Are you looking for an opportunity where you will be able to perform a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs? If so, we have just the role for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for a Planning Analyst to be a part of our Communications Office. This position is located in the DSS Central Office, 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. This is a hybrid role with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our Communications Office provides a full range of public information and communications, news media relations, information and referral, and client advocacy services in support of the Department's mission and statutory mandates. In this role, we will have you support the work of the Communications Office as well as provide customer service to further facilitate the Department's vision of a Connecticut where all are healthy, secure and thriving Along with other duties as needed, you will:
- Primarily work with the web postings and the social media presence of the agency
- Provide customer service when needed
- Support the privacy/breach/FOIA functions of the Communications Office
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:
- Excellent health and dental coverage
- A generous retirement plan
- Paid time off
- A healthy work/life balance
We encourage you to come see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DSS team!
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- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- The Department of Social Services participates in E-Verify, which is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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- 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- 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.
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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.
- Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives via email at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a State agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans and develops new programs; monitors and modifies existing plans and programs; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding programs and plans; provides training and consultative services; develops procedures for programs; drafts regulations pertaining to programs and plans; analyzes and evaluates grant applications and requests for proposals; conducts special studies and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
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.
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 planning, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preference will be given to those with the following:
- Experience writing for public releases/information and researching/writing/editing news releases/statements
- Experience disseminating information in and accurate and timely manner in public/media presentations
- Experience in news media relations
- Experience in an executive office environment
- Experience managing multiple priorities and assignments
- Experience collaborating and acting as a representative/liaison for an agency/organization with internal and external stakeholders from varying backgrounds and fields
- Experience researching, staying up to date, and developing an in-depth level of knowledge on varying complex programs and topical issues
- Experience completing little or error free work with little room for error in the course of typical job responsibilities in a public facing role
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.