Director Of Legislation, Regulations And Communications


Recruitment #230825-5399EX-001


Are you an experienced legislative and regulations professional looking for your chance to lead our Agency's priorities?
If so, the Office of Health Strategy is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is seeking a qualified individual to serve on our team as the Director Of Legislation, Regulations And Communications. We are looking for an experienced legislative and regulations professional with a proven track record in developing legislative and external relationships, interpreting law and leading the legislative passage of our policy priorities. This position will lead our strategy in developing policy positions, drafting, and providing testimony, and responding to the myriad of health care issues and topics that are considered every legislative session to ensure they align with the Governor’s vision and OHS policy priorities.  You will also review legal decisions and contracts for legal sufficiency.  See below for additional information on this great opportunity!

There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs
  • A healthy work/life balance!
  • Overseeing the promulgation of regulations, articulating our initiatives proactively and effectively with the public and relevant stakeholders, interpreting state statutes and federal regulations and strategically promote our developed vision.
  • Directing staff and operations of the legal and legislative teams and works in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General on complex legal matters.
  • Assisting the OHS Executive Director in formulating and advancing legislation, policy initiatives, regulations, and legal decisions to advance agency goals.
  • Providing legal guidance and assistance to other senior staff and program staff in the preparation of legislative concepts and summaries as well as newly enacted legislation. 
  • Serving as liaison with the legislative and policy teams from OTG, OPM, state agencies , and state legislators. 
  • Participating at a senior level in shaping the strategies and priorities of OHS to advance its goals. 

The mission of the OHS is to implement comprehensive, data-driven strategies that promote equal access to healthcare, control costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut. OHS consists of three teams: Health Systems Planning, Health Innovation and Health Information Technology.

We are a small state agency, but we have an influential role shaping the future of health care in CT. Come join our team!

Selection Plan

This position will be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4-5 through 4-8 and 5-198 (29) of the Connecticut General Statutes.

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
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 you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.
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In a state agency this class is accountable for directing various agency programs related to the development, implementation and evaluation of legislation, regulations and communications.


  • Experience in formulating and advancing legislative initiatives.
  • Experience in overseeing the promulgation of regulations.
  • Experience in interpreting state statutes and federal regulations.
  • Experience in reviewing legal decisions and contracts for legal sufficiency.



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