Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Planning Analyst

Hybrid

Recruitment #221118-6297AR-001

Introduction

Are you a self-starter? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS), has a mission that we, along with our partners, provide person-centered programs and services to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

We are recruiting for a Planning Analyst to join our Planning and Improvement Office located at 55 Farmington Ave Hartford, CT.  This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.  

In this role, we would enable you to facilitate strategic planning efforts, that ensure the alignment of division and program plans with the agency-wide plan and the department’s Vision, Mission, and Values. Additionally, along with other duties as needed, we would have you:  

  • Develop mechanisms to track progress towards goals and objectives;  
  • Track implementation of strategic plans and provide technical assistance to staff;  
  • Support agency improvement efforts;  
  • Enact various models of organizational improvements such as; Lean or Six Sigma to move the agency closer to its strategic goals.  

You will discover the opportunity to:  

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  

We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

The Department of Social Services participates in E-Verify.  

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

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

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

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. 

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.   

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. 

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. 

If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings and last 2 attendance records and non-state employees may be required to provide 2 current letters of professional reference and resume.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.

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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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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in project management, tracking actionable deliverables noting and mitigating risk to success.  
  • Experience in the use of evaluation tools in decision making.  
  • Experience in change management including conducting needs assessments and stakeholder assessments along with communication planning.  
  • Experience leading teams including facilitation of diverse groups.  
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.

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.



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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.