Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Marketing and Communications Representative

Recruitment #200519-4406FP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments and the public.

We are recruiting for a full-time Marketing and Communications Representative to be part of the Communications and Healthcare Policy & Benefits Services Division.  In this role, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Developing and executing/disseminating communications and engagement strategies (to include digital and print materials, events and other mechanisms) to enhance member comprehension and optimal administration of the active State employee and the State of CT retiree health care and other benefit programs administered by the Office of the State Comptroller;
  • Serving as a liaison between all partners and stakeholders involved in the administration of active State employee and State of Connecticut retiree benefits with regard to communications and engagement matters;
  • Coordinating and attending engagement events, including meetings, briefings, benefits fairs and other engagement events related to state and municipal benefits programs administered by the Office of the State Comptroller;
  • Measuring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of communications and engagement strategies in order to ensure optimal engagement;
  • Other related duties as assigned related to health care and other benefits. 

This position works first-shift, 40 hours per week and is located at the newly renovated State Office Building, located at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT.  This state-of-the-art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking and ergonomic workspaces.  The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

Selection Plan

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for General Experience and Special Experience as indicated to apply for this position.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer. 

Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.  Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their JobAps application.  Candidates invited to interview will be required to submit a cover letter, along with three (3) business references. Additionally, current State employees will be required to submit their last two performance evaluations and last two years of attendance records.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Questions about the required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Heather DiMauro / heather.dimauro@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health program or project, this class is accountable for performing high level work in the implementation and coordination of the non-clinical aspects of health care programs or projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The specific duties and responsibilities of this generic class vary widely depending on the nature of the program and the current stage in its life cycle. Typical examples of duties include the following: serves as regional coordinator for a statewide health program or project with responsibility for developing and maintaining appropriate programs, projects and liaisons in their assigned regions; participates in planning, organization and implementation of a statewide health program by having responsibility for major components of program such as staffing, work assignment and distribution decisions; initiates and oversees public relations efforts; establishes and maintains relationships involved in program within agency and with other state, community or public agencies; assists division head in expediting program; prepares comprehensive reports on planning and progress of program; develops objectives so program functions within cost estimates; analyzes, evaluates and interprets data; advises and participates in formulation of task forces within or outside agency and coordinates activities so program is successfully accomplished; works with federal, state and community agencies on new, proposed or revised programs to clarify or develop objectives, determine method of integrating programs in agency operations and establish cost estimates; provides technical assistance to community agencies; assists in drafting of legislation and regulations; gathers fiscal and programmatic data on programs and participates in planning budget and programmatic aspects of program; may also be assigned to conduct health planning, program monitoring and grants management for particular programs; may be involved in approval of grants or projects; may speak publicly about program issues and develop information for public distribution; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; considerable knowledge of relationships between risk factors and evidence of health problems; considerable knowledge of changing aspects of social-medical philosophies; knowledge of research and evaluation design methodologies; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in field of public health and medical care; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to plan, organize and direct a complex technical program; ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data; ability to lead and train staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in a health organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in health care program administration, a health systems agency or other health care organization in at least one of the following areas:

1. grant writing or monitoring;

2. formal program planning, development, management or evaluation;

3. program consultation;

4. public relations activities.

For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Health Program Assistant 2.

Note: A health care organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for developing health programs.

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 health education, hospital administration, public administration, public health or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Program Assistant 2 may substitute for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to the candidate who possesses:

  • Strong proficiency in Adobe creative suite design software.
  • Ability to design and deliver PowerPoint presentations.
  • Ability to design and facilitate online webinars.
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, and rapport-building skills, with aptitude to effectively communicate with customers, coworkers, business associates, and management, maintaining a positive working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.  If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Ginger Frasca at 860-702-3340 or Ginger.Frasca@ct.gov.







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