Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Education Bureau Chief

Recruitment #220328-3181MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), is now accepting applications for an exciting Education Bureau Chief opportunity located in Hartford, CT. This position will be responsible for management of various programs, and for ensuring compliance with all governing federal and state laws and regulations. 

Responsibilities of this Education Bureau Chief position will include interpreting state and federal regulations, developing and implementing program specific strategic plans, establishing required workflows and procedures and developing reporting methodologies that enable analysis of service delivery from a results-based accountability perspective. This position will also have direct supervisory responsibility for various program staff.  Our ideal candidate will have excellent decision-making ability, be able to address labor relation issues at all levels and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

The Mission of the Department of Aging and Disability Services is to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults;
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

Are you interested in joining our team as an Education Bureau Chief? We encourage you to apply today! This is a permanent, 40-hour per week, full-time position, based in Hartford. Partial telework may be an option for this position.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 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.  

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. 

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:  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.

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

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

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. 

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

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at


In the Departments of Aging and Disability Services and Education, this class is accountable for directing the operation of an education services bureau.


Directs Education programs and staff activities and manages all related functions; develops comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and agency mission; participates and makes recommendations in review and formulation of agency policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of educational programs in area of specialty; provides consultant services for these programs and services; interprets and administers pertinent laws within assigned bureau; controls fiscal operations within bureau by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; evaluates and assesses staff performance; responds to inquiries from the public, Governor’s office, and federal, state and local educators concerning education initiatives and programs; maintains statewide responsibility for all bureau programs and activities and represents agency and state in related activities as required; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs within area of specialty; considerable knowledge of the principles of professional management; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.


An earned advanced degree and ten (10) years of experience in the field of Education or in a related areas.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at the full advanced working level in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service.

Note: For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Education Consultant.


1. A 092 certificate (Intermediate Administrator), or 093 certificate (Superintendent), or Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, or an Ed.D. (Doctorate in Educational Leadership) may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
2. An advanced degree and three (3) years of managerial experience in the oversight of the development or administration of an educational bureau, system, operation, school or service may substitute for the General Experience and the Special Experience.


  • Experience overseeing State or Federal grant programs in the areas of Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living and services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Experience in Labor Management
  • Experience with budgeting and fiscal management of programs
  • Experience evaluating data from state or federal programs
  • Experience managing and supervising staff


May be required to possess an appropriate certificate issued by the State Board of Education.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.