Lead Planning Analyst

Recruitment #220830-0007AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Lead Planning Analyst. This position will work within the DPH Public Health Systems and Equity office.  This position is conveniently located in Hartford with a 40 hour work schedule of Monday through Friday. There is some opportunity for a partial telework schedule (up to 50% of scheduled hours) based on agency needs. Please Note: This position is grant funded with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2023, and is likely to be extended for an additional year.

The Lead Planning Analyst will participate in the implementation of the Public Health Workforce Crisis Cooperative Agreement grant. This position will advance the DPH workforce development program in cooperation with the Department's Human Resources, Emergency Preparedness, and other divisions. This position requires program development skills and the ability to cooperate across divisions and programs. The Lead Planning Analyst will assess needs and propose strategies to establish a program within the context of needs triggered by COVID-19 and with a long view toward strengthening and retaining a strong workforce within DPH. This position will contribute to developing mechanisms for monitoring program performance and will conduct program evaluation analyses. The Lead Planning Analyst will also coordinate program activities with four large workforce development projects conducted by external contractors.   

The DPH received the Public Health Workforce Crisis Cooperative Agreement grant to address a public health workforce crisis most apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department is working with state partners to advance several initiatives to support training and continuous education in the public health field. These include training volunteers, exposing high school and early college students to the field of public health, creating summer enrichment programs, and providing tuition subsidies and scholarships for graduate studies in public health. The Department is also creating internships and professional development opportunities for staff working at the agency and partner organizations. 

The Mission of 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.

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

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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.
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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 strategizing and prioritizing public health initiatives to develop a comprehensive system wide plan;
  • Leadership experience in workforce development and planning;
  • Experience using communication skills to include public speaking;
  • Experience establishing collaborative relationships across community partners and internal stakeholders;
  • Experience working on federal grants, including oversight of programmatic, fiscal, and compliance aspects; and
  • Experience with analyzing public health metrics/data in the areas of workforce development, program performance and evaluation.



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