Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Child Care Licensing Supervisor

Recruitment #190403-2540SH-001


The State of ConnecticutOffice of Early Childhood (OEC) is a unique state agency in Connecticut that helps families with young children achieve better life outcomes. A new state agency, OEC is called on in its enabling statute to be data-driven, human-centered, and result-focused.  We touch the lives of over 200,000 young children, parents, and caregivers annually through our integrated focus on early care and education programs and safety supports, our home visiting programs, and other critical early childhood services.  By scale of funding, OEC is one of the largest departments of Connecticut state government, deploying and leveraging approximately half a billion dollars each year in service of vulnerable families and communities. 

Connecticut is a leader in the coordination of early childhood programs throughout the country.  Whereas early childhood programming in most states is fragmented across multiple programs which families must navigate, only a handful of states have created agencies dedicated to integrating the supports families with young children require – an only Connecticut’s has  clear data-driven mandate.  New parenthood and early childhood are extremely important moments in a person’s life and nurturing or harmful experiences during this time can have significant and long lasting impacts.  OEC acts on the overwhelming evidence that intervention early in life, is the most promising way to break the cycle of poverty.   Your work here will have an impact on the economic security, health, safety, and resilience of families with young children. You will help make childcare safer, more accessible and of higher quality; you will provide families with the support they need to help prevent child abuse, neglect, and trauma; you will help families gain greater economic stability; you will support families with young children who have developmental delays. 

We are recruiting for a full -time Child Care Licensing Supervisor.  Responsibilities of this position include the supervision of staff and operations within the division responsible for the licensing of child care and youth camp programs. This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, with operating hours of 8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.   NOTE:  Updates to applicants' application status will only be provided through their registered JobAps account.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ellen Morris,, (860) 713-6670.


In the Office of Early Childhood, this class is accountable for supervising the statewide licensing and regulation of child care programs and providers.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies, procedures and legal proceedings; prepares reports and correspondence; provides budgetary input; interprets and explains child care licensing laws, regulations and policies to child care professionals and the public; reviews child care licensing proposals and makes recommendations concerning child care licensing standards; mediates problems between Child Care Licensing Specialists and child care provider staff; conducts staff meetings; may investigate and prepare cases for adjudication; may represent agency on committees and task forces; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies, procedures and regulatory practices; considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations related to child care programs; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of planning and operating child care centers; considerable knowledge of child care licensing functions; considerable knowledge of investigative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience providing professional child care services with involvement in program development and operational policy.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or consultative capacity providing professional advice and/or technical support in the field of child care.


  1. College training 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 child development, early childhood education, public health, social work or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. For State employees, two (2) years of experience as a Child Care Licensing Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


Preference will be given to candidates with proven:

    • Experience implementing, monitoring and enforcing statutes and regulations
    • Experience facilitating meetings
    • Experience with supervision of staff
    • Experience organizing and prioritizing personal and staff workloads
    • Experience participating on workgroups
    • Experience following detailed policies and procedures


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.