Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Planning Analyst


Recruitment #220825-0007AR-001


Are you looking for the next step in your career? Interested in joining an outstanding team with the State of Connecticut? We encourage you to find out more information on our amazing role and apply today!

We, with the Department of Public Health (DPH), are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Lead Planning Analyst, within our Public Health Preparedness and Local Health Section. This is a new federally funded position. will be responsible for Our offices are centrally located at 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This is a full-time, first shift, forty (40) hour per week position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday. 

Please Note: This position is grant funded with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2024, and may be extended as needed.

Discover the Opportunity to:

  • Document, monitor, and evaluate all corrective actions identified in the DPH After Action Report (AAR) for the COVID-19 pandemic response
  • Evaluate the corrective actions, using multiple methodologies, implemented following the COVID-19 Response after action review
  • Review and analyze public health and healthcare preparedness plans to incorporate lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic response
  • Be apart of the on-call system implemented in Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), and to act as a DPH liaison at the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), or to fulfill planning or logistics roles in the ECC during declared emergencies and disasters.

Our section is responsible for the development and implementation of the state's public health emergency plan and initiatives. We promote the health and safety of Connecticut by preparing the state against public health emergencies and ensuring the timely response of emergency countermeasures through local and state means while maintaining equal access to preparedness services for all communities.

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
  • 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.

As a State employee, you have available a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, and a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

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

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
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  • 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.
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In a state agency, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for Planning Analysts engaged in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.

DEPARTMENTS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: This class may be used as a network planner accountable for programs and plans within a specific geographical region.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: This class may be used as the primary planner accountable for a large statewide planning effort coordinating work activities of state, regional or municipal agencies and resolving interagency policy issues.


Plans workflow and determines priorities; assigns and reviews work; establishes and maintains planning procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units and/or local/regional providers, councils and other organizations, agencies and outside officials regarding policies and procedures; performs a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of state and regional planning and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze policy; ability to interpret and evaluate research data; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in planning including developing written long term plans broad in scope and having impact on a number of operations.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in planning at the level of Planning Analyst.

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 perform these types of planning 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.


  • Experience collecting, cleaning and analyzing program data
  • Experience using and maintaining program evaluation and data management systems
  • Experience designing, developing, deploying and analyzing surveys as a component of a program evaluation
  • Experience planning and conducting workshops and focus groups as a means of gathering data
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and translating technical information, and qualitative and quantitative data into language appropriate for non-technical audiences
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing public health and healthcare preparedness plans



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.