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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.
We have an opening for a Fiscal Administrative Manager 1 for our Central Office in Hartford, CT. This opportunity is full-time on first shift with a hybrid (remote/in-office) schedule.
This role leads all aspects of DCF's Revenue Enhancement Division (RED), a division comprised of three (3) units and seventeen (17) employees. The RED is primarily responsible for ensuring continued medical benefits for children entering DCF care, through the six (6) person Medical Assistance Unit, determining initial and on-going federal Title IV-E eligibility of all children entering DCF care, through the seven (7) person Eligibility Unit, and preparing and processing DCF's quarterly Title IV-E claim to the federal government, through the three (3) person Claiming Unit. RED is directly responsible for federal reimbursement of approximately 50% of the annual DCF budget. The Fiscal Manager of RED will participate heavily in assisting the Fiscal Division's Assistant Chief with implementation of federal Families First legislation and will be looked at to co-lead the Department's migration from a child welfare-based claiming structure to a prevention-based claiming structure in the coming year.
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
- Have demonstrated success in change initiatives and fiscal responsibility
We hope you take this opportunity to further serve your state and make an impact!
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee 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.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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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.
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.
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
- Working in a social and human services agency
- Working with federal regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Health & Human Services and U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
- Interpreting and applying federal and state regulations relative to federal reimbursement
- With development and management of federal Cost Allocation Plans
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.