Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour)

Target Class: Planning Analyst

Recruitment #200805-2292AR-001



The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management’s (OPM)  Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division is currently accepting applications for a full-time, forty (40) hour per week, Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 hour) (CCT) position to work in the Criminal Justice Planning and Policy Division.


The intent is to hire a CCT and promote to the target class of Planning Analyst after successful completion of a prescribed training program. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on promoting a more effective and cohesive criminal justice system in the State of Connecticut.


Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of 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:


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


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


  • Administer, monitor and maintain oversight of federal and state grant funded programs operated by various state agencies, local governments and private providers.
  • Draft processes and procedures for federal grant funded projects. Evaluate federal grant proposals prepared by state agencies, local governments and private providers.
  • Serve as liaison to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), monitor compliance with federal mandates affecting multiple state and local agencies and prepare status reports and plans for submission to federal agencies.
  • Plan and coordinate forums, hearings and events to allow for public participation in development of statewide priorities and plans.
  • Coordinate and track outcomes of federally funded criminal justice demonstration projects; and prepare reports for submission to U.S. DOJ.
  • Analyze current services, fiscal data and performance measures to identify the most effective and efficient use of state and federal funds.
  • Assist higher level staff in planning and developing interagency initiatives to demonstrate new policy objectives and strategies with a specialized focus.
  • Participate in drafting statewide strategic plans involving multiple state and local criminal justice agencies; monitor success and challenges in executing plans; revise and update plans based on assessments and outcomes.
  • Assist higher level staff in developing policies, practices and procedures to support compliance with major federal and state legislation.
  • Pursue federal grant opportunities to generate resources for development and assessment of innovative policies, practices and procedures within the state-wide criminal justice system.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


 The preferred candidate will have:
  1. Relevant experience in criminal justice or public policy; 
  2. Completed coursework or a degree in criminal justice, public policy, or another relevant field; 
  3. Experience working with state or federal grants, including drafting grant applications and/or administering grants; 
  4. Experience working with the DOJ or other federal agencies; 
  5. Experience working with state criminal justice agencies or working with the state generally; 
  6. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; 
  7. Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced team environment;
  8. Ability to self-direct and work independently to manage workload and meet deadlines and/or;
  9. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other Microsoft Office products.




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.