Director of Telecommunications and Broadband

Recruitment #210922-1753MP-001


Do you enjoy building coalitions and leveraging resources to make a positive change? 
If so, we encourage you to explore this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking to hire an Office Director to launch a Telecommunications and Broadband Office that will implement Governor Lamont's vision for equitable broadband deployment in Connecticut, within DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP). This position is located at 10 Franklin Square in New Britain, CT. 

About Us: 

BETP manages local, state, and regional energy and broadband policy and programs for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with the goal of establishing an equitable, clean, economical and reliable energy and technology future. 

BETP is responsible for overseeing the Conservation and Load Management Plan, the Weatherization Assistance Program, the state's Lead by Example initiative, the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies and initiatives, the procurement of renewable and clean energy resources, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the microgrid and resilience program, the development of energy and thermal decarbonization policies and initiatives for the state through the Integrated Resources Plan and Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and the provision of equitable access to broadband, among other responsibilities. 

Position Highlights: 

This is a new position that will report to BETP's Bureau Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Technology Policy. As the Director of Telecom and Broadband, you will:
  • Develop broadband policy in collaboration with the Office of Policy and Management and other state agencies and entities.
  • Develop and implement programs to leverage federal funding and other funding sources for equitable broadband deployment and access. 
  • Provide technical support to the legal team in appearances in proceedings before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in matters related to telecommunications, broadband, and infrastructure shared with other utilities, and in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Coordinate with other states' broadband offices. 
  • Coordinate with DEEP's energy and environment teams to deploy broadband in conjunction with other programs. 
In this position, you will develop a diverse and dynamic team to leverage existing programs and incentives while identifying barriers and implementing solutions to those barriers. Strong work planning, project management, and personnel management skills are key to success. BETP is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace representing the people it serves, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. 

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., a flexible schedule is possible with some telework, but must be available to be in the office or attend meetings or events on short notice. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance!
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Selection Plan

The DEEP Office Director (Program) job classification covers a number of programmatic functions. This specific position is focused on directing the Broadband and Telecommunications program. Specific Knowledge, Skills and Ability, experience and education preferred for this position are noted in the sections below. For more information on this job classification, please click here

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 

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

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). 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 your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although 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 process. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at 


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for the direction of the staff and programs of an office.


Responsible for management of a major program office; interprets and administers pertinent laws; meets with outside agencies to advise on departmental policies and procedures; serves as liaison with other agencies, municipal, state and federal governments; evaluates operations and projects assigned to office; makes recommendations for improvements; provides technical direction to unit staff; provides information to community; represents department at meetings; responds to inquires relating to assigned programs; may advise senior level staff on status of permits, process management, projects, legislation and policy and regulations pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility; directs staff and operations of office; determines priorities and coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates office goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same; reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs assessing options and developing recommendations for improvement; conducts performance evaluations; prepares reports and correspondence; recommends policy; drafts policy statements and regulations; prepares or assists in development of office budget; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant environmental, energy, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband, telecommunications, conservation, and/or environmental justice or equity programs, laws and regulations; considerable knowledge of environmental protection and energy principles, practices and issues; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; ability to initiate and direct programs; analytical, negotiating and organizational skills.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in the energy, environmental, broadband, and/or telecommunications field.


  1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline in energy, environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband, telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation, public policy or administration, economics, or related field 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 scientific or technical discipline in the energy or environmental, climate mitigation or adaptation, public utility, broadband, telecommunications, and/or environmental justice or equity fields including but not limited to engineering, biological, physical, earth or environmental sciences, natural resources management, renewable energy, energy conservation, public policy or administration, economics, or related field, or a Juris Doctor degree, may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience with complex project management; 
  • Experience multi-tasking and effectively prioritizing to achieve leadership's goals; 
  • Experience applying collaborative and conflict management skills to lead cross-functional teams; 
  • Experience developing, motivating, and mentoring junior team members; 
  • Experience fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace; 
  • Experience in telecommunications and broadband. 



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