Principal Health Care Analyst

Recruitment #220428-7206AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS), has a mission that we, along with our partners, provide person-centered programs and services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal human services environment? If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

We are currently recruiting for a qualified and talented Principal Health Care Analyst for our Health Services Division assigned to the Reimbursement, Con & Rate Setting Unit.  This position is located at our Central Office at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.  This position is full-time, first shift, with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.  

You will discover the opportunity to:  

  • Perform program management tasks in the evaluation of certificate of need applications from nursing homes and rate setting oversite pertaining to Medicaid.  
  • Perform public hearings at healthcare facilities.   
  • Prepare necessary related written documents and write final decisions.  
  • Conduct reviews of various health care facilities and/or provider applications.  
  • Review and evaluate financial and management records of health care facilities and/or providers.  
  • Analyze and make recommendations on impact of projects on other health care providers in Connecticut.    

What’s in it for You – Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:  

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut;
  • A healthy work life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

The Department of Social Services participates in E-Verify.  

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

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

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. 

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

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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, 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. 

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. 

If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings and last 2 attendance records and Non-State employees may be required to provide 2 current letters of professional reference.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to


OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY: This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the evaluation of budget and rate requests and certificate of need applications of Connecticut health care facilities and/or providers or may act as a healthcare policy lead for statewide healthcare initiatives.

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER: This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the evaluation of tasks relative to the health care plan for state employees and retirees or may act as a healthcare policy lead for statewide healthcare initiatives.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: This class is accountable for performing program management tasks in the evaluation of certificate of need applications and rate setting requests pertaining to Medicaid.


Coordinates, plans, assigns, reviews and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work projects; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; reviews and edits team output for accuracy, consistency and appropriate reflection of agency policy; independently reviews documentation and determines compliance with requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes and agency regulations; creates and coordinates development of analytical approaches to ascertain the accuracy and reasonableness of provided information; develops procedures, documentation references, computer programming and data base management to provide efficient and effective use of staff resources; organizes schedule of meetings, hearings and other administrative and/or investigative proceedings; prepares necessary related written documents and writes final decisions; may provide supervision and oversight of contractors to perform analytics for state programs; may participate in public hearings; may conduct reviews of various health care facilities and/or provider applications; may review and evaluate financial and management records of health care facilities and/or providers; may analyze and make recommendations on impact of projects on other health care providers in Connecticut; may plan, design and implement systems for evaluating financial and quality performance of state employee health care plans; may analyze the impact of proposed legislation, policy changes, budget options and rate change requests on program costs and services; may analyze data regarding new programs or changes to existing programs, including changes in reimbursement, to measure financial impact or to provide recommendations on rate setting; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may serve as hearing officer; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of financial management including organization, administration, management, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting; knowledge of health care administration and finance; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in interpretation and analysis of complex financial, statistical and technical data; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in financial management with some experience in health care management.

Note: Financial management is defined as professional accounting or auditing work with responsibility for the review and recommendation of financial policies and procedures of a business organization.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling 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 accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with some college courses in accounting or finance may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3. Professional experience in health care facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other health care related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of one (1) year.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:  

  • Experience in preparing healthcare policy impact analyses, data analytics, financial documents, and reports.
  • Experience interpreting and applying federal and state laws and regulations related to healthcare.
  • Experience in writing and developing detail financial reports and presenting at large public meetings.
  • Experience in principles and practices of financial management, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting.
  • Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, public health or other closely related field.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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