Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Consultant

Recruitment #210630-3190EA-001


The State Department of Education (SDE), which oversees the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), is recruiting for an Education Consultant.  This individual will provide technical assistance in the area of Career and Technical Education for the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster with an emphasis on Culinary Arts.

This position is located at the State of Connecticut CTECS Central Office at 39 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT.  This is a full-time 35-hour per week position that operates year-round, Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We can also offer peace of mind with our benefits package. As a new state employee we offer a variety of medical and dental plans and participation in a hybrid retirement plan which provides a retirement benefit, that may include retiree health insurance. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, as well as, vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Key responsibilities of this position is creating curriculum, assessments, and progress monitoring tools; Using data that informs as it relates to student outcomes and success; Assisting in recruiting, hiring and support of new and existing teachers in the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster; Serving as a conduit to business and industry and track the employment of CTECS graduates; Writing specifications for competitive bidding of equipment used in the Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism and Guest Services Management industries; Monitoring of the inventory process in conjunction with state auditing procedures.

Selection Plan

Please make sure about post-secondary degree from an accredited institution in Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism and Guest Services Management is needed for this position.

Please ensure your JobAps application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
Special Experience Note:  For this position, the appropriate certification issued by the State Board of Education is for certification in Occupational Subjects (#090) in one of the following trade/career areas:  Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism and Guest Services Management.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants must hold certification in one or more of the above areas at the time of application.  Applicants should respond accordingly in any supplemental and/or referral questionnaire.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the 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.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Uma Arun at


In the Department of Education, plans and executes programs of extensive difficulty and scope for the improvement of education in the State; does related work as required.


Assists a Bureau Chief in supervising the broad educational programs and services offered by the State; develops and administers specific programs of major importance within the framework of policies outlined by the Bureau Chief; provides professional leadership and guidance to school authorities, professional organizations, students and various community groups and individuals; may assist in preparing and administering the allocated budget, and in directing the routine functioning of the bureau.


Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education with particular reference to the field concerned; teaching skill; considerable ability to deal effectively with others; considerable administrative ability; ability to prepare comprehensive written reports.


An earned advanced degree and eight (8) years of professional experience OR in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training as approved by the Board of Education.


  • Experience in all aspects of the Culinary Arts with successful employment in the field;
  • Experience in Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism or Guest Management related production work;  
  • Experience with all aspects of food preparation and service, job-site safety;
  • Experience working with state auditing department on policies and procedures; 
  • Experience updating district production policies and scheduling visits for Superintendent of Schools job-site visits;  
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations as it pertains to Culinary, Hospitality, Tourism or Guest Services; 
  • Knowledge of all aspects of a restaurant's operational and organizational needs including financial and structural requirements;
  • Knowledge of current industry trends and active participation in professional organizations; 
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access); 
  • Knowledge of Google product applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides Drive and Classroom); Positive work history reflective of the Connecticut Code of Responsibility for Educators;
  • Hold serve-safe certification(s) sanitation safety certified;


Must hold an appropriate certificate issued by State Board of Education.



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.