Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Program Monitoring And Fiscal Review

Recruitment #200908-1796MP-001


Are you looking to make a difference while advancing your career? If so, we want you to join us!

The State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families' (DCF) mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter. Currently we are seeking individuals who are looking to advance their career and make a difference!

We have an opening for a Director of Program Monitoring & Fiscal Review. This position leads all aspects of DCF's Division of Contracts Management (DCM), a division comprised of twenty-four (24) employees, both housed at Central Office and embedded in each of the Department's six (6) Regions (that break down into fourteen (14) area offices).

The DCM, led by the Director of Program Monitoring and Fiscal Review, is responsible for four primary functions: the development, execution and maintenance of all Memoranda of Understanding and Purchase of Service and Personal Service Agreements; the development, oversight and conduct of all agency procurements; regional Purchasing and Accounts Payable processes for services purchased through WRAP funding; and coordination and oversight of all Credentialed Services. The services coordinated by DCM provide the mechanisms for each Region and Area Office to facilitate services for children and families in the DCF’s care and throughout the State of Connecticut.

Job Highlights 
This position will primarily report to Central Office, at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT, this position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with anticipated statewide travel.

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

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong organizational skills;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Possess extensive supervisory and strategic planning skills;
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of the DCF organizational structure and relationship between child protection and the Department's contracted provider network;
  • Have demonstrated success in change initiatives and fiscal responsibility.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Please ensure that your application is complete; You must specify your qualifications on 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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kelly Paul at  


In a state agency, this class is accountable for directing program compliance evaluation and fiscal review for all grants and contracts administered by the agency.


Directs the staff and operations of the section; responsible for the program evaluation and fiscal review of grants and contracts administered by the department; coordinates, plans and manages section activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the section who might impact on program activities; directs the compliance and fiscal auditing of ongoing grants and contracts as well as the review of new grants and contracts; directs evaluation of grant programs to review effectiveness and determine whether subsequent funding is appropriate; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of grant and contract administration including program and fiscal evaluation; knowledge of public health programs; knowledge of social service programs; knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze complex financial records, documents and reports for evidence of financial fraud.


Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of public administration and fiscal administration.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over professional staff. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work and establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.

Note: For State Employees, this will be interpreted at the or above the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.


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 Masters' degree in business administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.



  • Possess experience in the conduct and oversight of human service procurements        
  • Experience with developing and contributing to agency strategic plans        
  • Possess experience working with outside regulatory agencies such as the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Policy and Management        
  • Experience with program and/or fiscal evaluation of contracted human service programs        
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills        
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities and compressed deadlines        
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and database management        
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work independently        
  • Prior experience working in a social and human services agency


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.