Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual)

Target Class: Fiscal/Administrative Officer

Recruitment #190814-2292AR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (CCT), with a target class of Fiscal/Administrative Officer, in the Bureau of Finance and Administration, Division of Financial Management & Support, Property and Facilities Management/IT support unit. This unit is responsible for providing financial management and support to Property & Facilities management and Information Technology. For more details, please review the "Example of Duties" section below.

Eligibility for promotion to the target classification of Fiscal/Administrative Officer is earned upon successful completion of the two year training program. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may reduce the training program to one (1) year.

NOTE: The starting salary for a candidate with a Bachelor's degree is SG 15, Step 1. The starting salary for a candidate with a Master's degree is SG 15, Step 2. The salary increases to SG 15, Step 5 during the second year of training.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and the Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Reference #29813.


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.

Job responsibilities for this position include creating purchase requisitions in Core-CT for IT and Building related expenses based upon price proposals and quotes supplied to DOT by vendors; Screen all purchases to ensure they comply with regulations and purchasing standards per contracts and other agreements made between vendors and the state of the Connecticut; Process change orders as necessary to ensure Purchase Orders match quotes and/or invoices submitted to DOT; Maintain and report on budgets for Minor Capital and IT Budget; Create queries to track Minor Capital, IT and construction project purchases to ensure budgets balance to Core-CT on a regular basis; any other job related duties.


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.


Preferred qualifications include PeopleSoft background and prior, business related purchasing experience related to property and facilities and Information Technology. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.



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.