Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Manager of Regulatory Compliance - Legislative

Hybrid Schedule

Recruitment #220725-6363MP-001


The State of Connecticut, the Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Manager of Regulatory Compliance for Legislative Affairs. This role is accountable for performing the lead role for legislative affairs for the agency. This position will also be responsible for the full range of legislative functions, including point of contact for legislators and their staff, Office of the Governor, and the Office of Policy and Management.

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

DSS Central Office, 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

*The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • 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
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • 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.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

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

Connect With Us:

  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at and reference the recruitment number.


In the Departments of Social Services and Developmental Services, this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing a major program.


Manages staff and operations of a program; coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assist in development of related policy; evaluates staff; analyzes federal and state statues, programming documents and regulations to insure appropriate policies and procedures; determines priorities and develops necessary plans to meet program objectives; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding regulatory policies and procedures; reviews statutes and regulations; prepares reports and correspondence; serve on committees and task forces where input from field public, constituents and other related officials is sought; agency point of contact for all legislative and regulatory activities; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and methods of  social services programs and administration; knowledge of methods and procedures of regulatory and legislative research and processes;  knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret and recommend administrative regulations; ability to analyze problems and recommend appropriate action; ability to analyze and interpret statistical reporting data; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience in a social service agency providing planning and development of legislative and/or regulatory programs.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been a supervisory or consultative capacity with programmatic and administrative responsibilities.


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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Competence and experience in governmental affairs.
  • Experience multi-tasking and handling multiple deadlines.
  • Experience researching and learning in-depth levels of complex programs and services.
  • Experience with communicating effectively to a wide variety of professionals and stakeholders. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced work environment requiring action and reaction to developing situations. 
  • Experience utilizing Share Point and Microsoft Tools including project management tools to document and communicate project efforts, timelines and deliverables.  
  • Experience analyzing statutes, regulations and laws. 
  • Experience working in an executive office environment.



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.