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CT - Fiscal And Program Policy Section Director

  • 1.  CT - Fiscal And Program Policy Section Director

    Posted 09-16-2021 11:54 AM

    Location: Hartford, CT
    Date: 9/14/2021 5:30:00 PM
    Salary: $127,277 - $173,543/year
    Open to the Public
    Close Date: 10/5/2021 11:59:00 PM

    Recruitment #210913-1585MP-001


    The State of Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management is recruiting for a Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director in the Budget and Financial Management Division

    In this position, you will lead the section charged with responsibility for programs and policies relating to transportation, corrections and criminal justice, the environment, and the operations of the State's constitutional officers and the Legislative and Judicial branches of government.

    This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, conveniently located in Hartford, Connecticut.  

    We offer a competitive benefits package; excellent health care; generous leave policies; a retirement plan; a deferred compensation program; and more.

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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 by the close date on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.


    Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

    Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  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: cover letter, resume, writing samples, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

    This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) after the posting's closing date.  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 question'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. 


    All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

    The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.


    Questions about this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: opm.recruitment@ct.gov.


    In the Budget and Financial Management Division of the Office of Policy and Management, this class is accountable for directing a fiscal and program policy section in administering statewide programs, policies and fiscal plans for the preparation and execution of the governor's budget.


    This position directs a fiscal and program policy section in administering statewide programs, policies and fiscal plans for the preparation and execution of the Governor's budget.

    The major areas of responsibility include the following:

    • Assists the Executive Budget Officer in developing financial policy for the State;
    • Analysis of programmatic, revenue and capital portions of agency budgets;
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates section policies, goals and objectives;
    • Assists in the maintenance and improvement of program budgeting;
    • Supervises strategic analysis and program evaluation of assigned budget specialists;
    • Coordinates electronic budgeting techniques and their interfacing with other statewide systems;
    • Oversees long range forecasting and revenue projections;
    • Consults with and advises agency executives on budgetary and financial matters;
    • Represents section at briefings and hearings with OPM executives;
    • Maintains liaison with legislative committees and sub-committees;
    • Performs analysis of proposals relating to collective bargaining;
    • Appears as an expert witness;
    • Represents the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management at various boards and commissions as assigned; and
    • Performs related duties as required. 


    Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of organization and management including public administration, governmental budgeting, budgetary control, and governmental accounting; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; ability to analyze and evaluate complex statistical data.


    Ten (10) years' professional experience in budget management or financial management including budget responsibility.
    Note: Professional experience in budget management will be interpreted as principal responsibility for such aspects of budget as planning, preparation and administration. Professional experience in financial management will be interpreted as principal responsibility for a combination of budget work and financial planning, accounting and/or financial analysis and reporting.


    Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at or above the level of a Principal Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Manager 2.


    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, Economics, Finance, Business or closely related fields may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


    The preferred candidate will have the following:

    • Experience in programs and policies relating to transportation, corrections and criminal justice, the environment, and the operations of the State's constitutional officers and the Legislative and Judicial branches of government;
    • Experience in state budgeting; and
    • Management and supervisory experience.



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