Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor

Hybrid

Recruitment #220516-0083AR-001

Introduction


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.

The State of Connecticut, DCF is recruiting for an Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor position in its Child Welfare Accounting.  The position is assigned to the Central Office, located at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.  This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, with flexible hours.

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state 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.
  • 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 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. 
  • 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.
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • 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.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

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

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.giangarra@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 fiscal and administrative functions, with major emphasis on fiscal administration or payroll oversight.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises maintenance of accounts; supervises preparation of financial statements and reports and budget requests in financial planning and oversight of payroll; reviews and authorizes expenditures; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans work; establishes and maintains procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; oversees planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; assists in analyzing impact of proposed regulations and legislation on agency fiscal/administrative programs and functions; supervises grant and contract administration, including fiscal record keeping and reporting and preparation of new contracts and grant applications; supervises requisitioning, stores and inventory control; supervises purchasing functions; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions, may supervise support services such as stores, inventory, facilities/equipment maintenance, mailroom, food services, facilities/equipment security; may supervise payroll preparation; performs related duties as required.

In the Department of Transportation: Performs specialized duties in a particular area of commodities or services; responsible for open-market and scheduled term buying for a specialized group of items; researches and analyzes data on market, price trends and supply for a specialized group of items; reviews specifications for suitability, completeness and consistency; prepares or edits specifications; oversees preparation of bid proposals; reviews competitive bids and recommends contract awards; prepares contracts; obtains new sources of supply; inspects or arranges tests on samples and delivered materials for conformance with specifications; studies new materials which may be used to state advantage as substitutes for materials in use; under supervision coordinates bids and contracts for legislatively mandated set-aside programs for a specialized group of items in order to comply with state law and designated bureau goals for such programs; performs "make-buy" studies; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; prepares reports and correspondence; 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, governmental accounting, and payroll; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of grants and contracts preparation and administration; knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures; knowledge of types, characteristics and sources of supply and market factors of assigned commodities; knowledge of business law as it applies to purchasing contracts and sales; knowledge of payroll practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting, budgeting, or payroll function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level of Fiscal/Administrative Officer, Accountant, or Payroll Officer 2.
Note: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is the professional training level and below the professional working level.

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.

3. For State Employees experience as a Purchasing Services Officer 1 or 2 substitutes for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Supervisory experience; 
  • Experience with state statutes, regulations and policies;
  • Experience with cash management and reconciliation of cash ledgers;
  • Experience with Petty Cash processing and reconciliation;
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and Word but not limited to creating reports, pivot tables, data sorting, and other related functions;
  • Experience in written and oral communication with customer base at all levels of the organization.

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.