In this position you will be
responsible for the following:
Supporting the OPM Secretary
and leadership of the Budget Division in administering federal funds, including
American Rescue Plan Act funding;
Identifying and advancing
creative, cost-effective, evidence-based solutions to public policy problems
and providing rigorous quantitative and qualitative analyses of the major
issues facing our state and communicating results and recommendations to
in estimating, tracking, reporting, and presenting federal funds received by
the state, particularly as they relate to action the federal government has
taken over the past year to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPM budget analysts are expected
and trained to become leading experts on the issues and departments within
their section’s portfolios. The positions will also directly support their
assigned section director with special projects, requests for analysis, team
coordination, and other specific needs as necessary.
This is a full-time, 40 hour
per week position, conveniently located in Hartford, Connecticut. This position is
established through 2026, and may be extended as warranted.
We offer a
competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous
leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.
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to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications
as listed on the job opening by the close date on the job opening. You must
specify your qualifications on your application. Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once
you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
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. 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: writing samples, performance
reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the
discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to
apply for this position.
posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) after the posting's closing date. You
can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's
closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status
Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs
must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check
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applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged
to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their
status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13D (2a) and 13F (3a).
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this
recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this
recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency incumbents in this class participate in a formal development program designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to qualify for appointment to a designated managerial or professional confidential class assigned to the MP Pay Plan.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
This position performs a full range of financial analysis for the largest and most
complex state agencies or programs. Major duties include:
Work with state agencies,
private entities, and stakeholders to develop plans for the use of 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;
Oversee and provide direct
administration of the sub-grants;
Track and review performance
metrics regarding administered grants;
Prepare and submit required
reports to the U.S. Treasury Department; including
Report: Provide initial overview of status and uses of funding.
This is a one-time report.
and Expenditure Report: Report on projects funded, expenditures,
and contracts and subawards over $50,000, and other information.
Plan Performance Report: The Recovery Plan Performance Report
(the “Recovery Plan”) will provide information on the projects that large
recipients are undertaking with program funding and how they plan to ensure
program outcomes are achieved in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner.
It will include key performance indicators identified by the recipient and some
mandatory indicators identified by Treasury. The Recovery Plan will be posted
on the website of the recipient as well as provided to Treasury.
close-out of sub-grantee awards;
the financial records of State agencies, businesses, municipalities, or other
entities receiving money distributed and monitored by the State;
or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
compliance of documents or procedures with laws, regulations and any state or
research to support the application for or the disbursement of grants including
needs analysis, literature review and regulations critique to identify problems
and determine priorities;
use of grant monies awarded to agency to ensure adherence to all terms and
technical assistance and acts as resource person to grantees;
program proposals and applications for conformance with regulations and state
and assesses ongoing programs for conformance to reporting requirements,
general budget and timetable guidelines and program effectiveness;
with and advises commissioners or executives in preparation and presentation of
reviews and makes recommendations on funding requests in terms of agency
functions, policy, programs and objectives;
and monitors agency spending and program accomplishments in accordance with
established policy and legislative intent;
and updates statewide financial plan, developing necessary adjustments and
modifications as required;
and analyzes appropriate benchmarks and best practices;
related duties, as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to understand and apply state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability to analyze and solve problems; considerable ability to effect and manage change; considerable ability to plan for and implement excellent customer service; considerable ability to learn a new knowledge base in functional area; considerable ability to learn and apply policy and procedure; managerial aptitude.
Candidates must be able to meet the experience and training requirements of the designated class at the completion of the development program.
The preferred candidate will have the following:
degree (e.g., Master's, PhD) in the field of public administration, public
policy, economics, business administration, finance or a related discipline;
experience in quantitative or statistical analysis;
Microsoft Excel and/or Access, including manipulating data sets and advanced
computational functions; and
Training or experience
in public budgeting.
1. Prior to appointment to this class there must be an approved managerial or professional confidential designated class identified to which the incumbent will be appointed upon successful completion of an approved development program. Incumbents in this class must meet the experience and training requirements of the identified designated class at the end of the development program. 2. The work schedule for this classification is full-time. Incumbents must work a full-time forty (40) hours per week schedule. 3. Incumbents in this class will be eligible for reclassification to the designated class without competitive examination upon successful completion of the development program and satisfactory service. The length of the development program should be designed around the requirements of the designated class and the prior experience of the incumbent but in no case should be less than one (1) year or exceed three (3) calendar years in accordance with C.G.S. 5-234. 4. All appointments to this class shall be under terms of an approved development program and in accordance with a time schedule approved by the Department of Administrative Services. 5. No additional working test period shall be required upon successful completion of the development program.
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.