Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Durational Project Manager


Recruitment #220614-0415VR-001


Do you enjoy leading a team that can make an impact with health service programs in the State of CT? 
If so, we invite you to apply!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS serves about 1 million residents of all ages in all 169 Connecticut cities and towns. We support the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Durational Project Manager, in Central Office located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. This hybrid opportunity is full-time, 40 hours per week, with a Monday through Friday schedule. The first shift hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

This role will support the Covered-CT initiative and will report to the Central Office-Department of Health Services. Covered-CT represents a bold expansion of the healthcare safety net in Connecticut. This program helps to close the health insurance affordability gap by helping low-income residents who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid the ability to purchase zero-cost health insurance from Connecticut’s health insurance exchange. We are looking for a leader to help lead this marque project and help to make high quality healthcare universally affordable.

This position currently has an end date of June 2024, but may be extended as warranted. Benefits and leaves for this position will be subject to the Connecticut General Statutes.

Selection Plan

The Department of Social Services participates in the E-Verify system, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

To apply:
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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  • Coordinate launch of Covered CT program across multiple agencies (OPM, OHS, DSS, AHCT) and healthcare carriers as needed
  • Define and manage project plan, key milestones and barriers
  • Ensure timely completion of 1115 waiver application; liaison with CMS and consultant on waiver completion
  • Maintain compliance with 1115 waiver implementation plan requirements, per the CMS approval letter
  • Convene partner agencies on regular basis to ensure timely project implementation
  • Manage budget
  • Escalate problems and solutions quickly to Covered CT leadership
  • Establish Project Governance structure and facilitate communication between staff and governance
  • Prepare reports and presentations to stakeholders and legislative bodies


Preference will be given to candidates with  the following:
  • 2-4 years of experience with project management.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s and a Master's degree in business administration, public administration, or closely related field.
  • Experience with Medicaid and exchange programs and policy.
  • Experience with Medicaid and exchange systems and operations.
  • Experience in implementing complex healthcare initiatives in collaboration with multiple stakeholders.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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