Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Information Technology Analyst 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210715-7603FD-001


Are you an Information Technology professional looking to advance your career?  If so, we encourage you to read below and apply today!


Who we are:


The State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board (TRB) is responsible for administration of the Teachers Retirement System and provides retirement, disability, survivorship and health insurance benefits for Connecticut public school teachers and their beneficiaries. The TRB maintains over 55,000 active accounts and provides almost $2 billion in pension payments to 37,000 retirees annually.


The role:

We are recruiting for a full-time Information Technology Analyst 1 in the Information Technology Division. This is a Monday through Friday, 40hr./week position. In this role you will provide technical support to both agency staff and external vendors in all aspects of software and network related functions. The candidate must have the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, provide recommendations to optimize workflow, assist in complex technical projects, and be familiar with large financial data sets.

Requirements of the position:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail 
  • Strong verbal and written communication 
  • Provide technical support to staff and clients 
  • Experience with MS SQL Server DBA (Structured Query Language Database Administrator)
The TRB is located at the newly renovated State Office Building, located at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, CT. This state-of-the-art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking and ergonomic workspaces.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

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.

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.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at and reference the recruitment number.


In a state agency Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for performing a range of information technology tasks and application development in an IT environment.


Service/Help Support: Responds to calls, email and personnel requests for technical support; tracks status of all problems and monitors open problems; resolves simple to moderate problems by providing support on hardware and software products; resolves simple to moderate technical calls from customers; acts as liaison between other technical staff, users and vendors regarding Help Desk and service requests; monitors personal computer (PC) performance; performs related duties as required.

Desktop Services: Diagnoses and resolves PC and simple software problems using a variety of diagnostic tools; uses diagnostic tools to identify hardware and/or software problems and initiates repair; rebuilds PCs and reconfigures user specific settings; installs new software releases of simple to moderate complexity; coordinates installation of and installs, modifies and maintains network components and PC hardware and/or software; assists in implementation of network and/or system hardware and software upgrades and/or enhancements; configures and installs terminal emulation software for host connection; performs related duties as required.

Network Services: Provides first level support for network connectivity, or related network issues for user community; assists with diagnoses and resolution of simple network problems; assists with the configuration of network components; resets and reinitializes devices when appropriate; assist in executing specific disaster recovery plans; provides user support and on the spot training to users; performs related duties as required.

Software Development: Prepares computer programs for solution of business problems from narrative statements, program specifications and other data as source materials; customizes software applications to meet user requirements; assists systems and application developers in analysis, design and development of information systems; prepares test data; performs system tests; debugs/corrects errors; diagnoses problems with operating systems specific to incompatibility with other applications; acts as liaison between other technical staff, users and vendors regarding basic application design and modification including database management systems; maintains and enhances existing programs; installs system upgrades and patches in support of application software; documents system changes and problem resolutions; participates in project planning sessions with team members to analyze requirements; uses programmer productivity tools; performs related duties as required.

Production Control: Performs technical functions in areas of documentation control, production control, systems software and production scheduling; responsible for effective utilization of production control software; prepares production schedule for computer processing; analyzes and resolves production control problems related to area of involvement; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of data control functions; considerable knowledge of IT equipment and diagnostic tools; knowledge of principles and techniques of computer programming; knowledge of programming languages; knowledge of principles of information systems; knowledge of principles and concepts of network environments; knowledge of computer operating systems; knowledge of fundamental principles and theories of business and planning functions; knowledge of principles and techniques of systems analysis, design and development; knowledge of capabilities of computer equipment and technology; considerable technical problem solving skills; considerable logic and analytical skills; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to install and maintain microcomputer hardware, software and network components; ability to prepare and maintain records, logs, reports, documentation, and manuals; ability to write, test and debug computer programs; ability to use programming development tools; ability to identify, analyze and resolve simple business and technical problems.


Five (5) years of experience in information technology (IT) operations support, programming or another IT related support area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing basic technical support work in such areas as: help desk functions; installing and maintaining basic computer hardware and software; basic technical work in data communications, microcomputer support, production control or programming; performing any closely related basic technical support function. 
NOTE: For State Employees basic technical support work is interpreted at the level of Information Technology Technician.


1. College training in management information systems, computer science or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science or electrical engineering may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as an Information Technology Analyst Trainee may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
4. For State Employees two (2) years as an Information Technology Technician may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience with ASP.Net, server-side languages (CSharp, JavaScript)
  • Experience with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Experience with Financial Data
  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Experience with Desktop or Helpdesk Support



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.