Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fiscal Services Manager

Mental Health Services Manager (Office/On-Site)

Recruitment #220525-5641MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our hospital’s team. 

The DMHAS, Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH), seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Fiscal Services Manager (Mental Health Services Manager) located at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown, CT. It is a full-time, forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is first shift, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The position number is 117933. 

Whiting Forensic Hospital specializes in providing inpatient services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The hospital consists of 91 maximum security beds and 138 enhanced security beds. Services are provided to individuals who are admitted under the following categories: Psychiatric Security Review Board commitment, Criminal court order for restoration of competency to stand trial, Civil commitment (voluntary or involuntary) and Transfer from the Department of Correction (during period of incarceration or at end of sentence). Discharge options are dependent on legal status and the purpose of admission. 

Discover the opportunity to: 

  • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals; 
  • Provide support to hospital that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; 
  • Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success; 
  • Make a difference in the public sector; and 
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.   

We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We offer outstanding work-life balance and limitless opportunity!

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

Selection Plan

Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications, as listed on the job opening, will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.  

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

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

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

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. 

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. 

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at or (860) 785-9855.  


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for managing fiscal/administrative functions and activities of a mental health facility.


This position will be responsible for: 

  • Providing oversight to plant operations and fiscal services unit; 
  • Formulating program goals and objectives; 
  • Overseeing facility contracts; 
  • Maintaining contact with individuals both within and outside of the fiscal and administrative departments who might impact on department activities; 
  • Coordinating fiscal management functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis; 
  • Participating in strategic planning; 
  • Performing statistical analysis and reports; 
  • Performing bank reconciliation in QuickBooks; 
  • Processing purchase orders for PO or by purchasing using PCard;
  • Performing PCard reconciliation;
  • Processing patients medical bill for payment; 
  • Applying accounting practices and rules;
  • Utilizing Microsoft Excel; 
  • May be a member of standing committees; 
  • Attend facility meetings; and 
  • Performing related duties as required. 
Additional information can be found here


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of mental health facility administration; considerable knowledge of mental health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other relevant accreditation standards; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Eight (8) years of experience in business administration or health care administration involving responsibility for financial management or budget development.


Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional organization that provides mental health or intellectual and developmental disability services or general hospital administration.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 Health, Public Administration, Business Administration with a specialization in health services or hospital administration, or a Master of Social Work with a concentration in either administration or policy and planning may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.


Our preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. 
  • Experience working within a Healthcare environment providing Fiscal Services.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience working with QuickBooks.



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.