Financial Clerk


Recruitment #231116-3847CL-001


Are you interested in a part-time opportunity where you will conduct a variety of payroll and financial duties?  If so, read below to learn more, and consider applying today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is seeking applications from detail-oriented individuals with critical thinking experience to fill two (2) part-time (34 hours per week) Financial Clerk openings in the Budget and Fiscal Services Unit.


  • 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
  • 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 an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals
  • Retirement plan options, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.

The Connecticut DMV’s mission is to promote and advance public safety, security, and service through the regulation of drivers, their motor vehicles, and vehicle-related businesses.


  • Monday - Friday
  • Part-time (34 hours per week)
  • First shift (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • Location:  Wethersfield, CT
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Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
  • 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 or shift.
  • 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 Talent Acquisition Professional listed on this job posting.
  • 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 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at


In a state agency this class is accountable for the preparation and/or maintenance of payroll, agency accounts, financial statements, cash accounting or other bookkeeping and record keeping functions in an agency.


  • Assists in preparation of payroll or independently prepares components of a payroll such as shift differential, holidays and overtime; 
  • Maintains agency bookkeeping and other financial records; 
  • Maintains cash journals and ledgers; 
  • Processes payments; 
  • Assists in preparing financial statements and budgets; 
  • Balances and reconciles accounts; 
  • Reviews incoming bids for compliance with purchase orders; 
  • May prepare reports; 
  • May handle money or checks; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • basic bookkeeping, accounting, and financial record keeping procedures; 
    • payroll procedures, financial terminology and coding, statements and budget preparations; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • performing arithmetical computations;
  • Ability to
    • perform general clerical tasks; 
    • handle large amounts of money; 
    • operate a variety of office equipment which includes computers, tablets, and other electronic equipment.


Two (2) years of clerical experience in accounting, financial record keeping or bookkeeping.


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 two (2) years.


  • Experience with payment processing to customer accounts
  • Experience with performing cash drawer reconciliations
  • Experience with financial software such as QuickBooks, CIVLS (Connecticut Integrated Vehicle Licensing System) or Cater (Mainframe)
  • Experience with researching customer accounts


Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.



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