Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Research Analyst

Recruitment #180822-6855AR-001

Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to help executive branch agencies use and manage data to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and policies. Working alongside the state’s Chief Data Officer, you will be directly involved in leveraging the power of data and analytics to help solve some of the state’s most challenging problems. 

Applicants are required to upload a resume and cover letter with their submission. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Candidates who do not submit the required documents above will not be considered. Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Carolyn Kozak at opm.recruitment@ct.gov or (860) 418-6324.

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: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

*If you are new to state service you start at the minimum salary. The salary is not negotiable. 

Selection Plan

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carolyn Kozak at opm.recruitment@ct.gov, 860.418.6324.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in research design and implementation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Develops and implements formal research projects and assists in these activities on more comprehensive and complex research assignments; analyzes, interprets and prepares data in a variety of ways; prepares narrative and statistical reports; develops computerized databases and analyzes and interprets computer generated reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of statistics; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis; ability to understand agency related policies and procedures as they relate to research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience using R and/or Python for data analysis; 
  • Experience with the design of compelling graphics and reports to present key findings and information;
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques with an understanding of basic statistical concepts;
  • Experience managing, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment; 
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills, with an ability to digest complex information and synthesize information from multiple sources;
  • Written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to explain complex, technical subject matter to a general audience.

Conclusion

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.  If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Carolyn Kozak at 860-418-6324 or carolyn.kozak@ct.gov







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.