The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments and the public.
We are recruiting for a full-time Information Technology Supervisor in the CORE-CT/Information Technology Division. Note: The selected candidate will be able to request to increase their work hours to 40 per week after 6 months of employment.
This position will be responsible for:
- Overseeing the Core-CT PeopleSoft Financial application development activities and development staff
- Evaluating application development requests, assessing complexity, determining priorities, and assigning work
- Coordinating with the PeopleSoft administrators and the database administrators on application updates, SQL updates and environments for testing PUMs, PeopleTools patches and various software modifications
- Coordinating the migration of code modifications from development, through testing and production
- Providing expertise and advice to the IT development staff and management on all enhancements and modifications to the Core-CT Financial systems
- Reviewing and approving SQL updates as well as performing application development activities
- Analyzing and resolving financial application issues and operational problems
- Reviewing and developing documentation
- Performing other duties as assigned.
The Office of the State Comptroller is located in the newly-renovated State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue. This state-of-the-art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking, and ergonomic workspaces. The OSC offers an excellent salary and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Candidates who do not submit the required documents will not be considered.
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, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Bonnie.Schlechtweg@ct.gov.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position.
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.
Please note that applications to this recruitment process may be used for future vacancies.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency major Information Technology (IT) operational environment, this class is accountable for supervising staff and overseeing the planning, analysis, design, selection, installation and implementation of information systems and applications.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; maintains software licensures and other related requirements; establishes and coordinates disaster recovery plan; establishes system security procedures and practices; performs facility and capacity planning and configuration management; supervises system performance analysis, tuning or storage management; develops host and network security policies; evaluates and recommends new strategies, technologies and technological directions to management; makes recommendations and maintains contracts for hardware and/or software purchases; makes recommendations for migration and system upgrade directions; oversees analysis of upgrades for complex applications to determine functionality and necessary software customization; provides technical specifications as input into Requests for Proposal (RFP) process; participates on evaluation teams that review RFP responses; oversees testing to ensure applications meet specification requirements; develops and implements database system strategies; provides resource planning; develops utilization metrics; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, development, and computer programming; considerable knowledge of principles of information systems; considerable knowledge of principles and theories of business and planning functions; considerable knowledge of programming languages; considerable knowledge of project management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, problems and techniques of data processing and data communication operations; considerable knowledge of data processing and data communications equipment and diagnostic tools; considerable knowledge of methods and procedures used to conduct detailed analysis and design of computer systems; considerable knowledge of principles of complex computer operating systems; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of business information systems re-engineering; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of programming; considerable knowledge of network protocols and architecture; considerable knowledge of practices and issues of system security and disaster recovery; considerable knowledge of application's system development principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of data base management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable problem solving skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; considerable technical problem solving skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to prepare correspondence, manuals, reports and documentation; considerable ability to analyze and resolve operational and communications problems; considerable ability to analyze and debug complex software programs; considerable ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex business and technical problems; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of experience in information technology (IT) operations, programming, systems/software development or IT related support area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing advanced
technical level duties or as a working supervisor in such areas as: designing,
configuring and implementing complex networks; configuring, installing and
upgrading host based applications packages and host and/or operating system
software; system software/application development, performing any closely
related advanced technical function.
NOTE: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of
Information Technology Analyst 3.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in management information systems, computer science or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science or electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following experiencing/training:
- Experience with PeopleSoft Financials 9.2; modules include: purchasing, eProcurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, vendor self-service, asset management, inventory management, general ledger, commitment control, grants management.
- Experience with PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Application Engine, Component Interfaces, SQR, and Integration Broker.
- Experience supervising software development staff and project activities
- Experience with Oracle database tables and structures, views, functions and indexes
- Experience with SQL coding and working in either the PL/SQL or Oracle SQL Developer environments
- Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft PUM and the application patching process
- Ability to coordinate with business analyst to understand client business requirements and recommend solutions to complex business issues
- Experience with Quest Stat or comparable code migration, version control/change management software
- Solid understanding of PeopleSoft security
- Proven leadership and communication skills
INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860.702.3323 or Bonnie.Schlechtweg@ct.gov.