CT-KIND Project Director

Hybrid Durational Project Manager

Recruitment #230217-0415VR-001


Do you have experience managing, leading or advising people? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your critical thinking and decision-making skills? Check out this position where you can receive personal fulfillment while making a difference.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a highly motivated Durational Project Manager (CT-KIND Project Director) who will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Department's Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). 

Scope of Services:
  • The purpose of the Project Director is to provide clear guidance, leadership and support on the technical solution to the CT-KIND Project Staff and Stakeholders and to serve as a central hub between DCF Leadership, DAS/BITS, and vendors. The CT-KIND Project would benefit from a Project Director with technical expertise on large, enterprise projects using agile development.  
  • The CT-KIND Project Director will be responsible for the oversight of the technical solution inclusive of technical/project documentation and State and Federal compliance and will work collaboratively with the Business/Program staff and the newly appointed Customer Success Manager.  The Project Director will lead the established CT-KIND Project Management Office (PMO) and direct their activities.   
We are passionate about helping advance Connecticut into the future. Every single day is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of Connecticut citizens. Our employees:
  • Serve the public through meaningful work
  • Seek limitless opportunities to grow
  • Enjoy a work/life balance
  • Are interested in diversity and fresh perspectives
Position Highlights:
  • Hybrid Position
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Monday - Friday
  • The hybrid schedule will be subject to negotiations upon hire

Selection Plan

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • 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. 
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
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  • Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Liz Weston at
  • 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


In a state agency this class is accountable for making or conducting a special inquiry, investigation, examination or installation pursuant to Section 5-198(n) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


In this role, you will be responsible for:
  • Project decision-making and issue escalation to the project executive or designee
  • Responsibility for ensuring proper development and maintenance of integrated project schedules, and risk and issue logs
  • Work collaboratively with the Customer Success Manager to ensure appropriate and timely feedback and reports on the status of the project are provided to BITS
  • Ensure vendors are abiding by a defined integrated schedule and notify the State immediately of deviations that comprise the CCWIS implementation
  • Provide a complete and thorough review of project deliverables and ensure review and approval milestones are met
  • Closely monitor and manage contract terms and language to ensure vendors, including the PMO vendor, deliver accordingly
  • Support the collection, management, and dissemination of high-quality status reports
  • Work closely with the IT Department (DAS-BITS), and provide leadership in ensuring the appropriate documentation of requirements and the necessary IT resource planning and allocation
  • Oversight of system development or procurement of selected platforms and modules, and provision of recommendations for improvements
  • Oversight and assistance in developing a more comprehensive and attainable roadmap for the duration of the project
  • Continual assessment and remediation of identified risks, gaps, dependencies, and impediments
  • Oversight of State and Federal technical regulations and compliance
  • Assistance in identifying and prioritizing data exchanges/interfaces
  • Collaboration with the Business/Program staff for the development of training and to assess customer satisfaction/feedback
  • Assistance in setting project goals for high-level performance and quality to deliver exceptional business value to the end users across multiple DCF divisions
  • Has accountability for performance, development, and coaching of staff


  • Experience partnering and collaborating with federal, state and local partners
  • Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, management information systems or a closely related field from an accredited university
  • Experience in a leadership position involving managing, designing and implementing large technical projects
  • Experience with technology requirements and software for human service systems such as modular system integration, interoperability and data exchanges/interfaces, and Software as a Services (SaaS) solutions
  • Experience with Child Welfare and Child Welfare systems (SACWIS, CCWIS)
  • Experience and knowledge of industry best practices and standards (e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), Social Security Administration (SSA), etc.)
  • Experience managing large project teams in areas such as: timelines, budgets, resources, deliverables, project scopes, risks, procurement and leading project meetings
  • Experience with MS Project, SharePoint, Rally, and other project management tools/software 



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.