Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Bureau Chief

Recruitment #181025-3181MP-001


The mission of the CSDE Talent Office is to develop and deploy talent management and human capital development strategies to districts and schools statewide so that the most effective educators are in every school and classroom and all students are prepared for college, career and life. The Bureau Chief of the Talent Office will:

  • Assist the Chief Talent Officer in the oversight and leadership of all aspects of the Talent Office including the daily operations of the Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification and the Bureau of Educator Effectiveness;
  • Effectively lead the implementation of talent goals found in the Connecticut State Board of Education’s Comprehensive Education Plan;.
  • Support local educational agencies (LEA) in building a top talent workforce using a full continuum of talent management & human capital development strategies, including: educator preparation, certification, teacher education and mentoring (TEAM), educator evaluation and support, workforce diversity, professional learning, retention and career development, and leadership development;
  • Support, develop, and supervise the Talent Office staff and evaluate staff performance with recommendations for growth and/or improvement;
  • Represent the Talent Office and the Department at stakeholder meetings, committees, forums, and events;
  • Review and approve Talent Office written communication and publications;
  • Allocate fiscal and human resources for the Talent Office units;
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations for the State Board of Education;
  • Perform other duties and related special assignments as required.

This is a full time position and may require travel.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, with details of experience and training, on the resume tab with their application.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Debra Paradis at or (860) 713-6695.


In the Department of Education, this class is accountable for directing the operation of an education services bureau.


Directs Education programs and staff activities and manages all related functions; develops comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and agency mission; participates and makes recommendations in review and formulation of agency policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of educational programs in area of specialty; provides consultant services for these programs and services; interprets and administers pertinent laws within assigned bureau; controls fiscal operations within bureau by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; evaluates and assesses staff performance; responds to inquiries from the public, Governor’s office, and federal, state and local educators concerning education initiatives and programs; maintains statewide responsibility for all bureau programs and activities and represents agency and state in related activities as required; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs within area of specialty; considerable knowledge of the principles of professional management; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.


An earned advanced degree and ten (10) years of experience in the field of Education or in a related areas.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the full advanced working level in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Education Consultant.


1. A 092 certificate (Intermediate Administrator), or 093 certificate (Superintendent), or Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, or an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Educational Leadership) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
2. An advanced degree and three (3) years of managerial experience in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service may substitute for the General Experience and the Special Experience.


1. Certification as an educator in Connecticut;

2. A Master’s degree in education or closely related field;

3. Certification in Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092);

4. Eight (8) years of documented, successful experience in a local education agency (public school, public charter or magnet school, or district central office) with increasing responsibilities across time;

5. Documented experience in school or district talent efforts (e.g. district level talent-related committee);

6. Documented knowledge and skills in talent development;

7. Documented ability to work effectively and efficiently as a leader in a multi-tasked, large volume office;

8. Documented ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects;

9. Two years in an LEA central office talent/ personnel leadership role;

10. Documented education or training in human capital and talent management theory and methodology;

11. Documented successful experience in a talent-related initiative at the district level;

12. Documentation of  exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success navigating complex environments with multiple stakeholders, a wide array of divergent points of view, and the ability to build consensus and build /maintain productive working relationships;

13. Documented experience coordinating feedback structures from a variety of stakeholders to inform and promote continuous improvement;

14. Documented experience leveraging and aligning external partners, families, and community providers to support an organization’s talent/personnel efforts.  


May be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education.



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

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.