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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities at OPM are listed below

CT State Government & Other Opportunities

Undersecretary - Office of Policy and Management

for Finance, Strategic Decisions and Accountability

Recruitment #: 210921-0450EX-001

Location:  Hartford, CT

Date Opened:  9/27/2021 11:30:00 AM

Salary:  $105,331 - $191,376/year

Job Type:  Open to the Public

Close Date:  10/11/2021 11:59:00 PM

 

INTRODUCTION

Are you a seasoned financial leader in the public or private sector?  Do you have the skills, synergy, and energy to solve problems and lead teams through execution?  Are you passionate about initiatives that achieve operational efficiencies and maximize financial effectiveness or organizations?  If so, the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has an exciting opportunity for you. 

ABOUT US

We report directly to the Governor and provide information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state. We also assist state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut. We prepare the Governor’s budget proposals; implement and monitor the execution of the enacted budget; and oversee the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.

THE ROLE

We are seeking an unclassified Undersecretary for Finance, Strategic Decisions and Accountability.  This is an exciting opportunity to evaluate and support significant financial initiatives and analyze, develop, coordinate and implement new statewide initiatives and special projects to streamline governmental procedures and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state government.  

The ideal candidate will have a seasoned background in finance and experience working in a fast-paced environment; experience working across sectors and to identify stakeholders; strong presentation skills; experience working with and presenting to senior executives; will be comfortable dealing with ambiguity; and have the ability to work independently.

This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT.  The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, forty (40) hours per week.  

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more! 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

Serves as an Undersecretary in the Office of Policy and Management with responsibility for the development and analysis of statewide policy or the direction and supervision of a Division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Represent the Secretary on various boards and commissions or in various meeting capacities.
  • Review and assess complex models or financials into simple terms that others can understand in a presentation
  • Analyze trends, performance and risks of organizations.
  • Ability to review and analyze monthly and annual financial statements, periodic financial reports, annual to actual budgets, annual audit and associated schedule, and cash flow reports.
  • Analyze, develop, coordinate and implement new statewide initiatives and special projects to streamline governmental procedures and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state government.  Serve as project lead for the state CREATES implementation initiative.
  • Works with Division Heads to prioritize funding and timelines for projects and purchases.
  • General knowledge and experience with accounting procedures and business finance, cost analysis and cost modeling, cost-benefit analysis, business case analysis, cost studies, performance measurement or performance management, performance metrics and measures development, cost reduction or cost efficiency.
  • Ability to identify adequate internal control procedures for all financial functions, including adequate separation of duties.
  • Responsible for maintaining grant files. Submits grant reimbursement requests.
  • Assess organizational operations, recommend changes for optimal effectiveness and lead implementation team.
  • Serve as OPM liaison to Unified Command to coordinate statewide emergency response.
  • Experience with organizational transformation and project management.
  • Ability to build consensus among diverse and competing constituencies.
  • Ability to identify long-term in a changing economic environment.

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Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director

Recruitment #: 210901-1585MP-001

Location:  Hartford, CT

Date Opened: 9/17/2021 11:00:00 AM

Salary:  $127,277 - $173,543/year

Job Type:  Open to the Public

Close Date:  10/8/2021 11:59:00 PM

 

Introduction:

The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management is recruiting for a Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director position in the Budget and Financial Management Division. This is an exciting opportunity to help oversee and manage the allocation, distribution, and reporting tasks related to over $4.2 billion of federal pandemic aid awarded to the Office of Policy and Management.

 

In this position you will be responsible for the following:

  • Leading a unit charged with designing and implementing processes to manage American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that align and coordinate with the existing State budget process.
  • Working in direct partnership with agencies to successfully oversee federal funding.
  • Working with budget analysts within OPM’s Budget Division to ensure a coordinated process.
  • Interacting with OPM leadership, Governor's Office leadership, state agencies receiving federal funds, the Office of the State Comptroller, and other state departments to ensure compliance, reporting, and spending plans are adhered to in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Assisting in answering press inquiries, conducting stakeholder outreach, and producing public-facing documents.

 

As a part of management of federal funds, the section director will oversee estimation, tracking, reporting, and presenting of federal funds received by the state, particularly as they relate to action the federal government has taken over the past year to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The section director will also coordinate with and train state agencies as well as analysts in OPM’s Budget Division to ensure accurate collection and reporting of data. To produce longer-term reforms, this role will suggest process improvements and work with consumers of reports to develop improvements and efficiencies.

 

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, conveniently located in Hartford, Connecticut.  This position is established through 2026, and may be extended as warranted.

 

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

 

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work):

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.

 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

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.

 

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Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director

Recruitment #:  210913-1585MP-001

 

Location:  Hartford, CT

Date Opened:  9/14/2021 5:30:00 PM

Salary:  $127,277 - $173,543/year

Job Type:  Open to the Public

Close Date:  10/5/2021 11:59:00 PM

 

Introduction:

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.

 

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

 

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work):

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.

 

Examples of Duties:

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.

 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

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.

 

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Leadership Associate (Confidential)

Target Class: Budget Analyst

 

Recruitment #: 210902-5989VR-001

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Opened: 9/13/2021 09:00:00 AM

Salary: $71,912* - 103,215/year, *New State Employees start at the minimum of the salary range

Job Type: Open to the Public

Close Date: 10/4/2021 11:59:00 PM

 

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management is recruiting for two Leadership Associate (target class Budget Analyst) positions in the Budget and Financial Management Division. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new unit overseeing and managing the allocation, distribution, and reporting tasks related to over $4.2 billion of federal pandemic aid awarded to the Office of Policy and Management.

 

In this position you will be responsible for the following:

Supporting the OPM Secretary and leadership of the Budget Division in administering federal funds, including American Rescue Plan Act funding;

  • Identifying and advancing creative, cost-effective, evidence-based solutions to public policy problems and providing rigorous quantitative and qualitative analyses of the major issues facing our state and communicating results and recommendations to policymakers; and
  • Assisting in estimating, tracking, reporting, and presenting federal funds received by the state, particularly as they relate to action the federal government has taken over the past year to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

OPM budget analysts are expected and trained to become leading experts on the issues and departments within their section’s portfolios. The positions will also directly support their assigned section director with special projects, requests for analysis, team coordination, and other specific needs as necessary.

 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

 

Considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to understand and apply state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability to analyze and solve problems; considerable ability to effect and manage change; considerable ability to plan for and implement excellent customer service; considerable ability to learn a new knowledge base in functional area; considerable ability to learn and apply policy and procedure; managerial aptitude.

 

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Broadband Mapping Coordinator

Associate Research Analyst

Recruitment #: 210831-6856AR-001

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Opened: 9/1/2021 3:00:00 PM

Salary: $81,814* - $105,221/year, *New state employees start at the bottom of the range

Job Type: Open to the Public

Close Date: 9/30/2021 11:59:00 PM

 

Introduction

Are you an innovative leader who is capable of solving sophisticated problems by connecting data, people, tools and needs? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you!

 

We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative professional to join the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM) as Broadband Mapping Coordinator (Associate Research Analyst) to develop the data and mapping tools necessary to bridge the digital divide for education, employment, health and wellbeing.

 

About Us

OPM reports directly to the Governor and provides a variety of information and analysis that is used to formulate public policy for the state. We also assist state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut. We prepare the Governor’s budget proposals and implement and coordinate the execution of the enacted budget.

 

The Role

The Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 21-159 during the 2021 legislative session, giving OPM the responsibility to develop and maintain up-to-date broadband maps for Connecticut, showing the availability and adoption of broadband service. The maps, and the related data, will play a critical role in helping to allocate resources, particularly to undeserved areas, and will drive action to end the digital divide and to provide access to broadband for all Connecticut residents. As a recent report on Connecticut’s digital divide reported, “‘disconnected’ individuals concentrate among the poor, minority, and elderly populations,” and the broadband maps will help connect residents, businesses, community anchor institutions and public spaces to broadband service. Working as part of the Data and Policy Analytics unit at OPM, alongside the state’s Chief Data Officer and Geographic Information Officer, you will be directly involved in leveraging the power of data, analytics and collaboration to help solve some of the state’s most challenging problems.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, enthusiastic, a problem-solver with a strong work ethic and leadership abilities, able to work with a diverse set of stakeholders to move forward state efforts to improve infrastructure and to provide universal access to broadband throughout Connecticut.

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.

 

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Develop approach to design and implement statewide broadband mapping efforts, in collaboration with industry, agency and nonprofit partners;
  • Develop workflows, documentation, policies and procedures for regular broadband data collection and updates;
  • Participate in and represent Connecticut in national, state, and local efforts to improve broadband data quality and monitor changes in federal and regulatory reporting;
  • Coordinate with staff from other state agencies on efforts to improve access to broadband, for education, economic development, health and other purposes;
  • Manage access to broadband data, identify areas for coordination with related efforts to improve open data, interagency data sharing and geospatial (GIS) data;
  • Identify vendors or contracts required for implementation of statewide broadband mapping;
  • Perform technical data processing to aggregate and organize data sets related to broadband access and adoption and to create new related data sets;
  • Develop methods and tools to analyze and evaluate broadband access and adoption data as needed;
  • Prepare material for reports and presentations related to broadband mapping efforts, access to broadband and digital resources;
  • Provide training and outreach on the use of such information, and;
  • Perform other related duties.

 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.

 

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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.
If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Carolyn Kozak at 860-418-6324 or carolyn.kozak@ct.gov