Connecticut Department of Correction
Job Posting

Position Title: Grants and Contracts Specialist
Open To: Candidates must be on the current examination list or lateral transfers.
Parole & Community Services Division
300 Sheldon Street, Hartford
Hours: 1st Shift, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
Salary: $76,373 - $98,224 (Annually)
Position: 00112575
Closing Date: November 18, 2015
Eligibility Requirement: Candidates must have applied for and passed the Grants and Contracts Specialist exam and be on the current certification list promulgated by the Department of Administrative Services for this classification.  State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status may apply for lateral transfer.
Minimum Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of grant preparation and administration; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; knowledge of research methods and techniques; some knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
General Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in planning, implementation and/or manangement of grant programs on a community, state or federal level.
Substitutions Allowed:
  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Masters's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preferred Experience:
  • Administering contracts and conducting contract compliance;
  • Monitoring and analyzing provider performance and making recommendations regarding continued funding of service providers
  • Monitoring and measuring program performance, quality and efficacy;
  • Developing, coordinating and providing training to staff and providers;
  • Developing and maintaining program and provider manuals;
  • Coordinating and managing provider communications and acting as primary contact for providers
Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit the requested documents as follows:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Application for Employment (Form CT-HR-12) which is available at
  4. State of Connecticut Addendum-Criminal Conviction (Form CT-HR-13) which is available at
  5. Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
Applications must be postmarked no later than the closing date indicated above.  Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
PLEASE MAIL (no faxes or emails) APPLICATIONS TO:
Department of Correction
Recruitment Unit
Attention:  Jim Faulkner
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT  06109
Note for Applicants: The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, promotion and merit employment rules. State employees should be aware that your performance appraisals, attendance records and discipline records will be reviewed to ensure that you meet DOC Administrative Directive 2.3.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer