Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Manager 1

Recruitment #220505-0914AR-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Office of Financial Review and Compliance has an opportunity for a Fiscal Administrative Manager 1 with a commitment to excellence who thrives in a fast-paced environment. This position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. It is full time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, however, must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

WHO WE ARE:
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive economic position and provides financial, and technical assistance to municipalities, businesses, community development, tourism, culture, and arts organizations. DECD also provides administrative support services to the Department of Housing.

THE ROLE:
As Fiscal Administrative Manager, the candidate will lead and directly perform a range of complex functions within the Department's Office of Financial Review and Compliance and is responsible for acting as a working supervisor over a variety of fiscal and administrative functions.

SOME KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with program goals and objectives with program offices.
  • Manage audits and contract compliance and reports.
  • Serve as liaison to our internal/external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate internal audit workgroup and function insuring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Important Information After You Apply:

  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact jennifer.neumann@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of complex, professional fiscal and administrative functions with a major emphasis on fiscal administration.

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; interprets and administers pertinent laws; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; coordinates fiscal functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis; assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses; prepares programmatic fiscal/administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation; supervises and coordinates a variety of administrative functions such as grant administration, payroll, purchasing and contract administration; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions may supervise support services; in a facility, in addition to the above, may insure conformance with related standards of TJC, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies; performs related duties as required.

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF FINANCE:

Formulates policies and procedures related to state agency procurement and programmatic and fiscal management of health and human services purchase of service contracts and personal service agreements; designs, develops and implements statewide standards, goals and objectives for contracting, rate setting, payment, accounting, budgeting, auditing and other fiscal and administrative procedures to assure fiscal accountability for contracting; provides direction, interpretation and guidance to state agency fiscal/administrative staff involved with contracting; reviews with state contracting agencies the budgetary impact of any privatization contract and need for any budget adjustments; works with state agency contracting staff to implement requirements of the State Contracting Standards Board; researches, interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting; knowledge of principles and procedures of payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to analyze budgetary and related problems; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been supervising professional level staff.
Note: For state employees this is the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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 Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master’s degree in accounting or public administration or a related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel spreadsheets including creating spreadsheets with formulas and links and pivot tables.
  • Experience applying state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
  • Experience in interpreting DECD agreements to ensure compliance with that agreement, including but not limited to loan agreements and other financial contracts.
  • Experience preparing and analyzing financial data, statistical reports and budgets.

Conclusion

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.







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