Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

License And Applications Specialist

Recruitment #210604-6490AR-001


Are you a current State of Connecticut employee looking for a new opportunity to help serve your state? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has current openings for License and Applications Specialists in their Drug Control Division located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of statistics.

Job Highlights:

• Full-time
• 40 hours per week
• Monday-Friday
• Some weekend/evening hours may be required

Who We Are:

The mission of the DCP is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace as well as safe products and services for consumers in the industries that it regulates. The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the distribution of drugs within Connecticut, all pharmacy inspections and audits and conducting investigations on health care professional for improper prescribing, diversion, and misuse of controlled substance medications. The Drug Control Division is also responsible for the state's Medical Marijuana Program and the Adult Use Cannabis Program if it is approved by the legislature.

We anticipate passage of legislation during this 2021 session that will authorize an adult use cannabis marketplace. These positions will only be filled if this legislation passes.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

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).

State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at and reference the recruitment number.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the analysis and processing of license and registration applications in an agency with regulatory responsibility for specific industries or businesses.


Performs the most complex related duties in processing complex certificate and permit applications; receives and processes fees; studies and analyzes factors and incidents impacting on regulatory responsibility and makes recommendations to implement changes; acts as a hearings officer or participates in public hearings concerning issuance, revocation or amendment of certificates and permits; explains laws and agency regulations to applicants and the public; prepares correspondence; assists in rate case matters; may perform or supervise investigations of violations; may supervise examination of and approve application process for interstate permits; performs related duties as required.

AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR REGULATED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: May supervise or perform issuance of identification stamps or permits for regulated transportation services and keeping of appropriate records; may supervise or perform administration of evidence of financial responsibility of licensees.


Knowledge of relevant licensure, certification or permit functions of regulated entities; knowledge of relevant regulated industry operations, practices and procedures; basic knowledge of statistics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations and other written materials pertaining to entities regulated by department; ability to research, analyze and evaluate data and prepare comprehensive written reports; ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of clerical or technical experience in a regulated industry or with a regulatory agency.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in preparing material for or actively participating in, hearings concerning the regulatory process.

NOTE: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of License and Applications Analyst.


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.


Preference will be given to those who have:

  • Experience with licensure, certification, and regulated industry operations.
  • Experience coordinating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience applying laws and regulations pertaining to entities regulated by the department.
  • Experience researching, analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Experience preparing written reports.
  • Experience with the e-License database system.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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