Associate Research Analyst


Recruitment #230301-6856AR-001


Do you have a passion for research and the environment? Are you looking for truly meaningful work? If so, we may have the opportunity for you!

This hybrid position is full-time on first shift, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday and is based out of our New Britain, Connecticut location. 

We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
As part of BETP, you will work with a team on a number of complex projects related to energy, decarbonization, and broadband policy and program implementation.  You will be assigned projects to support policy and program development across subject matter areas within the Bureau. This will give you broad exposure while developing expertise in areas of focus. You may be assigned to work in areas such as:
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Zero carbon energy generation;
  • Regional coordination of energy issues;
  • Weatherization;
  • Deploying comprehensive clean energy and broadband resources in coordination with municipalities and other state entities. 
In all areas, equitable policy and program design and inclusive processes for public input are prioritized. BETP is a collaborative work environment with a team-based approach to most projects. You will also lead or contribute to research, writing, and public engagement projects that increase in complexity over time as you develop your skills and experience based on training and feedback from supervisors and managers.

As part of BETP, you will work within one of its four offices, all of which are in New Britain. The office to which you are assigned will be determined by the agency and can change depending upon business needs. You may also be assigned to projects with work across all offices in BETP. In all areas, equitable policy and program design and inclusive processes for public input are prioritized.

The Office of Energy Supply and Infrastructure (OESI) 
OESI is responsible for developing policy related to renewable energy, conducting procurements for renewable energy to meet our state’s zero carbon electric grid goal, and implementing programs related to grid resilience and energy supply decarbonization.

The Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization (OBTD) 
OBTD works to research opportunities, challenges, and technologies that inform equitable and inclusive policy development centered around decarbonizing the building and transportation sectors. In addition, staff help advance the impact of equitable statewide energy efficiency investment and accelerate the transition of residential, commercial, and transportation sectors from fossil fuels to low-carbon alternatives.

The Office of Affordable Housing and Energy Retrofits (OAHER) 
OAHER designs and administers programs that reduce the energy burden of low- and moderate -income households through weatherization, decarbonization, and health and safety barriers remediation. With a specific focus on disadvantaged communities, OAHER targets emissions reduction goals in the affordable housing sector through participatory and inclusionary practices that improve the public health and wellness of vulnerable communities.

The Office of Telecommunications and Broadband (OTB)
OTB is focused on developing equitable policies and programs to bring the economic and social benefits of broadband access to the residents and businesses of Connecticut. Specifically, OTB works to ensure the universal availability and accessibility of high quality, affordable telecommunications services to all residents and businesses in the state.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

The Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP) is charged with:
  • Developing policies and programs to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
  • Conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and environment.
  • Providing equitable access to broadband and affordable, clean and reliable energy to the people and businesses of the state.
To learn more about what it's like to work for the State of Connecticut, check out the video below!

Selection Plan

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


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 interacting with and explaining information to internal and external stakeholders using oral and written communications, both digitally and in person;
  • Experience with research design and implementation, including developing formal research methodologies, analyzing data, designing collection forms, performing statistical analysis, and preparing reports;
  • Experience writing technical reports, white papers, position papers, policy papers, or academic articles that provide conclusions or recommendations supported by documented evidence;
  • Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis and synthesizing results to develop recommendations for actional use;
  • Experience working both independently and collaborating with a team to manage two or more projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 applications;
  • Experience coordinating federal or state program applications, deployment, reporting and administration;
  • Experience in one or more of the following disciplines: energy or utility policy or program implementation, renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation decarbonization, affordable housing development; broadband or telecommunications infrastructure, climate change mitigation, engineering, finance, economics, urban planning, or environmental science.



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