Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Climate and Infrastructure Coordinator

(Policy Development Coordinator)

Recruitment #220601-1581MP-001

Introduction

ABOUT US
The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) seeks to hire a Climate and Infrastructure Coordinator (Policy Development Coordinator) in the  Intergovernmental Policy and Planning Division (IGPP).  
 
YOUR ROLE
In this position you will lead the development and implementation of Connecticut’s climate and sustainability strategies for the Office of Policy and Management, particularly with respect to fiscal policy, state facilities, and other OPM roles and responsibilities.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position conveniently located in Hartford, CT.  

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!

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Selection Plan

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 ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

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. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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, applicants 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 opm.recruitment@ct.gov.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: opm.recruitment@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Policy and Management this class is accountable for the cost analysis and research used to develop state government policy for the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. It coordinates the review, analysis, development and implementation of policy and programs for state agencies, towns and municipalities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In this position the incumbent will perform the following duties: 

  • Lead the development and implementation of Connecticut’s climate and sustainability strategies for the Office of Policy and Management, particularly with respect to fiscal policy, state facilities, and other OPM roles and responsibilities;
  • Support deployment of federal funds related to climate, energy, resiliency, and related infrastructure deployment; 
  • Analyze climate and energy-related research findings to inform the Secretary and OPM staff, including with respect to legislative and stakeholder engagement; 
  • Develop methodologies and analytical tools to support incorporation of climate and sustainability objectives in budgeting, capital investment, asset management, risk disclosure, and state and intergovernmental planning processes OPM oversees;
  • Review and analyze fiscal and program implications of established and proposed  policy initiatives, including developing decision-making tools for incorporating climate and sustainability objectives in state fiscal policy;
  • Advise on development and implementation of decision-making tools;
  • Draft and review legislative proposals to implement policy and/or program initiatives;
  • Develop strategic plans to implement state policy and/or program initiatives related to climate adaptation, resilience and sustainability;
  • Work with Executive Branch agencies and local governments on climate, resiliency, and energy policies and programs;
  • Facilitate inter-agency collaboration on climate and sustainability issues, including incorporation of climate resilience and adaptation planning in state plans and operations; advising on state-supported investment in climate resilience projects;
  • Advise OPM asset management team on climate and sustainability policies with respect to assessing the vulnerability of state facilities and operations to climate change, and incorporating climate and sustainability measures into state-supported facilities and operations.
  • Advise the Secretary on emerging energy, sustainability, and climate issues; make recommendations regarding policy changes or administrative actions;
  • Review legislative, regulatory and/or administrative proposals to ensure compatibility with the State’s climate and sustainability policies and programs;
  • Represent the Secretary on various boards or commissions, including but not limited to the Governor’s Council on Climate Change, the EO 1 Greener Gov. Steering Committee, the Connecticut Green Bank Board, and the Connecticut Clean Energy Council;
  • May supervise other staff; and 
  • Perform other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration including policy development, coordination, cost benefit analysis and implementation; considerable knowledge of state, federal and municipal legislative processes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and evaluate policy and programs; ability to coordinate and implement policy development activities and prepare and present effective reports and presentations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience with major responsibility for the review, analysis, coordination and administration of policies and programs in a large governmental, public affairs or business organization.

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 or political science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have the following:
  • Leadership experience with the development and implementation of climate, energy, resiliency and sustainability policies and strategies.
  • Experience engaging and coordinating among high-level stakeholders across various levels of government, including but not limited to: local government, state executive branch agencies and legislative stakeholders resulting in accomplishment of strategic goals.
  • Experience with analyzing climate and energy-related research findings to inform statewide decision making. 
  • Experience with developing methodologies and analytical tools to support incorporation of climate and sustainability objectives in budgeting, capital investment, asset management, risk disclosure, and state and intergovernmental planning processes. 
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing fiscal and program implications of established and proposed climate policy initiatives, including developing decision-making tools for incorporating climate and sustainability objectives in state fiscal policy. 
  • Experience with synthesizing complex data and making policy recommendations to leadership on emerging energy, sustainability, and climate issues and actions. 
  • Experience communicating effectively in writing and verbally to diverse populations and skill levels.

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.