Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Recruitment #201216-6297AR-001


Who We Are
Our mission at the Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. We believe in:

  • INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principles.
  • RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude.
  • OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.
The Role
The ADS is currently seeking a Planning Analyst to join our State Unit on Aging (SUA). In this key role you are responsible for the State Plan on Aging along with planning, monitoring and evaluating programs and initiatives. 

In this position, you will: 
  • Develop and write the State Plan on Aging, as required by the federal Older Americans Act, every three years;
  • Monitor SUA progress quarterly during three-year plan, revising plan as needed;
  • Connect data collection and planning efforts for the SUA;
  • Learn the data system to support SUA staff with Management Information Systems (MIS);
  • Provide back-up MIS support to staff;
  • Collect and analyze technical data and conduct statistical analyses using MIS;
  • Provide oversight of area agency on aging Area Plan development;
  • Update and oversee SUA portion of Emergency Preparedness Plan/COOP, coordinate with other agency emergency preparedness plans;
  • Represent the SUA on planning workgroups, including strategic planning;
  • Develop and implement monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance processes and tools, including logic models, for programs and grants;
  • Develop and implement improvement plans for programs;
  • Seek new grant funding opportunities that meet State Plan goals ;
  • Write grants applications to obtain funding for programs and initiatives;
  • Write reports, including program narrative and program statistical reports, for the SUA;
  • Write Request for Proposals for projects;
  • Write Program Instructions to provide procedural guidance for programs;
  • Coordinate with and support SUA staff on planning initiatives;
  • Develop, write and revise department regulations;
  • Evaluate grant applications.

Selection Plan

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Raisa Capellan at


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.


  • Experience with policy or planning in the field of Aging;
  • Experience with databases, Management Information Systems (MIS) for data collection, reporting and analysis;
  • Experience writing formal, written agency and program plans, reports and grant applications; 
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating programs.



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.