Chief of Police

(Tax Program Manager)

Recruitment #230626-8645MP-001


Are you certified as a police officer in the State of Connecticut?
Do you have experience in a leadership capacity?
If so, we invite you to check out this outstanding opportunity!

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is hiring one (1) Tax Program Manager to serve as Chief of Police in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), which is the criminal enforcement arm of the agency.

Candidates for this position must be a Certified Police Officer by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the Connecticut State Police.

CID’s primary responsibility is to conduct criminal investigations of potential tax violations of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Chief of Police will report directly to the DRS’ First Assistant Commissioner and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the CID and its staff, which includes both sworn and civilian personnel.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing daily operations of the Criminal Investigation Division;
  • Investigating potential criminal violations of the State Tax Code, with specific emphasis on areas of refund and preparer fraud and cash business;
  • Assisting the State of Connecticut in meeting its obligations under the terms of the Master Settlement Agreement through its enforcement of Connecticut's statutes relating to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm; occasional late night/early morning work may be required.

We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick, and personal);
  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • Pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV) and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance.
Our state has a lot to offer - from fun activities for all ages, to great food and shopping, to our diverse cultures and rich history. Connecticut is a great place to live! Learn more about Connecticut here.

The mission of the Department of Revenue Services is to instill public confidence in the integrity and fairness of tax collection; achieve the highest level of voluntary taxpayer compliance; continuously improve agency performance; contribute to the fiscal and economic well-being of the state; and provide a positive and professional workplace.

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Selection Plan

Important notes for this position:
  • Incumbents in this position must be in good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to effectively perform the duties of the class.
  • The successful candidate for this position may be required to pass a comprehensive medical and physical examination and submit to a drug screening;
  • The incumbent of this position may be exposed to dangerous situations which could result in injury, and may also be required to conduct investigations and/or surveillance at night or during early morning hours under unpleasant conditions.
Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


In the Department of Revenue Services this class is accountable for directing the staff and operations of either the Collections or Criminal Investigations Units.


  • Directs staff and operations of either the Collections or Criminal Investigations Unit; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages unit activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Reviews and evaluates performance of staff;
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; 
  • Measures and evaluates effect of policy implementation; 
  • Ensures interests of the State secured through effective handling of high risk accounts; 
  • Maintains controls to ensure conformance with applicable statutes and department policy;
  • Manages an employee training program to promote effective collection, investigative and/or enforcement techniques;
  • Gathers and evaluates data to promote proper reaction to changing trends in collection activity and state laws; 
  • Identifies experience and education requirements for technical personnel; 
  • Prepares monthly reports concerning unit activities and production;
  • Recommends legislative changes; 
  • Acts on behalf of the Director as necessary; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May conduct hearings and informal conferences with taxpayers, accountants and attorneys;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • investigative and enforcement practices and techniques;
    • terminology and practices of financial, commercial and industrial organizations; 
    • principles and methods of tax debt collection (Collection Program);
    • principles and methods of criminal investigation (Criminal Investigations);
  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices; 
    • rules and laws governing evidence (Criminal Investigations);
    • organization, operations and trends in organized crimes (Criminal Investigations);
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate financial statements and tax reports.


Nine (9) years of experience in investigatory and/or compliance or collection work in a tax or regulatory enforcement agency, financial institution, credit bureau, collection agency and industrial or government security agency.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.


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.


  • Certification as a Police Officer by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the Connecticut State Police;
  • Bachelors Degree or higher;
  • Current or prior service in a law enforcement agency, regulatory agency or financial institution responsible for the supervision and oversight of a unit or division of law enforcement or investigative personnel.


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.


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.