Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Grants And Contracts Manager

Recruitment #210716-4675DM-001


The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut.  The Division is recruiting for a full-time forty (40) hour per week Grants and Contracts Manager.  Core hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced grants professional to manage all grants awarded to the Division from start to finish.  This position will work collaboratively with other units within the Division to determine needs and identify grant opportunities.  The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of grant management from the drafting the grant application, budgeting of grant monies, monitoring use of funds, grant reporting, evaluation and completion or renewal of the grant.

The position comes with a generous benefits package including health and dental Insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, deferred compensation and pension benefits as well as a host of other supplemental benefits.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is motivated, self-driven and can work both independently and as part of a team.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates JobAps portal account.  Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, 860-258-5800.


In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in planning, implementation, management and evaluation of a large complex grant program or group of programs in one field where responsibilities are assumed for program development, liaison and coordination with federal, state and community agencies and organizations, program implementation and administration, program monitoring and assessment.


Performs specialized related duties in the area of grants management, performs research including needs analysis, literature review and regulations critique to identify problems and determine priorities; develops alternatives; gathers information related to program area; develops goals and objectives, evaluation standards, timetables, other program components and department policy for program area and individual projects; prepares grant proposals; prepares contracts and agreements related to grant activities; monitors use of grant monies awarded to the Division to ensure adherence to all terms and conditions; facilitates direct grant process; provides technical assistance and acts as resource person to grantees; evaluates program proposals and applications for conformance with regulations and state goals; recommends funding; monitors and assesses ongoing programs for conformance to reporting requirements, general budget and timetable guidelines and program effectiveness; prepares quarterly and annual reports and statewide annual plan or section of plan related to program local area; attends meetings of appropriate state, local and regional organizations and performs other liaison functions to coordinate efforts in program area; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of grant preparation and administration; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; knowledge of research methods and techniques; some knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; some supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in planning, implementation and/or management of grant programs on a community, state or federal level.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


Candidates with the following are preferred:
  • Experience working within the criminal justice environment is not required, but is preferred
  • Experience working with federal, state and community agencies and organizations
  • Experience working with CORE Financials or any similar PeopleSoft application


This position will be based in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney in Rocky Hill.  Occasional travel to the thirteen Judicial Districts within the state will be required.



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.