Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor

Recruitment #191230-0083AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The DMHAS, Office of The Commissioner seeks a qualified individual for a Fiscal Administrative Supervisor. The Fiscal Administrative Supervisor will be responsible for day to day operations of the Budget & Accounting unit including fiscal and administrative support to agency facilities and the Psychiatric Security Review Board.  This position (Position Control Number: 120110) is located at 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT.  The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm and is forty (40) hours weekly.       

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to  Cheryl Thompson, DMHAS Human Resources, Cheryl.Thompson@ct.gov, telephone number (860) 418-6876.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of fiscal and administrative functions, with major emphasis on fiscal administration or payroll oversight.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises maintenance of accounts; supervises preparation of financial statements and reports and budget requests in financial planning and oversight of payroll; reviews and authorizes expenditures; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans work; establishes and maintains procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; oversees planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; assists in analyzing impact of proposed regulations and legislation on agency fiscal/administrative programs and functions; supervises grant and contract administration, including fiscal record keeping and reporting and preparation of new contracts and grant applications; supervises requisitioning, stores and inventory control; supervises purchasing functions; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions, may supervise support services such as stores, inventory, facilities/equipment maintenance, mailroom, food services, facilities/equipment security; may supervise payroll preparation and preparation and processing of human resources forms; performs related duties as required.

In the Department of Transportation: Performs specialized duties in a particular area of commodities or services; responsible for open-market and scheduled term buying for a specialized group of items; researches and analyzes data on market, price trends and supply for a specialized group of items; reviews specifications for suitability, completeness and consistency; prepares or edits specifications; oversees preparation of bid proposals; reviews competitive bids and recommends contract awards; prepares contracts; obtains new sources of supply; inspects or arranges tests on samples and delivered materials for conformance with specifications; studies new materials which may be used to state advantage as substitutes for materials in use; under supervision coordinates bids and contracts for legislatively mandated set-aside programs for a specialized group of items in order to comply with state law and designated bureau goals for such programs; performs "make-buy" studies; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management, governmental accounting, payroll and human resources information; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of grants and contracts preparation and administration; knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures; knowledge of types, characteristics and sources of supply and market factors of assigned commodities; knowledge of business law as it applies to purchasing contracts and sales; knowledge of human resources and payroll practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting, budgeting, payroll or human resources function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level of Fiscal/Administrative Officer, Accountant, Payroll Officer 2 or Human Resources positions functioning directly with payroll.
Note: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is the professional training level and below the professional working level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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 public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3. For State Employees experience as a Purchasing Services Officer 1 or 2 substitutes for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our Preferred Candidate will:
  • Be Proficient in Microsoft Access; 
  • Have Expertise in Microsoft Excel; 
  • Be Proficient in PeopleSoft or CoreCT Financial and EPM Modules; 
  • Have experience in developing and maintaining written procedures; 
  • Have experience leading or supervising staff and/or projects; 
  • Have experience projecting and tracking expenditures to budget; 
  • Have Experience with developing and maintaining an organization's Chart of Accounts.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.