Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Consumer Protection Division Director

Gaming Division

Recruitment #190520-2227MP-001


The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates.

DCP's Gaming Division is charged with ensuring the integrity of all gaming activities and compliance with statutes and regulations governing such activities and compliance with the Tribal/State Compacts.    

The Gaming Division is currently accepting applications for a Division Director responsible for managing and overseeing all activities associated with authorized Gaming. That includes: adherence to the Compacts and Memoranda of Understanding between the State of Connecticut and each of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut respectively, and approval of Standards of Operation and Management at Tribal Casinos; criminal and administrative investigations conducted by Special Police Officers of gaming activity; the processing and licensing of all companies and individuals associated with gaming; auditing of gaming entities; approval of games and associated activites of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and approval of all activities conducted for Off-Track Betting Licensee.

This position is based at 450 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, CT.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Mitch Samal,, (860)713-5107.   

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

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

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.



In the Department of Consumer Protection this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing the programs of a division.


Directs staff and operations of a division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares division budget; establishes and maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; prepares proposed legislation and regulations; establishes and administers uniform statutory and regulatory enforcement policies and procedures; directs development and dissemination of information for media; develops and implements inservice training programs; directs preparation of cases for hearings and court; prepares correspondence and reports; may coordinate administration of examinations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to relevant division; considerable knowledge of investigation, inspection and hearing procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Ten (10) years of experience in consumer protection laws and regulations or gaming laws and regulations performing duties in regulation monitoring, policy enforcement, issuance of licenses, inspection, auditing or investigation.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.


  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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


• Experience in drafting, interpreting and applying legislation and regulations;

• Experience conducting and overseeing investigations, inspections and administrative hearings, including the drafting of investigative and other reports;

• Experience in audit principles and practices;

• Experience in gaming technology;

• Experience leading project teams;

• Experience using data analysis to assist with decision making;

• Experience identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives.




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.