Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Field Representative

Hybrid

Recruitment #220706-7202SH-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), State Unit on Aging (SUA), is presently recruiting for two Field Representative positions. These Field Representative positions will be responsible for developing and overseeing programs to serve adults age 60 and older including administrative, fiscal and technical support activities provided to Aging Network providers, including senior centers, for services provided through Federal and State funds. Duties also include grant writing, program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, data collection, data and narrative reporting and community presentations.

Our ideal candidates are self-starting individuals who are able to work both independently and in a team oriented environment. In addition, the candidates will demonstrate logical judgment, be detail oriented, and will have the ability to think globally.

Are you interested in joining our team as a Field Representative? We encourage you to apply today! These positions are conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this role is typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week.

Please Note: This position will require both in state and out of state travel.

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!

Selection Plan

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 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.  

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. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. 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.

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 Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

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. 

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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Aging and Disability Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in providing technical assistance to area agencies, groups and organizations concerned with services for the elderly, developing, administering and overseeing applicable contracts and monitoring, evaluating and overseeing programs for compliance with federal and state regulations, policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Develops and processes contracts regarding services/programs for the elderly; coordinates efforts in program areas by attending meetings of appropriate state, regional and local organizations, and performing other liaison functions; conducts field reviews and monitors operation and management of programs to insure compliance with terms of contract and being carried out in a timely and efficient manner and in accordance with schedules, plans, stated goals and objectives; identifies program problems through monitoring activities; recommends revisions, develops alternatives to correct deficiencies and provides follow up on corrective action; evaluates programs to determine their effectiveness in reaching target population and compliance with terms of contract and federal and state regulations; provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations involved with planning or providing social services such as housing, physical and mental health, recreation, employment, pre-retirement planning, transportation, nutrition and outreach to the elderly; provides technical assistance to area agencies on aging and other contractors in program planning, design, operations and management; prepares statistical and narrative reports and analyses; meets with officials and groups to explain and interpret programs; may develop and coordinate special statewide projects for the elderly; may provide services to the elderly or their representatives who contact the agency directly; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of contracting process and language format; knowledge of budgetary process; knowledge of resources and services available for the elderly; knowledge of social and economic problems and research related to the elderly; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; skill in planning, organizing and negotiation; ability to review, analyze and evaluate management and operation of programs; ability to interpret complex written material including regulations and statutes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in the planning and development of social, human or community services programs or in the monitoring and evaluation of these programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College education 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 planning, public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with grant writing, program development and implementation in the field of Aging
  • Experience with caregiver program implementation or working with senior centers
  • Experience collecting and reporting data for program evaluation
  • Experience writing reports
  • Experience conducting presentations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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.