Municipal Finance - Policy Development Coordinator
|Position:|| ||Municipal Finance - Policy Development Coordinator |
|Municipality:||State of Connecticut |
12/21/2022 12:00:00 PM
$101,610 - $138,550/year
Open to the Public
1/9/2023 11:59:00 PM
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
Governorís budget proposals; implement and monitor the execution of the enacted
budget; and oversee the executive branch agencies that report to the Governor.
This is an exciting opportunity
to work as a Municipal Finance - Policy Development Coordinator within the Office
of Finance. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the
Municipal Accountability Review Board in its oversight of designated
municipalities, monitoring municipalitiesí compliance with oversight
requirements, providing technical assistance to municipalities, and supporting
OPMís Division of Finance in its various responsibilities related to municipal
The ideal candidate for this
position will have experience working with appointed boards or commissions,
familiarity with local government operations, experience developing,
implementing and monitoring municipal budgets, project management, ability to
maintain strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders, and the
capacity to multi-task and navigate changing circumstances.
This is a forty hour per week
position, conveniently located in Hartford, CT, easily accessible to all major
As a State employee you will
- Flexible work hours and telecommuting arrangements.
- Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your
health and wellness.
- The ability to begin planning for your future with
excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
- Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and
thirteen paid holidays.
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benefits? Check out our benefits page for more information.
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to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications
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on your application.
minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date
on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Office of Policy and Management this class
is accountable for the cost analysis and research used to develop state
government policy for the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management. It
coordinates the review, analysis, development and implementation of policy and
programs for state agencies, towns and municipalities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
the duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Staffs and provides administrative
and professional support to the Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB) and with other OPM responsibilities related to
state and local fiscal and policy matters.
- With respect to municipalities
designated for oversight by the MARB and other distressed
- Assist in defining goals and
objectives for municipalities based on municipal financial conditions,
MARB directives, and statutory requirements;
- Develops and evaluates goals
and objectives for the municipalities;
- Identifies, monitors and
prepares reports on fiscal condition;
- Analyzes budgets, financial
reports and justification documents;
- Reviews and analyzes collective
bargaining agreements, employee pension, benefit plans, debt schedules
and long-term liabilities;
- Works with both State staff and
municipal staff in designated and distressed municipalities to carry out
the responsibilities of the MARB and OPM with respect to such
- Interprets and administers
- Develops procurement documents,
procedures, and forms to be used in activities of the MARB and OPM in
working with designated and distressed municipalities;
- Analyzes recommends and drafts
legislation, policies, and regulations where appropriate;
- Prepares agendas, minutes,
reports, and correspondence; and
- Reviews of accounting methods
and procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles,
state or federal laws and regulations;
- Other related duties as
- Revises MARB bylaws, policies and
procedures, and financial reporting standards and reporting templates.
- Manages Municipal Restructuring
Funds budget oversight, initiates distribution of funds to
- Supports Office of Finance in its
various responsibilities related to municipal finance.
- Manages contracts with
consultants and other service providers hired to provide specialized
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- principles and practices of public administration including
policy development, coordination, cost benefit analysis and
- state, federal and municipal legislative
- Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- analyze and evaluate policy and programs;
- coordinate and implement policy development
activities and prepare and present effective reports and presentations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience with major
responsibility for the review, analysis, coordination and administration of
policies and programs in a large governmental, public affairs or business
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- 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.
- A Master's degree in public administration or political science
may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
The preferred candidate will have:
- 7+ years
experience in municipal finance, with an emphasis on budget and finance.
Degree in Business Administration, Certified Public Finance Officer,
Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent.
or experience with employee benefit plans, including health and retirement
or experience with grants management.
or experience of debt issuance and management.
with financial management and reporting systems.
with financial reporting and auditing processes.
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