Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190516-2292AR-001


The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is currently accepting applications for a full-time, forty (40) hour per week, Connecticut Career Trainee (“CCT”) position to work in the Criminal Justice Planning and Policy Division (CJPPD).

The intent is to hire a Connecticut Careers Trainee and promote to the target class of Planning Analyst after successful completion of a prescribed training program. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on promoting a more effective and cohesive criminal justice system in the State of Connecticut.

The anticipated duties of this position are as follows:

  • Working primarily at the outset to administer grants received from the federal Office on Violence Against Women, and moving on to administer and solicit other grants over time;
  • Completing the entire life cycle of grant administration duties, including pre-award, post-award, and closeout activities such as:
    • Preparing federal grant applications, including budgets, narratives and other forms to be submitted to the Department of Justice; and
    • Reviewing sub-grantee project narratives, budgets, and quarterly documents in order to maintain oversight of all grant project activities and provide assistance to sub-grantees throughout the process;
  • Working collaboratively internally at OPM with the CJPPD team, the OPM business office, and other team members, as well as externally with subgrantees, federal grant program managers, industry professionals and other criminal justice system stakeholders;
  • Interpreting and adhering to relevant agency, state and federal policies and procedures;
  • Working within the State of Connecticut accounting program, CORE-CT, as well as CJPPD’s grants management system, Grantium; and
  • Participating in and tracking criminal justice policy conversations as they relate to grants administration duties.

Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Candidates who do not submit the required documents above will not be considered.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Carolyn Kozak at (860) 418-6324 or  

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: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency

Selection Plan

  • Occasional in state and out of state travel.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice or public policy related field, including but not limited to emergency management, public administration, legal studies, or human rights (and/or work experience, coursework, or internships in a relevant field); experience with state, federal or private grants management; be a proficient user of Microsoft Office products (including Word and Excel); have the ability to work independently; and have effective oral and written communication skills.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Carolyn Kozak at 860-418-6324 or

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