Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (Hybrid)

Target Class: Financial Examiner

Recruitment #220916-2292AR-001


Connecticut Department of Banking

The Connecticut Department of Banking is recruiting for two Connecticut Career Trainees (CCT) with a target class of Financial Examiner.  These are full-time (40 hours per week Monday-Friday) opportunities located at 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT with hybrid telework options available. The selected candidates may be required to travel.

The Connecticut Department of Banking (Department) is the primary state regulator for state-chartered banks and credit unions, securities, and consumer credit.  Its mission is to protect users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by ensuring regulated entities and individuals adhere to state banking, consumer credit and securities laws. The Department accomplishes this through regular, thorough, and cost-effective examinations of the entities it supervises.  

The Department also engages the public and other stakeholders through a variety of media platforms, educational outreach initiatives, and press communications. The following is a list of some (but not limited to) example duties the successful candidates may be required to perform:

  • Conduct or assist in inquiries, investigations, and/or examinations of domestic and international banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, investment advisers, mortgage companies, consumer lenders and other financial entities. 
  • Investigate consumer complaints regarding the conduct and delivery of services by regulated entities. 
  • Review, analyze, and assess financial and operational documentation, including bank and financial statements and reports, loan files, investments, management policies, consumer. complaints, risk management programs, advertising, licensing information and other records.  
  • Investigate, research, and document apparent violations of applicable laws and contraventions of policy.  
  • Interact and communicate with both industry as well as internally to review issues and findings. 
  • Provide guidance to consumers and to the public regarding industry regulation and practices.  
  • Process initial and renewal applications utilizing CRD/IARD/NMLS.
  • Collect and analyze information relating to application review process including financial and operational documentation.
  • Review criminal and bankruptcy files.
  • Explain laws and agency regulations to applicants.
  • Respond to inquiries from consumers around entities regulated by the department.
  • Learn and utilize the elicense system.
  • Review, update and write policy and procedures for the Division.
What We Offer: These opportunities are centrally located in Hartford, CT alongside the Connecticut River with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants. 

As a State employee you will also enjoy: 
  • Flexible work hours and telecommute arrangements.
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your health and wellness.
  • The ability to begin planning for your future with excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and twelve holidays.
  • Interested in learning more, check out our benefits page
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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • 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
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 daily 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 daily 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. 
  • 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.
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 have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


  • A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or Computer Science.
  • Academic or professional experience in analyzing business financial documents. 
  • Academic or professional experience communicating to stakeholders.
  • Internship or work experience in a financial function including accounting, budgeting, reconciling, or reporting.
  • Experience collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data sets for the purpose of composing reports. 
  • Experience creating financial reports using Microsoft Excel.



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.