Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Durational Project Manager

Recruitment #210520-0415VR-001


The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) reports directly to the Governor and provides information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state.  OPM also assists state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut.  OPM prepares the Governor’s budget proposals; implements and monitors the execution of the enacted budget; and oversees the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.

The Office of Policy and Management seeks to fill a Durational Project Manager position within the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division.  This is a high-impact, rewarding opportunity to apply your grant-administration skills and experience to help improve criminal justice system outcomes. You will join a highly motivated team of professionals who work together on criminal justice research, grant administration, policy development and implementation, and stakeholder convenings. In this position, you will help develop and implement strategies and plans to award accumulated federal grant funds in accordance with policy, guidance, and programmatic goals.

This is a 40 hour per week full-time position conveniently located in Hartford, CT, easily accessible to all major highways.   This is a durational position, established for eighteen (18) months, and may be extended as warranted.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more! 

The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, motivated, a clear communicator, and possess a strong work ethic, as well as an ability to work well within a diverse team, maintain working relationships with stakeholders and the capacity to multi-task and adapt and navigate changing circumstances.

Selection Plan

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In a state agency makes or conducts a special inquiry, investigation, examination or installation pursuant to Section 5-198(n) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


Duties of the Durational Project Manager shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Work with state agencies, private entities, and stakeholders to develop plans for the use of the accumulated federal grant awards that align with the goals of current policies and programs;
  • Review and analyze fiscal and program implications of the proposed plans;
  • Research, review and evaluate cost effectiveness and fiscal implications of proposed plans;
  • Develop performance metrics to provide quality assurance and to evaluate outcomes of the proposed plans;
  • Develop budgets for the use of administrative federal funds allocated for each federal award;
  • Determine whether there is a capacity for sub-grantees to accept and utilize a temporary influx of grant funds;
  • Prepare and submit revised program descriptions and budgets to the US Department of Justice for consideration;
  • Upon approval from the US Department of Justice, develop and implement a transition plan for the 1-time influx of additional federal funds;
  • Coordinate inter-agency collaboration;
  • Oversee and provide direct administration of the sub-grants;
  • Track and review performance metrics regarding administered grants;
  • Submit required reports to the US Department of Justice; 
  • Oversee close-out of sub-grantee awards; and
  • Other related duties, as required. 


  • A minimum of ten years of experience administering grants, including but not limited to maintaining compliance with policy and grant conditions and implementing plans to close out grants.
  • Experience working with state and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholders—especially those of the criminal justice system—to assess capacity to spend down awards and develop related spending and programmatic plans.
  • Experience reviewing federal grant policies along with preparing and submitting program plans and budgets with revisions as needed.
  • Experience using financial analysis to assess and track program and spending plans and provide feedback on performance.
  • Proficiency in use of analytic software, including Microsoft Excel and Access as well as grant management software.



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.