Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Recruitment #210909-6297AR-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is hiring! We are looking for an energetic and progressive individual to join the DPH/DSS (Dept. of Social Services) Joint Operations Team (JOT) as a Planning Analyst. The JOT is a new unit that bridges DPH & DSS for the purpose of coordinating COVID related activities, providing continuous improvements and oversight in the areas of population testing; community support; contact tracing; CDC funded cooperative agreements; contract management and assisting with other covid-related activities as needed.

A key role for the JOT and agency overall, has been in the areas of data compilation, analysis and reporting as well as project management; process improvement; and developing PowerPoints and making presentations.

Discover the opportunity to :

  • Conduct weekly data analyses on testing trends for internal testing operations workgroup’s decisions on site management  Produce monthly briefing regarding changes in the Community Testing Program for Commissioner audience 
  • Conduct data analyses on testing trends for DPH Commissioner and COO audience
  • Develop process maps for JOT workgroup on financial processes and identify key outstanding questions for performance improvement
  • Create tools for new project development that simplify downstream reporting/submission to federal sources
  • Develop project management tools to track JOT contracts in development and for payment disbursement
  • Conduct data analysis to flag towns for testing operations workgroup review based on epidemiological metrics
  • Conduct costing analysis

This is a new position for a new team still in development. Our ideal candidates will be independent workers with an entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to the technical needs of the position, these new hires will assist the director and manager in continuing to build the team. This is a unique opportunity in State service to be part of something that has the potential to create processes and practices that will impact the Department of Public Health going forward.

Please Note: This position is grant funded with an anticipated end date of 12/31/2023

The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state. 

DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.

Are you interested in joining our team as a Planning Analyst? We encourage you to apply today! This position is conveniently located in Hartford, CT. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week. At this time, the team is primarily on-site in the office with the option to telework 50% of the time.

We offer a competitive benefits package, excellent health care, generous leave policies, retirement plan, and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.  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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

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

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Chelsea Moore at Chelsea.Moore@ct.gov

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 with process improvement, i.e LEAN methodology
  • Experience with data compilation including analysis and reporting
  • Experience using Microsoft Office including Excel

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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