Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Recruitment #191028-6297AR-001

Introduction

Within the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, this Planning Analyst position will be responsible for working with partners to develop statewide public health preparedness and response plans, monitoring local public health training and exercise activities, collecting and validating documentation pertaining to exercises, managing the program’s assets, developing multi-year training and exercise plans, and tracking programmatic improvements and outcomes associated with agency responses documented in after action reviews and improvement plans (AAR/IP). The position may also fulfill planning or operations roles under incident command systems during departmental or statewide activations.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sue Ciccaglione at Sue.Ciccaglione@ct.gov, (860) 509-7183.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a State agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans and develops new programs; monitors and modifies existing plans and programs; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding programs and plans; provides training and consultative services; develops procedures for programs; drafts regulations pertaining to programs and plans; analyzes and evaluates grant applications and requests for proposals; conducts special studies and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning; knowledge of federal, state and regional planning and development issues and programs; knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of statistical analysis; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws and regulations; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in planning including developing written long term plans broad in scope and having impact on a number of operations.

NOTE: Planning is defined as collecting and analyzing technical data (social, environmental, economic, governmental), determining problems and concerns, and developing long-term plans accordingly. These are formal, written plans, i.e., statements of goals and objectives, recommended alternatives for action, and policies and programs to achieve the goals and objectives. Generally, these plans will impact statewide activities or a large-scale corporation which has branch or satellite facilities. Candidates must often perform these types of duties the majority of time and the planning function must be the major thrust of the job.

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 planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in developing organizational or agency-wide plans, or standard operating procedures, and protocols for public health planning and responses;

  • Experience developing tracking systems that are used to analyze information collected from contract deliverables, after action reports, and improvement plans;

  • Experience convening staff from state and local agencies to inform plans, and to develop exercise or drill objectives;

  • Experience operating within a planning capacity under an incident command system structure, and preparing documentation related to agency or organizational responses;

  • Experience speaking and conducting presentations before state and federal officials at meetings or conferences.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes. If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.







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