Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Research Analyst

Hybrid

Recruitment #220707-6856AR-001

Introduction

Are you looking to advance your career while being able to make a difference in your community? If so, we are looking for someone to Make an ImpaCT as an Associate Research Analyst within the Department of Aging and Disability Services!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS), is an agency whose mission is to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. 

Within ADS, our State Unit on Aging (SUA) is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Associate Research Analyst (PCN 34052). This role will be located at 55 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position. The work schedule is first shift, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note: This position requires travel both in and out of the State.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Oversee all required Management Information Systems (MIS) work for the SUA, including statewide data collection, analysis, reporting and evaluation as well as technical support and training 
  • Be responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual State Program Report to the Federal Administration for Community Living
  • Ensure accurate data submission requirements and deadlines
  • Develop and implement data collection tools including using survey methodologies
  • Provide statistical and data analysis and the evaluation of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Write formal reports including instructional, analytical and government reports
  • Provide technical support, oral presentations and training to staff and contractors for their data collection and reporting
  • Extract, apply and analyze data from multiple data sources including the Census Bureau and American Community Survey data to identify population needs for the State Plan on Aging and grant applications

The State Unit on Aging ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence. The unit is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive and integrated service delivery system for older persons in Connecticut. 

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, 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.

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

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 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization. 

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 performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs most complex duties in area of research design and implementation; develops and conducts formal research methodologies and procedures and analyzes and evaluates data; designs data collection forms and develops procedures; performs complex statistical analysis; prepares comprehensive narrative and statistical reports; may prepare special reports for agency officials in response to inquiries from legislature or the public; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been conducting research at the level of Research Analyst.

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 economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with creating and administrating a database 
  • Experience with developing and implementing data collection tools including utilizing survey methodologies
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis and evaluation of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience with presentation of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience with extracting, applying and analyzing data from multiple sources including Census data and American Community Survey data
  • Experience presenting data orally and in written formal reports including instructional, analytical and government reports

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.







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