The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is accepting applications for Fiscal Administrative Supervisor to join our Fiscal Services Unit within the Bureau of Fiscal Services, located at the State of Connecticut office building at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.
This is full-time, 40-hour opportunity with a Monday through Friday schedule. The first shift operating hours are flexible and has the opportunity to telecommute.
About us: The Fiscal Services Unit is responsible for the procurement and contracting of various goods and services; processing payments; coordinate travel authorizations and travel reimbursements; tuition reimbursements; budget transfers to facilitate purchasing and payable transactions. With the influx of pandemic COVID funding, the CSDE currently administers approximately $5 billion which directly supports CSDE’s mission to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students.
This Role is substantially involved with the procurement, contracting, accounts payable, and asset management of the CSDE. Responsibilities of this role include the following:
- Leading a team of ten staff dedicated to the various fiscal functions.
- Working closely with management and other various programmatic divisions within the CSDE.
- Leading all aspects of the daily operation of the procurement and accounts payable sections. This includes reviewing, authorizing, approving purchase orders, e-pros, and change orders.
- Developing, bidding, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts.
- Overseeing travel, and tuition reimbursements.
We are seeking a highly skilled individual that possesses supervisory experience, excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and can perform independently as well as in a team environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will be client focused, collaborative, solution-driven and able to manage multiple competing priorities.
We offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to, including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
We hope you take this opportunity to further your career!
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.
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
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.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, 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.
Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Connect With Us:
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 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.
The successful candidate will possess:
- Experience managing a business office supervising professional and paraprofessional staff
- Experience with CORE-CT Financial modules, including Purchasing and e-Procurement
- Experience creating, editing and running CORE-CT Financial Reports in EPM or STARS (State Analytical Reporting System) modules
- Experience with the State's procurement regulations and policies
- Experience with Statewide Contracting, including Personal Service Agreements
- Experience with auditing and compliance
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.