Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Recruitment #200110-6297AR-001



Within The State of Connecticut, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), this Planning Analyst position will be responsible for working with community organizations, DMV management and business partners to develop and implement new programs, services and strategic initiatives. This position also includes analyzing and conducting research relating to program development and policies as it pertains to the DMV units, the community and external partners. The position may also require speaking and conducting presentations before the public, external partners, state and federal officials at meetings, expos or conferences.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Thursa Hinson at or (860) 263-5640. 

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before individuals are certified for appointment.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.



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


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 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.


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.


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.


 We are giving preference to individuals who have demonstrated the following skills and abilities:  

1. Experience in strategic input and planning; organizing new programs and modifying existing programs.

2. Experience with conducting research, analyzing and tracking data from external partners and community outreach  programs.

3. Extensive experience with horizontal and vertical communications and strong oral and written communication skills.

4. Experience in creating communication plans for new initiatives and existing programs.

5. Experience in managing a network of external partners, customers and community organizations.

6. Experience in speaking and conducting presentations before the public, external partners, state and federal officials at meetings, expos or conferences and preparing documentation related to agency or organizational responses.



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

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