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.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities at OPM are listed below

CT State Government & Other Opportunities

Fiscal/Administrative Officer

Recruitment #220428-1308AR-001

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Opened: 4/28/2022 2:30:00 PM

Salary: $70,930 - $91,694/year

Job Type: Open to Statewide Employees

Close Date: 5/13/2022 11:59:00 PM

 

About Us

At the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM), 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 and a wide variety of special projects.

 

The Role

We currently have an opening for a Fiscal/Administrative Officer in OPM’s Division of Administration.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of staff supporting the mission of OPM.  As we are a small team, the position gets exposure and experience to a variety of business office functions, which will provide opportunities for future career growth in the fiscal/administrative series.  The ideal candidate needs to be able to work independently, be extremely detail oriented, and have the ability to multi-task.  

 

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

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Create and amend requisitions, purchase orders and contracts in CORE-CT;
  • Review invoices and create receipt numbers; 
  • Review contracts, lease/rental agreements, Personal Services Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreements;
  • Review grant awards; 
  • Review quotes from vendors; 
  • Create and send customer invoices; 
  • Audit release vouchers; 
  • Prepare monthly CHRO report;
  • Prepare quarterly Set Aside; 
  • Prepare annual CO-59 report;
  • Enter and maintain assets in CORE-CT;
  • Prepare spreadsheet journal corrections;
  • OPM Security Liaison - prepare CO-1092 to add or delete financial roles, and resets passwords as necessary;
  • Assist with P-Card Coordination, reconcile monthly P-Card transactions, run monthly statements, and distribute to staff;
  • Prepare applicable fiscal year-end Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) reports;
  • Prepare federal financial reports; and
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.*

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at 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. Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is at the professional training level and above the paraprofessional level.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (l) year of the Special Experience.

3. For state employees two (2) years as a Fiscal/Administrative Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

4. For state employees two (2) years as a Purchasing Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

*Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with STARS and Core-CT Financials including Purchasing, and eProcurement modules;
  • Experience with the state’s procurement regulations and purchasing policies;
  • Experience with inventory and asset management including tagging and tracking assets in CORE-CT;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Teams and Word;
  • Experience with grant accounting including reconciliation, review of grant expenditures, financial reporting, fund drawdowns and close out reports; 
  • Experience with using CT Source and DAS contracts; and
  • Experience with attention to detail and follow-through, while balancing and prioritizing multiple activities and responsibilities in a fast-paced work environment. 

 

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Research Analyst

Recruitment #220427-6855AR-001

Location: Hartford, CT

Date Opened: 4/28/2022 2:45:00 PM

Salary: $67,718 - $87,635/year; new hires to state employment start at the minimum salary

Job Type: Open to the Public

Close Date: 5/20/2022 11:59:00 PM

 

About Us

At the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM), 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 Data and Policy Analytics Unit (DAPA) was established to serve as a resource for data analysis and data-related projects at the Office of Policy and Management. The DAPA unit directs and manages activities related to the collection, analysis, sharing, coordination and dissemination of data and is responsible for the development and implementation of the State Data Plan, the Open Data Portal, administration of P20 WIN, the State’s integrated data system and development of the State’s GIS Office for geospatial data. The use of data across agencies facilitates a system-wide perspective and is a critical component of Governor Lamont’s statewide performance and results agenda to implement a data-driven and informed policy agenda in state government that is user-friendly, cost-effective, data-informed, and results-driven.

 

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to help executive branch agencies use data to inform state policies and programs. Working as a Research Analyst as part of the Data and Policy Analytics unit at the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), alongside the state’s Chief Data Officer, you will be directly involved in leveraging the power of data and analytics to help solve some of the state’s most challenging problems. The position will work on projects related to the collection, analysis, sharing, coordination and dissemination of data, particularly for the P20 WIN system (Preschool through 20 Workforce Information Network). P20 WIN informs sound policies and practice through the secure sharing of longitudinal data across the participating agencies to ensure that individuals successfully navigate supportive services and educational pathways into the workforce.

 

The analyst will be based at OPM and will also be expected to work closely with P20 WIN agencies. The analyst will have a lead role in furthering the P20 WIN learning agenda and will work on related projects in health equity metrics, open data, data integration and analytics. The analyst will learn the primary data sources and systems at agencies and will be trained on the privacy, security and confidentiality considerations for state administrative data. 

 

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position located in Hartford, CT.  

 

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more!  We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in research design and implementation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Develops and implements analysis and applied research projects, including as part of the P20 WIN learning agenda, and assists in more comprehensive and complex analytical assignments across agencies; 
  • Develops procedures to streamline or automate reporting from agency and public data sources and to prepare administrative data for analysis, including as part of P20 WIN data requests and for monitoring health equity metrics for reports, presentations and dashboards; 
  • Develops familiarity with agency data sources, particularly for early childhood, education, workforce and health and human services agencies and programs, including the ability to design and generate reports and queries from those systems;
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports; develops computerized databases and analyzes and interprets computer generated reports; 
  • Learns and documents state and agency policies and procedures, including for privacy, security and confidentiality, and ethical and equitable use of data, 
  • Serves as liaison and coordinator for analytics and applied research projects with agency staff and external stakeholders, such as researchers, evaluators, nonprofits and policymakers,
  • Attends regular project meetings with agencies and provides updates, presentations and other materials, as warranted; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of statistics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis; ability to understand agency related policies and procedures as they relate to research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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 economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing and conducting applied research projects, using administrative data, with preferred experience in education, public health, human services or with social determinants of health;
  • Experience in state, municipal or federal government;
  • Experience with longitudinal or integrated data systems, including policies, procedures and processes for data governance and data matching, such as multi-agency data integration, especially for education, public health, and human services data;
  • Experience developing standardized and repeatable procedures to improve data quality, to streamline reporting and to clean and prepare data from agency and public data sources;
  • Experience using tools, such as R, SAS, or Python for data preparation and analysis and tools such as Tableau or DataWrapper for data visualization and dashboard development;
  • Experience with the development of graphics, reports or dashboards to present key findings and information to a diverse set of stakeholders, especially with a focus on health equity or social determinants of health; 
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, with an understanding of advanced statistical or econometric concepts, including methods for measuring impact;
  • Experience managing, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Experience with compliance for policies, procedures and processes for safe, ethical and secure use of data.

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Staff Attorney 1 (Confidential)

 

Recruitment #220413-1637CR-001

Location              Hartford, CT

Date Opened     4/21/2022 09:00:00 AM

Salary    $77,971 - $102,508/year

Job Type              Open to the Public

Close Date          5/5/2022 11:59:00 PM

 

About Us

At the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management (OPM), 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 and a wide variety of special projects.

 

 

The Role

We currently have an opening for a Staff Attorney 1 (Confidential) in OPM’s legal division.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in the heart of state government for the Executive Branch’s principal budget and policy agency that will provide opportunities for exposure to diverse legal matters regarding the operations of OPM as well as all of state government.  The successful candidate shall work alongside OPM’s General Counsel, and will be directly involved in managing legal matters that pertain to OPM’s business, which  includes a myriad of issues related to the state’s budget, finance, policy, legislative, labor, employment and human resources issues, and special project functions.

 

OPM 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! 

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

 

  • Conduct legal research;
  • Interpret and administer state and federal statutes, regulations, Executive Orders and caselaw;
  • Communicate research findings and legal opinions, providing legal, and policy analysis to the General Counsel, agency officials;
  • Manage and populate administrative docket libraries;
  • Assist in FOIA responses and document production;
  • Assist with managing litigations holds and all aspects of e-discovery in state and federal litigation;
  • Draft myriad of simple and complex commercial and government agreements;
  • Author briefs, memorandum of law, affidavits, settlement agreements and other legal documents to support litigation or other legal matters;
  • Assist in the defense of the agency in administrative proceedings, prepare witnesses to testify;
  • Conduct research and provide guidance on collective bargaining and labor relations matters;
  • Implement policy;
  • Represent the General Counsel at meetings with agency staff, high-level officials and other agency staff or private parties;
  • Develop relationships with individuals both inside and outside the agency who might impact on program activities;
  • Assist with directing staff and operations of division;
  • Assist with managing division activities;
  • Manage and evaluate staff;
  • Prepare division budget draft;
  • Assist with staff training;
  • Direct legal activities; and,
  • Perform related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of legal principles, practices and procedures in Connecticut; knowledge of legal research techniques; knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and civil procedures; knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of the rules of evidence; knowledge of collective bargaining and labor relations matters; some knowledge of criminal and constitutional law and legislative process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to apply judicial decisions to the interpretation of statues; ability to comprehend, analyze and organize technical data and coordinate elements of legal cases.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A degree from an accredited law school.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Admission to Connecticut Bar;
  • Transaction experience, including varied goods and service contracts, grants, leases, licenses, purchase and sale agreements, telecommunication agreements, best practices for procurement processes;
  • Litigation and discovery experience, with actual experience working with mining and production software(s);
  • Employment law investigation and litigation experience;
  • Freedom of Information experience;
  • Experience with record retention practices and docket calendar management practices;
  • Reviewing and interpretating state and federal statutes and regulations and advising clients;
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite; and,
  • Experience in writing memoranda of law, briefs and client advisory letters or communications.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must be admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut within one (1) year of the date of appointment. Pursuant to Section 51-88 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an incumbent who has not been admitted to practice law may not "assume, use or advertise the title of lawyer, attorney and counsel at law, counselor at law, attorney, counselor, attorney and counselor, or an equivalent term, in such a manner as to convey the impression that he is a legal practitioner of law". Until such time that an incumbent is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, the incumbent shall be referred to as a Legal Assistant.

2. May be required to travel.

 

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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