Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Recruitment #220726-6297AR-001


The State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM) seeks to hire a Planning Analyst in the  Intergovernmental Policy and Planning Division’s (IGPP) Office of Responsible Growth Unit.   

In this position you will work in the Office of Responsible Growth Unit.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team that recommends policy priorities and advises and assists leadership in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government in developing plans, policies, programs, and legislation to promote responsible growth areas.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) position conveniently located in Hartford, CT.  

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!

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Selection Plan

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 ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

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. 

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

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In a State agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.


In this position the incumbent will perform the following duties: 
  • Coordinate Executive Branch agencies’ compliance with the statutory and regulatory provisions of the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), including providing guidance and training for agency staff;
  • Ensure that OPM fulfills its statutory and regulatory roles associated with the CEPA and provide guidance to agencies as needed;
  • Manage the Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (RG/TOD) grant program;
  • Review Bond Commission agendas under CGS Sec. 16a-31(c);
  • Review Private Activity Bonds under CGS 32-141(b);
  • Develop statewide policies and provide advisory reports, as required, in support of the State POCD;
  • Coordinate OPM efforts related to the establishment and approval of the state’s regional economic development districts (EDDs);
  • Review proposed legislation/regulations, conduct legislative research, and prepare legislatively mandated reports;
  • Provide recommendations for implementing policy and program decisions relating to economic and community development, transit-oriented development,  housing, transportation, and the environment;
  • Represent OPM on various advisory boards, committees and workgroups, including the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Brownfield Remediation and Development Working Group, the Connecticut Environmental Review Team (CTERT), and on working groups associated with the Commission on Connecticut's Development and Future (CCDF);
  • Liaison to DAS, DECD, DOH, CHFA and CEQ;     
  • Provide oversight of the legislative process for the revision, adoption, and implementation of the Conservation and Development Policies: The Plan for Connecticut, including outreach to and coordination among affected state agencies, regional councils of governments (COGs), and municipalities;
  • Liaison to various COGs; and
  • OPM representation to assigned COG and their member municipalities.


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.


The preferred candidate will have the following:
  • Experience with a broad range of land use planning issues and related regulatory functions of government;
  • Experience communicating complex information in simplified terms, both orally and in written correspondence;
  • Experience solving problems and developing solutions through consensus building;
  • Experience dealing with local, regional, state and federal government officials;
  • Experience with the State of Connecticut legislative process and associated online tools; and
  • Experience administering grant programs.



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.