License And Applications Specialist

Recruitment #240223-6490AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is currently accepting applications from agency employees, for a License and Applications Specialist (LAS), with the Gaming Division. The LAS position performs the most complex duties related to regulating all forms of legalized gambling in the state including lottery, parimutuel, sports wagering, online gaming, and tribal casinos. 

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    • Full time
    • First shift, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Monday through Friday
    • May include work on evenings and weekends 
    • Hybrid/telework opportunities available  
    • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd, in Hartford, CT., easily accessible for all commuters
    THE ROLE: 
    The License and Applications Specialist (LAS) position requires a high level of analysis and functionality in assisting in the administration of permitting functions, reviewing factors affecting permitting, responding to inquiries from various sources, collecting data, utilizing and applying regulations to new technologies, and the ability to keep current with the latest legislation.  This position will assist in the supervision of employees of lower paygrades as assigned and perform license application processing for casinos, lottery, off-track betting (OTB), sports wagering, online gaming, supervisory personnel, managers, and directors of companies doing business with gaming providers, for both initial licensing, as well as license renewal. Additional responsibilities of the LAS include: 
    • Communicating with higher-level executives of large companies, and multinational companies, as well as legal counsel and compliance staff
    • Financial analysis of an applicant company to prove suitability for a permit or certificate 
    • Performing studies and analyzing factors and incidents impacting regulatory responsibility and making recommendations to implement changes
    • Handling entities with complex structures of national, international, and global companies 
    • Handling trusts, holding companies, estates, and chains of companies owned by subsidiaries
    • Writing Final Decisions utilizing a high level of research and analysis 
    • Utilizing significant analytical skills to produce logical and well-written final decisions
    • Acting as a hearings officer or participating in public hearings concerning issuance 
    • Performing or supervising investigations of violations 
    • Revocation or amendment of certificates and permits explaining laws and agency regulations to applicants and the public
    • Other duties as assigned 
    ABOUT US: 
    The DCP Gaming Division is responsible for regulating legal gambling programs in Connecticut, which is comprised of casinos, lottery, off-track betting, sports wagering, online gaming, and fantasy contests. This is accomplished through a rigorous program of game and system approvals, licensing, inspections, monitoring, audits, and investigations which are conducted to best safeguard consumer interest and integrity of the gaming process.  

    Selection Plan

    • To Apply:
      • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, of the agency listed above, 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.
      • 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 individual listed on this job posting. 
      • 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.
      • 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 

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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.
    • 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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    In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the analysis and processing of license and registration applications in an agency with regulatory responsibility for specific industries or businesses.


    Performs the most complex related duties in processing complex certificate and permit applications; receives and processes fees; studies and analyzes factors and incidents impacting on regulatory responsibility and makes recommendations to implement changes; acts as a hearings officer or participates in public hearings concerning issuance, revocation or amendment of certificates and permits; explains laws and agency regulations to applicants and the public; prepares correspondence; assists in rate case matters; may perform or supervise investigations of violations; may supervise examination of and approve application process for interstate permits; performs related duties as required.

    AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR REGULATED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: May supervise or perform issuance of identification stamps or permits for regulated transportation services and keeping of appropriate records; may supervise or perform administration of evidence of financial responsibility of licensees.


    Knowledge of relevant licensure, certification or permit functions of regulated entities; knowledge of relevant regulated industry operations, practices and procedures; basic knowledge of statistics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, regulations and other written materials pertaining to entities regulated by department; ability to research, analyze and evaluate data and prepare comprehensive written reports; ability to utilize computer software.


    Seven (7) years of clerical or technical experience in a regulated industry or with a regulatory agency.


    One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in preparing material for or actively participating in, hearings concerning the regulatory process.

    NOTE: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of License and Applications Analyst.


    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.


    • Experience in the administration of licensure, certification, and permitting functions pertaining to gaming regulated activities in Connecticut
    • Experience reviewing background information documents such as criminal background, organizational, financial statements, tax returns, or credit report inquiries
    • Experience with leading team members in applying gaming state statutes and regulations.
    • Experience interacting with outside vendors, licensing agencies, or divisions 
    • Experience using system workflows, specifically, validation of requirements, approval automation, issuance of deficiency notices, or tracking



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