Fiscal/Administrative Officer


Recruitment #240703-1308AR-001


The State of Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families  (DCFFiscal Services Division, is seeking to fill a Fiscal Administrative Officer position located in our Central Office, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT.

What We Can Offer You:
    Position Details:
    • Full-time. 
    • Monday-Friday, with flexible hours. 
    • A hybrid teleworking schedule will be available at the discretion of the Manager upon successful completion of the working test period.
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    Selection Plan

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    • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 
    • 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, facility or institution this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional level fiscal and administrative functions.


    • Performs a variety of professional fiscal and administrative functions;
    • Assists head of fiscal/administrative operations, division head or agency head in budget preparation by compiling and consolidating data and projecting expenditures;
    • Maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments;
    • Prepares budget reports;
    • Prepares various financial statements and statistical or narrative fiscal/administrative reports;
    • Assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;
    • Utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses;
    • Prepares or reviews grant budgets and other fiscal portions of grant applications;
    • Provides technical assistance to grantees regarding accounting procedures;
    • Reviews various contracts, financial documents and financial reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements;
    • Exercises functional supervision over a variety of clerical fiscal/administrative activities such as maintenance of accounting records, payroll preparation, preparation and processing of purchase requisitions, grant and contract record keeping;
    • Performs technical purchasing tasks such as soliciting bids and recommending contract awards;
    • Assists in formulation of policies and procedures relating to area(s) of responsibility and implementation of such policies and procedures;
    • Acts as liaison with agency central fiscal and administrative office(s) and/or central state agencies;
    • May supervise support services such as stores, inventory, mailroom, security or maintenance;
    • Performs related duties as required.


    • Knowledge of
      • principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting;
      • grants and contracts preparation and administration;
      • purchasing principles and procedures;
      • payroll practices and procedures;
    • Skills
      • interpersonal skills;
      • oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to
      • prepare and analyze financial documents and reports;
      • interpret and apply statutes, regulations and administrative policies;
      • utilize EDP systems for financial management.


    Six (6) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grant administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one of which must be an accounting or budgeting function.*


    Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the paraprofessional level, requiring the exercise of some independent judgment in the application of basic principles and procedures in accounting, budgeting, purchasing or related fiscal administration functions.

    NOTE: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is at the professional training level and above the paraprofessional level.


    • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
    • A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of the Special Experience.
    • For state employees two (2) years as a Fiscal/Administrative Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
    • For state employees two (2) years as a Purchasing Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
    • Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and Special Experience.  
    *Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached


    • Experience with the administration of State and Federal Grants.
    • Experience interpreting and applying federal or state statutes or guidelines.
    • Experience developing budget plans and monitoring expenditures for state, federal, private grant programs, or projects.
    • Experience with financial system modules utilizing procurement, contracts, and accounting functions.
    • Experience communicating in writing and verbally with internal and external stakeholders regarding financial inquiries.
    • Experience using Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and advanced formulas.



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


    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.