of Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer (OTT) is recruiting for a Debt
Management Specialist in our Debt Management Division. The Debt
Management Division is responsible for the issuance, management, and accounting
for the State's several bonding programs. This is a full time (40 hours,
Monday - Friday) position centrally located in Hartford, CT.
All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of
their application with their submission. Please Note: You will be unable
to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact
Ronnell Young at Ronnell.Young@ct.gov or (860)702-3144.
This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC,
transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional
documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.
These documents may include: 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 the State Treasurer, this class is accountable for acting
as a specialist on financial matters relating to the management of the State's
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Acts as a specialist in the development of debt policy for one or more of
the State's borrowing programs; coordinates structures and schedules for debt
offerings of State and State related borrowers including quasi-public agencies,
as appropriate; interfaces with the Office of the State Comptroller, the Office
of Policy and Management and other State agencies involved in the debt issuance
process, internal and external auditors as related to debt management issues;
manages short-term borrowing program; monitors cash and bond accounts and any
earnings for compliance with United States Treasury regulations; monitors
ongoing compliance of state debt programs including disclosure and legal
requirements; responds to inquiries from financial analysts, bond holders,
rating agencies and citizens on state debt matters; develops administrative
policies and coordinates professional contracts with tax experts including
verification agents and law firms that assist the State in critical areas of
tax law compliance; monitors outside financial and legal consultants on various
financing program issues; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - 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 (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 accounting, business management, finance, economics or
public administration may be substituted for one (l) additional year of the
(1) Experience in financial management involving the preparation,
organization and implementation of complex financial transactions to meet
policy goals. Experience developing and managing a bond program, pricing
and marketing bonds, making rating agency presentation or experience in
investment banking. Experience preparing financial reports, official
statements, enabling bond legislation and reviewing bond documents.
(2) Experience in leading the design and implementation of loan
programs, bond indentures, investment policies and other strategies to meet
program goals. Experience using computer spreadsheets, loan cash flow
models, or other computer applications for financial analysis. Experience
evaluating economic conditions influencing bond markets.
(3) Experience coordinating various parties and setting timetables
involved in executing bond issues producing major reports or other complex
financial transactions. Experience leading inside and outside
professionals in completing time sensitive transactions with successful
(4) Experience managing debt service budgets for bond issuance
programs, managing accounting and reporting systems, and in producing
management reports from accounting information. Experience managing
requests for proposals or other vendor procurement and contracting
processes. Experience with regulatory compliance with Internal Revenue
Service and other regulations for tax exempt municipal bond issuance including
in arbitrage compliance and reporting, managing accounts, auditors, tax lawyers
and other professionals contracted to assist in the preparation of financial
statements, tax law compliance or other regulatory compliance.
(5) Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience is
drafting and interpreting state statutes relative to fiscal matters and bonding
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.
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