Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #230327-1609EG-001


Are you a self-reliant, organized individual with experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities looking to make an impactful contribution to society?
If so, we invite you to take this opportunity to join our team as a Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist!

State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), employees participate in a competitivbenefits plan that includes: 
  • A chance to work for a Forbes top company:Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Outstanding work-life balance
In this role, we would entrust you to supervise private agencies to ensure they are helping fulfill our goals and provide the utmost care to individuals. Additionally, we would have you:
  • Review the fiscal and operational practices of contracted private agencies
  • Ensure individuals are receiving the proper resources 
  • Conduct on-site visits to assure private agencies are in compliance with Department standards
  • Perform other duties as needed
Position Highlights:
  • Based out of our East Hartford office
  • Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm schedule  
About the State of Connecticut: 
Living in Connecticut allows you to live with mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. The state has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our school systems offer an outstanding education, and our communities are among the safest in the country. Connecticut experiences all four seasons and gives you the option to choose living in sophisticated country-life or living in the center of a lively city. 

We encourage you to come see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DDS team! 

Selection Plan

Application Process:

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

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.

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

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for reviewing fiscal and operational practices of contracted private agencies to ensure they adhere to fiscal obligations and that quality services are provided to consumers in accordance with Agency standards.


Monitors services provided to ensure that private agencies satisfy the terms of the contract and adjusts contracts by adding or deleting services; updates the electronic data systems to reflect contractual changes; seeks approval for client service changes through the Planning and Resource Allocation Team (PRAT) or Utilization Resource Review (URR); negotiates with private provider on service funding in accordance with Agency cost standards, Comprehensive, Individual and Family Supports (IFS) and Day Medicaid Waivers; monitors the provider's billing to Agency and ensures errors are rectified; ensures providers are funded for services; provides assistance to Agency Case Managers in the development of individual budgets; tracks and maintains consumer's biographical history in the data system; reviews one time requests for accuracy and to ensure the service is justified and submits the request to PRAT for approval; creates a contract authorization to authorize the one time request for service; reviews and analyzes contractor private agency operational plans which reflect actual and projected spending for services to clients; research all financial transactions and documents and develops the Annual Fiscal Report for each agency and facilitates the Annual Review; reviews Quality Service Reviews (QRS) from agency staff and submits a request to the private agency for a Plan of Correction; meets with the private agencies to address programmatic and quality concerns to ensure Plan of Correction is followed; conducts on site visits to assure private agencies are in compliance with Department standards; analyzes and summarizes a variety of data; gathers consumer referral candidates for residential placement and coordinates with PRAT to fill vacancies at private agencies; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of modern methods of care, program design, treatment and education of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in various community settings; knowledge of resource monitoring and evaluation; knowledge of business finance and accounting procedures; interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's recordkeeping and financial statements; ability to utilize computer software.


Six (6) years of professional experience in a human services setting providing services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been conducting fiscal analysis and oversight of individual budgets/plans or basic auditing of business and accounting information and practices.


  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. For State Employees, three (3) years as a Developmental Services Compliance Coordinator and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, education, finance, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel (Utilizing functions and developing reports in Excel)
  • Experience with DDS contract language to assist DDS qualified agencies with business and operational efficiencies
  • Experience entering and retrieving data and scanning documents
  • Experience utilizing organization skills with proven track record for attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience managing competing priorities with varying deadlines
  • Experience with facilitating meetings and handling conflict situations
  • Experience working with contract services and Individual budget authorizations
  • Experience training and mentoring DDS qualified providers on DDS waiver services and programs for individuals with Intellectual disabilities
  • Experience responding to telephone and written inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Experience reviewing plan of corrections


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.



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