State of Connecticut – OPM

Job Title: Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs

Salary: $70,930 - $91,694/year (New hires to state employment usually start at the minimum salary)

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021; 11:59:00 PM

Details:

The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) reports directly to the Governor and provides information and analysis that the Governor uses to formulate public policy for the state.  OPM also assists state agencies and municipalities in implementing the law and public policy on behalf of the people of Connecticut.  OPM prepares the Governor’s budget proposals; implements and monitors the execution of the enacted budget; and oversees the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.

The Office of Policy and Management seeks to fill a Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs position within the Intergovernmental Policy and Planning Division.  This position will administer, manage and support state policy development with regard to formula and non-formula grant programs that benefit municipalities.

This is an unclassified position, appointed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management in accordance with the provisions of Section 4-65a (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes. This is a 40 hour per week full-time position conveniently located in Hartford, CT, easily accessible to all major highways.

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

The ideal candidate for this position will be organized, motivated, and possess a strong work ethic, as well as the ability to maintain working relationships with multiple stakeholders and the capacity to multi-task and adapt and navigate changing circumstances.

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SELECTION PLAN

To be eligible for this position, candidates must have six (6) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grant administration, human resources, payroll, purchasing) at least one of which must be an accounting or budgeting function.  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.

Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the “Resume Tab” of your application. Candidates who do not submit the required documents above will not be considered. Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency’s human resources office: opm.recruitment@ct.gov.

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: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Policy and Management, Intergovernmental Policy Division, this class is accountable for managing and coordinating intergovernmental affairs with a primary focus on state/local policy development.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Support state policy development with regard to formula and non-formula grant programs that benefit municipalities including, but not limited to, the following: complete cost analysis and research to develop policies; review and analyze fiscal and program implications of established and proposed policy initiatives;
  • Develop and recommend policies; draft legislative proposals to implement policy initiatives; and develop strategic plans to implement policy initiatives.
  • Administer and manage various municipal grant programs, including but not limited to: Mashantucket, PILOT State, PILOT College and Hospital, Municipal Transition (Motor Vehicle), Municipal Revenue Sharing, Municipal Stabilization, Municipal Grants in Aid, Neglected Cemetery Account, Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) and Small Town Economic Development Program (STEAP).
  • Collect, analyze, audit, and publish municipal data;
  • Maintain relationships with municipal officials and the Office of Fiscal Analysis;
  • Prepare and submit statutory reports to the General Assembly;
  • Complete and provide statistical analysis and written reports as requested by municipal and state elected officials;
  • Respond to public inquires on assessment and tax collection matters; and
  • Perform related duties as required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience working in state or local government;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Excel at an advanced level;
  • Experience with grant and data formula preparation;
  • Experience preparing financial analysis, projections, and planning; and
  • Experience interpreting and applying statutes, regulations, policies and procedures and verifying your interpretation and application is correct.

AN 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.