Birth to Three Data Analyst

Associate Research Analyst: Hybrid

Recruitment #220517-6856AR-001


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Do you enjoy developing and implementing research projects? 
Does a career in public service excite you? 
If so, read below & apply today!  

The State of Connecticut, Office of Early Childhood (OEC), is now accepting applications for an exciting Birth to Three Data Analyst (Associate Research Analyst) role in Hartford, CT. This opportunity is full-time 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, with alternative/flex work and telework schedules available. 

Our Mission: To partner with families of young children to advance equitable early childhood policies, funding, and programs; support Department of Administrative Services Connecticut State early learning and development; and strengthen the critical role of all families, providers, educators, and communities throughout a child’s life. We will assertively remove barriers and build upon the strengths of historically disenfranchised people and communities to ensure fair access to OEC resources. 

Our Impact: The earliest years of a child’s life have a huge impact. They shape who that child will grow up to be, affecting their future health, education, and success. That’s why the OEC focuses on children from birth into grade school. Helping young children learn, develop, and overcome barriers will have benefits that last a lifetime. The Birth to Three System nationally and in Connecticut is continually evolving and as such the selected candidate must be open and adaptable to change.

What We Do: The OEC is a state agency that oversees a network of programs and services that help young children and families thrive. A key part of that work is supporting the providers, teachers, and other professionals who’ve dedicated their careers to caring for and educating children. OEC works hard to support and strengthen families in Connecticut. New parenthood and early childhood are extremely important moments in a person’s life and nurturing or harmful experiences during this time can have significant and long-lasting impacts. OEC acts on the overwhelming evidence that intervention early in life, is the most promising way to break the cycle of poverty. At OEC, we: 

  • Help parents find and pay for high-quality licensed childcare and camps.
  • Inspect and license childcare programs and camps, so parents can trust that their children are in good hands.
  • Offer trainings and resources to help parents build their parenting skills.
  • Oversee programs for families with children who have developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Help protect children and prevent child abuse Help early childhood professionals. 
  • Guide providers through the licensing and background check process.
  • Offer trainings, scholarships, and development opportunities to professionals to build their careers.
  • Provide funding to programs that offer services to families. 
The Role: As part of a dynamic and energetic team you will:

  • Assist with the administration of all aspects of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) including developing the State's system of general supervision, monitoring programs, identifying noncompliance, and working with the General Supervision Coordinator to track the timely correction of noncompliance.  
  • Act as the lead on completing reports required by the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs as developed and revised from time to time. 
  • Provide technical assistance to Early Intervention Service (EIS) programs and staff, managing the public facing website and blog content. 
  • Develop Birth to Three systems, procedures, and guidance documents/tools. 
  • Create data visualizations to present statistical program information, including graphs, bar and pie charts.
  • Present program information to various groups of stakeholders.
Benefits: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022. New State employees start at minimum of range. 

Watch the video below to see what it’s like to be a State of CT employee! 

Selection Plan

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.
  • 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
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • 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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
Connect With Us:
  • 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. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.


Performs most complex duties in area of research design and implementation; develops and conducts formal research methodologies and procedures and analyzes and evaluates data; designs data collection forms and develops procedures; performs complex statistical analysis; prepares comprehensive narrative and statistical reports; may prepare special reports for agency officials in response to inquiries from legislature or the public; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been conducting research at the level of Research Analyst.


  1. 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.
  2. A Master's degree in economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with full cycle application of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  
  • Experience tracking and evaluating documentation for compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Experience with dispute resolution as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 
  • Experience developing and presenting data training both in person and virtually.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Access and Excel to manipulate and analyze data sets in a professional setting. 
  • Experience evaluating and running statistics to produce ad hoc reports. 



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.