Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Community Development Assistant Administrator


Recruitment #220919-7059MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Office of Financial Review and Compliance has an opportunity for a Community Development Assistant Administrator for a qualified individual with a commitment to excellence who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

This full-time, 40 hour per week, position is located at 450 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. The schedule is Monday through Friday on first shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, however, must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

Who We Are: DECD is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive economic position and provides financial, and technical assistance to municipalities, businesses, community development, tourism, culture, and arts organizations. DECD also provides administrative support services to the Department of Housing.

The Role: The successful candidate will lead and directly perform a range of complex functions within the Department's Office of Financial Review and Compliance and is responsible for acting as a working supervisor over a variety of programmatic, fiscal and administrative functions.

Some Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise Commissioners on program design to maximize target outcomes and measurability
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with program goals and objectives of program offices
  • Manage contract compliance and reports
  • Serve as liaison to internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee internal and external audit functions
We offer the same competitive benefits you area 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!

Selection Plan

To apply:
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.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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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

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 and reference the recruitment number.


In the Department of Economic and Community Development this class is accountable for supporting the administration of the programs, customer service and operations of a division.


In the Office of Film and Digital Media and Incentive Programs: attract companies from targeted industry sectors to business opportunities in Connecticut; manage the marketing and media incentives; promote and enhance Connecticut’s film, television and digital-media assets; oversee the Film and Digital Media Production Tax Credit Program.


Assists in directing staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops and evaluates related policy and procedures; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with customers both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities to develop working relationships and protocols that support customer services and project management; provides support internally and through management of key customer relationships; assists in determining appropriate staffing levels and may manage selected projects; assists in implementing performance review standards for division staff; conducts quality improvement activities through customer contact and independent project reviews; utilizes customer relationships to develop new programs and initiatives supporting agency goals; prepares comprehensive reports and presentations on division or agency activities; may represent Commissioner on various boards and commissions; may supervise and/or lead quality improvement teams and other agency committees; may participate in legislative hearings relating to department; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of planning economic and community development at federal, state and local level; considerable knowledge of industry, practices, markets and locational issues; knowledge of real estate development and finance principles; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable negotiation skills; considerable ability to analyze and solve problems; considerable ability to implement a customer service program; ability to analyze plans and proposals.


Ten (10) years of professional experience in housing, economics, residential and/or commercial finance, business development, industrial development or community development.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Community Development Specialist.


  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 planning, economics, housing, urban development, finance, business and/or public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • A Master's degree in accounting public administration or a related field
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel spreadsheets including creating spreadsheets with formulas, links and pivot tables.
  • Experience applying state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
  • Experience interpreting DECD agreements to ensure compliance with that agreement, including but not limited to loan agreements and other financial contracts.
  • Experience preparing and analyzing financial data, statistical reports and budgets.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.