting bids and recommending contract awards; may oversee leasing functions including negotiating contracts and space requirements; may supervise support services such as stores, inventory, security, mailroom, food service or maintenance; may supervise payroll, purchasing and/or other fiscal and administrative functions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in a combination of fiscal administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one of which must be an accounting, budgeting, or payroll function.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level of Fiscal/Administrative Officer, Accountant, or Payroll Officer 2.

Note: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is at the professional training level and is below the professional working level.

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, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. For State Employees experience as a Purchasing Services Officer 1 substitutes for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience leading and supervising staff.
  • Experience in maintaining internal and external collaborative relationships and partnerships.
  • Experience interpreting and applying statutes, regulations, and administrative policies.
  • Experience monitoring and tracking compliance with contract, grant, or funding terms and conditions, regulations, or policies.
  • Experience in the development and administration of professional service contracts to include managing, monitoring, and tracking contractor performance and financial compliance with contract terms and conditions.

Conclusion

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.



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