Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Director Of Program Monitoring And Fiscal Review

Recruitment #211112-1796MP-001


Are you looking to make a difference while advancing your career? If so, we want you to join us! We are seeking a results oriented leader to join us as Director of Program Monitoring & Fiscal Review.

About Us
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families' (DCF) mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter.

Your Role
This position leads all aspects of DCF's Revenue Enhancement Division (RED), a division comprised of three units and 17 employees. Led by the Director of Program Monitoring and Fiscal Review, RED is primarily responsible for ensuring continued medical benefits for children entering DCF care, through the six person Medical Assistance Unit, determining initial and on-going federal Title IV-E eligibility of all children entering DCF care, through the seven person Eligibility Unit, and preparing and processing DCF's quarterly Title IV-E claim to the federal government, through the three person Claiming Unit. RED is directly responsible for federal reimbursement of approximately 50% of the annual DCF budget. The Director of RED will participate heavily in DCF's current initiative of implementation of the federal Families First legislation and will be looked at to lead the Department's migration from a child welfare-based claiming structure to a prevention-based claiming structure in the coming year.

This position will primarily report to Central Office, at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with anticipated periodic statewide travel. We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have strong organizational skills;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Possess extensive supervisory and strategic planning skills;
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of the DCF revenue structure and extensive ability to interpret federal legislation and impact on state claiming abilities; and
  • Have demonstrated success in change initiatives and fiscal responsibility.
Why Our State
We are passionate about helping advance Connecticut into the future. Every single day is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of Connecticut citizens. Our employees:
  • Serve the public through meaningful work.
  • Seek limitless opportunities to grow.
  • Enjoy a work/life balance.
  • Are interested in diversity and fresh perspectives.
There are so many things to love about living, working, and playing in our state including these Key Facts and Figures:
  • #3 in the U.S. for employees with advanced degrees
  • #4 in private R&D investments
  • #5 in the country for quality of K-12 education
  • #5 for quality of life in the U.S.
  • 2,000 miles of hiking/bike paths
  • 332 miles of scenic coastline
  • 20 world-class art museums
  • Five Tony-Award winning regional theatres, and more!

Selection Plan

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Elizabeth Weston at

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

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. 

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, transcripts, diplomas, 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. 

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. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  


In a state agency, this class is accountable for directing program compliance evaluation and fiscal review for all grants and contracts administered by the agency.


Directs the staff and operations of the section; responsible for the program evaluation and fiscal review of grants and contracts administered by the department; coordinates, plans and manages section activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the section who might impact on program activities; directs the compliance and fiscal auditing of ongoing grants and contracts as well as the review of new grants and contracts; directs evaluation of grant programs to review effectiveness and determine whether subsequent funding is appropriate; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of grant and contract administration including program and fiscal evaluation; knowledge of public health programs; knowledge of social service programs; knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze complex financial records, documents and reports for evidence of financial fraud.


Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of public administration and fiscal administration.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over professional staff. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work and establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.

Note: For State Employees, this will be interpreted at the or above the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Masters' degree in business administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience working in a social and human services agency.
  • Experience with developing and contributing to agency strategic plans.
  • Experience working with federal regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Health & Human Services and U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services.
  • Experience with interpretation and application of federal and state regulations relative to federal reimbursement.
  • Experience with interpretation of law and legal proceedings and application of such in the fiscal environment.
  • Experience with development and management of federal Cost Allocation Plans.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.