STATE OF CONNECTICUT EXECUTIVE BRANCH JOBS

State Program Manager

Recruitment #240530-4799MP-001

Introduction



Are you interested in joining a team that plans, monitors, and evaluates programs?
If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Banking (DOB) is hiring!  We are seeking a motivated and qualified individual for a State Program Manager position, in Hartford, CT. The State Program Manager will assist the Commissioner, General Counsel & Chief of Staff, and Division Directors by managing strategic planning efforts, innovative initiatives, and special projects.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full time,  40 hrs per week
  • First shift, Monday - Friday
  • Hybrid role, combination of in office and telework 
  • Location: Hartford, CT

ABOUT THE ROLE

The successful candidate will assist with a wide variety of new initiatives, programs, and special projects.  The duties for this role may include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching emerging issues in the financial services and consumer credit industries
  • Identifying Department training and resource needs
  • Organizing new training initiatives and opportunities
  • Recommending alternatives for action to the Commissioner, General Counsel & Chief of Staff, and Division Directors
  • Drafting memorandum and planning documents regarding initiatives, goals, and objectives
  • Facilitating communication and coordination with internal stakeholders regarding Department-wide initiatives
  • Interacting with external stakeholders, including other state agencies, regarding Department initiatives
  • Onboarding, training, and implementing new hires and positions 
  • Prepare and make presentations
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs and initiatives
  • Performing all other assigned duties and responsibilities

WHO WE ARE
The Connecticut Department of Banking is the primary state regulator for state-chartered banks and credit unions, securities, and consumer credit.  Its mission is to protect users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by ensuring regulated entities and individuals adhere to state banking, consumer credit and securities laws. The Department accomplishes this through regular, thorough, and cost-effective examinations of the entities it supervises.  The Department also engages the public and other stakeholders through a variety of media platforms, educational outreach initiatives, and press communications.

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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 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 21-69the 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.  
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
  • Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How to Apply!
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.
  • Read through this helpful link to prepare for your interview. 
  • 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 in the next twelve (12) months.
  • 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh, at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing an agency program and/or project or directing the development and administration of programs within a division.  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.  

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and/or operations of an agency program and/or project or division; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages program and/or project activities;
  • Formulates goals and objectives; 
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws; 
  • Provides input or evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of budget; 
  • Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program and/or project activities;
  • Serves on committees and/or and task forces as required; 
  • Speaks before professional and lay groups on subjects related to agency mission; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • project management; 
    • principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration and management 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to analyze organizational problems and determine effective solutions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the specific area of assignment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • 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.
  • A Master's degree in business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Department of Labor: Two (2) years of experience as an Apprenticeship and Training Program Manager may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.    

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience managing projects including implementing new initiatives for an organization
  • Experience with strategic planning and implementing change for an organization
  • Experience drafting documents including training procedures for an organization
  • Experience within the financial services or consumer credit industries, or government agency

Conclusion

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.