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Fiscal Administrative Officer

By September 12, 2023


Fiscal/Administrative Officer
Recruitment #230908-1308AR-001

Newington, CT

Date Opened
9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM
$76,386 – $98,746 annually *New State employees start at the minimum of the salary range
Job Type
Open to the Public
Close Date
9/19/2023 11:59:00 PM
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Are you a dedicated fiscal professional looking for a challenge?
We encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for the position of Fiscal Administrative Officer. This opportunity is available in the DOT Core-CT Support / Business Process Improvement Unit within the Department’s Bureau of Finance and Administration, located in Newington, CT.

Industry leading health benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage
Competitive starting salary and structure
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
Professional growth and development opportunities
On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
Culture that encourages work-life balance as well as an employee assistance program
Work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE’s)  Employer of the Year

The Core-CT Support / Business Process Improvement Unit is staffed with a blend of Financial and IT professionals that provide the Department with technical support services related to Core-CT, the State’s integrated Human Resources, Payroll and Financial system. Unit responsibilities include daily user support as well as assisting with the financial and human resources reporting needs of the Department’s Bureaus; acting as a liaison between the Department and the central Core-CT Team including coordination of user roles and system access; developing and conducting Core-CT user training for Department employees; ensuring that Core-CT policies and security procedures established by the Office of the State Comptroller are properly followed; and other duties related to analyzing, modifying, and providing other technical support related to DOT-specific Core-CT functions. In addition to agency support of the Core-CT system, the unit provides support in the analysis, development, and implementation of smaller scale technical applications (such as Microsoft Office tools) that help improve efficiency and streamline various Department business processes.

The Fiscal/Administrative Officer will assist in providing agency Core-CT system users with support and training, and to coordinate ongoing financial analysis and reconciliation of the agency’s Core-CT system data to ensure its accuracy.

Key responsibilities for this exciting opportunity may include, but are not limited to:
Provide customer support to agency users of the Core-CT system, through ticket system.
Coordinate analysis, evaluation, error detection, and resolution of issues, end-to-end, with agency Core-CT supply-chain data and transactions, including Purchase Orders, receivers, and vouchers.
Assist agency units with Financial, HR/Payroll and Project related data analysis.
Create customized data queries utilizing Core-CT EPM and STARS modules to facilitate development of extensive customized reporting to meet needs of agency users of the Core-CT financial, supply-chain, inventory, and project-related modules.
Design external spreadsheets to process and/or transform Core-CT data exports.
Collaborate with DOT Information Technology staff to troubleshoot user connectivity / pc issues.
Assist with and carry out Fiscal Year End tasks, including coordination of required action with agency end users.
Assist in developing business process improvement solutions tailored to specific requirements of agency units.
Evaluate, verify, and coordinate implementation of system configurations and chartfields relative to financial requirements of the agency.
Test and troubleshoot data from Core-CT to ensure integrity of data and results.
Assist in developing and conducting DOT-specific training for all Core-CT modules.
Perform related duties as required
Permanent full-time position working 40 hours per week
Monday to Friday schedule
First shift hours to be determined based on the operational needs of the unit
This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter in accordance with the Telework Policy. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
Office location is located in Newington, CT
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:


In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
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All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.


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Note: 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.
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.
Performs a variety of professional fiscal and administrative functions;
Assists head of fiscal/administrative operations, division head or agency head in budget preparation by compiling and consolidating data and projecting expenditures;
Maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments;
Prepares budget reports;
Prepares various financial statements and statistical or narrative fiscal/administrative reports;
Assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;
Utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses;
Prepares or reviews grant budgets and other fiscal portions of grant applications;
Provides technical assistance to grantees regarding accounting procedures;
Reviews various contracts, financial documents and financial reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements;
Exercises functional supervision over a variety of clerical fiscal/administrative activities such as maintenance of accounting records, payroll preparation, preparation and processing of purchase requisitions, grant and contract record keeping;
Performs technical purchasing tasks such as soliciting bids and recommending contract awards;
Assists in formulation of policies and procedures relating to area(s) of responsibility and implementation of such policies and procedures;
Acts as liaison with agency central fiscal and administrative office(s) and/or central state agencies;
May supervise support services such as stores, inventory, mailroom, security or maintenance;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge ofprinciples and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting;
grants and contracts preparation and administration;
purchasing principles and procedures;
payroll practices and procedures;
Skillsinterpersonal skills;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability toprepare and analyze financial documents and reports;
interpret and apply statutes, regulations and administrative policies;
utilize EDP systems for financial management.
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.*
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at or above 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.

NOTE: Connecticut Careers Trainee experience (target Fiscal/Administrative Officer or closely related class) is at the professional training level and above the paraprofessional level.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of the Special Experience.
For state employees two (2) years as a Fiscal/Administrative Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
For state employees two (2) years as a Purchasing Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience and Special Experience.
*Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached
Experience with Core-CT or other similar enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
Experience using the full range of Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet development, data management, charts/graphs and other advanced functions); Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.
Experience with Purchasing and Accounts Payable business operations.
Experience in a customer support environment.
Experience communicating with a wide variety of individuals at various levels of an organization.
Experience working collaboratively with a group.

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

To apply for this job email your details to Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov

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