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The Connecticut Department of Correction is recruiting for a Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor within their Purchasing Unit in Wethersfield, CT.
This role will be responsible for fiscal administration and procurement, overseeing the agency's purchasing unit, including supervising assigned staff, assigning and reviewing staff work, ensuring compliance with procurement policies and procedures, and other administrative obligations for the Agency at 24 Wolcott Hill Road in Wethersfield, CT.
This is a full time (40 hours per week) position on first shift and may require travel throughout the State. Telework may be available upon completion of the working test period.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:
Discover the opportunity to:
- NEW: 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., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
- Sick, vacation, and personal leave.
- Student Loan Forgiveness - the 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.
- We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
- 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.
- Engage in a rewarding career.
- Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
- Make a difference in the public sector.
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
Our state has a lot to offer - from fun activities for all ages, to great food and shopping, to beautiful state parks and forests, to our diverse cultures and rich history. Connecticut is a great place to live! Learn more about Connecticut here.
The Department of Correction shall strive to be a leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence based practices geared toward supporting reintegration and reducing recidivism under the Department's supervision. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility, coinciding with an unwavering respect for the human dignity of staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
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In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has worked for the state for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
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- 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
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- 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.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of fiscal and administrative functions, with major emphasis on fiscal administration or payroll oversight.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises maintenance of accounts; supervises preparation of financial statements and reports and budget requests in financial planning and oversight of payroll; reviews and authorizes expenditures; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans work; establishes and maintains procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; oversees planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; assists in analyzing impact of proposed regulations and legislation on agency fiscal/administrative programs and functions; supervises grant and contract administration, including fiscal record keeping and reporting and preparation of new contracts and grant applications; supervises requisitioning, stores and inventory control; supervises purchasing functions; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions, may supervise support services such as stores, inventory, facilities/equipment maintenance, mailroom, food services, facilities/equipment security; may supervise payroll preparation; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management, governmental accounting, and payroll; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of grants and contracts preparation and administration; knowledge of purchasing principles and procedures; knowledge of types, characteristics and sources of supply and market factors of assigned commodities; knowledge of business law as it applies to purchasing contracts and sales; knowledge of payroll practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting, budgeting, or payroll function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the professional working level of Fiscal/Administrative Officer, Accountant, or Payroll Officer 2.
Note: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is the professional training level and below the professional working level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees experience as a Purchasing Services Officer 1 or 2 substitutes for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.
- Experience with CORE-CT procurement and e-procurement module;
- Experience with RFP's, contract generation and usage as well as sourcing of commodities;
- Experience with medical procurement and supply;
- Experience with Accounts Payable process and modules;
- Experience with EPM/STARS report generation and experience using Microsoft Word and Excel;
- Experience working independently;
- Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of parties, including co-workers and the public;
- Experience adapting to changing work priorities and compressed deadlines.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.