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Position: Debt Management Specialist
Municipality:State of CT, Office of the Treasurer
Close Date:12/28/2011
Description:

EXAMINATION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DEBT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

ANNUAL $95,728 SALARY APPLICATION CLOSING EXAM

SALARY: $122,791 GROUP: MP 69 DATE: DECEMBER 28, 2011 NO: 110930OCJR

SPECIAL APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS APPEAR BELOW

PURPOSE OF CLASS: In the Office of the State Treasurer, this class is accountable for acting as a specialist on financial matters relating to the

management of the State's borrowing program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION, YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION THAT YOU HAVE THE

FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING BY DECEMBER 28, 2011:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Eight years of professional level experience in financial management involving the preparation, organization and

completion of complex financial transactions and the design and implementation of investment strategies.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Two years of the General Experience must have involved the coordination of various parties involved in executing bond

issues or financial transactions of a complex nature.

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED: (1) College training in business management or a closely related field may be substituted for the General

Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor's degree. (2) A

Master's degree in accounting, business management, finance, economics or public administration may be substituted for one additional year of

the General Experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; considerable

knowledge of the principles and techniques of government finance, accounting, budgeting and tax-exempt regulations; knowledge of database

management systems for financial reporting; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to manage

and direct work groups; considerable ability to accurately analyze financial issues and complex derivative and investment products and to develop

effective courses of action; considerable ability to develop and implement creative and innovative responses to a changing financial and legal

environment; ability to communicate ideas both orally and in writing.

THE EXAMINATION WILL BE COMPOSED OF: PART WEIGHT

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING 100%

APPLICATION/EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT: (1) Completed Application Form (CT-HR-12)

(2) Supplemental Examination Materials (see instructions

below)

In order to be considered for admittance into this examination, you must complete all parts of the examination application (CT-HR-12) detailing how

you meet the minimum experience and training requirements stated above AND complete the required supplemental examination materials as

detailed below. Applicants who do not submit the required application and supplemental examination materials by the closing date will not be

admitted into the examination and will not have the right to appeal this decision. Resumes and/or vitas will not substitute for the required

application form or for the required examination materials.

EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS: Section 1. For each job (maximum of three) which you feel has best prepared you for the job of Debt

Management Specialist, include a 1-2 page (typed or printed) description detailing your duties and responsibilities. (Applicants serving provisionally

or temporarily in the title of Debt Management Specialist cannot include this as one of the three jobs.) Each job description should begin on a

separate page and begin with your job title, company name and location, dates of employment, and number of hours worked per week. This should

be followed by a description of your duties and responsibilities organized and formatted around the numbered items that follow. (1) Experience in

financial management involving the preparation, organization and implementation of complex financial transactions to meet policy goals. Include

your experience developing and managing a bond program, pricing and marketing bonds, making rating agency presentations or experience in

investment banking. Describe the type of program, the dollar amounts involved and the financial transactions for which you had responsibility. Also,

detail any experience you have had preparing financial reports, official statements, enabling bond legislation and reviewing bond documents. (2)

Experience in the design and implementation of investment policies and strategies and the use of interest rate derivatives to meet program goals.

Indicate your role in the planning, design and implementation of these programs, and the dollar amounts involved. Describe your experience using

computer spreadsheets or other computer applications for financial analysis. Describe any experience evaluating economic conditions influencing

bond markets. (3) Experience coordinating various parties and setting timetables involved in executing bond issues or other complex financial

transactions. Detail your role in coordinating these parties (i.e. bond counsel, tax attorneys, etc.) and how often you performed these activities.

Detail your role in the coordination process (i.e. were you in charge or did you assist in the process). (4) Experience managing debt service

budgets for bond issuance programs, managing accounting and reporting systems, and in producing management reports from accounting

information. Detail your experience managing request for proposals or other vendor procurement and contracting processes. Describe your

experience with regulatory compliance with Internal Revenue Service and other regulations for tax exempt municipal bond issuance including in

arbitrage compliance and reporting, managing accountants, auditors, tax lawyers and other professionals contracted to assist in tax law compliance

or other regulatory compliance. Section 2. On a separate page, include a list of degrees, certifications, licenses and courses that you have

completed which have prepared you for the job. Important Notes: (1) Make certain both your application form and your examination materials are

complete and separate documents not referencing the other, as your application form and supplemental examination materials may be separated

during the scoring process. (2) Examination materials should be clearly marked as such and each page should contain the examination title, exam

number and your social security number (do not include your name). (3) Do not include materials other than those requested above. (4) Your

examination will only be scored if you meet the minimum experience and training requirements outlined above and your CT-HR-12 and

supplemental examination materials are date stamped by DAS/Human Resources or postmarked by December 28, 2011. (5) Mail

applications/examination materials to DAS/Human Resources, Room 404, State Office Building, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

06106-1658 (Secure Fax #860-622-2875). If faxing materials make certain that your application form is complete and transmitted correctly and

without error. Keep a copy of your completed application/examination package and the fax transmittal receipt for your records. Incomplete faxes or

faxes received blank because pages were faxed upside down will not be accepted. (6) Due to the large number of applications received, we cannot

confirm receipt of applications. (7) Examination scores will be mailed by February 8, 2012. (8) A separate application/examination package

must be submitted for each exam you are applying for.

FORMS: Application forms (CT-HR-12) and exam announcements are available from the Department of Administrative Services

(http://das.ct.gov/employment) and at the Offices of the Connecticut State Job Centers.

6467 November 30, 2011

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.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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