Are you ready for the next step in your career? Interested in joining the outstanding team at the Connecticut Department of Public Health and making a difference in our State? We encourage you to apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Program Monitoring and Fiscal Review to work with our Operational Support Services (OSS) team. This role will oversee the Grants and Contracts unit with the Agency. Our offices are centrally located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, first shift, forty (40) hour per week, hybrid position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday.
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Report directly to the Chief Operating Officer
- Be strategic minded, well organized, independent and be an effective communicator
- Ensure the grants and contracts align with the strategic direction of the agency
- Control, maintain, and strategically administer both grants and contract and provide the necessary data to executive team to drive decision making
The Operational & Support Services Branch assures that department-wide administrative activities are coordinated and accomplished in an effective and efficient manner and that public health services are provided at the local level. The Branch supports the planning and response to public health emergencies. The OSS is currently comprised of Fiscal Services, Grants and Contracts, Information Technology, Human Resources and Labor Relations. Currently the Department is processing over 350 contracts with a value of $525 million and approximately 150 grants valued over $1.1 billion.
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.
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!
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
- Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for directing program compliance evaluation and fiscal review for all grants and contracts administered by the agency.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of the section; responsible for the program evaluation and fiscal review of grants and contracts administered by the department; coordinates, plans and manages section activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the section who might impact on program activities; directs the compliance and fiscal auditing of ongoing grants and contracts as well as the review of new grants and contracts; directs evaluation of grant programs to review effectiveness and determine whether subsequent funding is appropriate; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of grant and contract administration including program and fiscal evaluation; knowledge of public health programs; knowledge of social service programs; knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze complex financial records, documents and reports for evidence of financial fraud.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of public administration and fiscal administration.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over professional staff. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work and establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
Note: For State Employees, this will be interpreted at the or above the level of Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.
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 Masters' degree in business administration, public administration or public health may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience working in a human service contracting including program and/or fiscal evaluation
- Experience with drafting and executing contract scopes of service
- Experience with grant preparation and administration including program monitoring and evaluation
- Experience handling projects and a high workload while supervising staff
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.