Research Analyst

Recruitment #230605-6855AR-001


Do you have a passion for research and the environment? Are you looking for truly meaningful work? If so, we may have the opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Office of Climate Planning currently has an opening for a Research Analyst position to support Connecticut’s Climate Action through the planning and implementation of climate mitigation strategies and policy to ensure Connecticut meets its carbon emissions reduction goals across all sectors. Such strategies include, but are not limited to, advancing plans to incentivize the use of zero emission vehicles, increase energy efficiency, decarbonize buildings, and provide a zero-carbon electric supply by 2040.        
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
The Office of Climate Planning has a collaborative work environment with a team-based approach to most projects. The Research Analyst for climate mitigation strategies will report to the Director of the Office of Climate Planning and work in partnership with the members of the climate planning team and the other programs in the Office of the Commissioner, including the Offices of Environmental Justice, Planning and Program Development, Communications, and Governmental Affairs. The Research Analyst for climate mitigation strategies will coordinate their projects most closely with staff in the agency’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy in the Energy Branch and the Bureau of Air Management in the Environmental Quality Branch (see DEEP’s structure and mission).

CT DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut's natural resources and environment as well as making affordable, clean and reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in building Connecticut's green economy and fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future.

DEEP's Office of Climate Planning is located in the Office of the Commissioner and as such advises agency leadership on plans and policies to equitably and affordably plan for Connecticut's transition to a decarbonized economy and to enhance the climate resiliency of our natural and built environment. The Office works in partnership with the Energy, Environmental Conservation, and Environmental Quality branches of DEEP to meet the state's statutory emissions reduction goals of 45% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 and a zero-carbon electric supply by 2040; as well as addressing the impacts of climate change on the state and its communities.

The Office takes a leading role on interagency and public participation in the climate planning process, including administering the Governor's Council on Climate Change and coordinating the implementation of climate policy through legislation, executive orders, and government plans and programs. The office participates in the implementation of ongoing and emerging federal funding opportunities for climate action - primarily through EPA, DOE, NOAA, and FEMA – with the historic funding investments of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. This work includes assisting partners in local government, regional Councils of Governments, and environmental organizations to compete for federal grants for climate mitigation and resilience. The office conducts these activities with a focus on equity and environmental justice to ensure the costs and benefits of climate mitigation are shared and that vulnerable communities are prioritized in climate adaptation and resilience strategies. 

The Office also coordinates Connecticut's commitments to national and international climate action, including representing the state in the Under 2 coalition and the US Climate Alliance.


Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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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.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in research design and implementation.


  • Develops and implements formal research projects and assists in these activities on more comprehensive and complex research assignments;
  • Analyzes, interprets and prepares data in a variety of ways;
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports;
  • Develops computerized databases and analyzes and interprets computer generated reports;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • research methods and techniques;
    • statistics;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • analyze data;
    • develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis;
    • understand agency related policies and procedures as they relate to research.


Six (6) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.


  • 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.
  • A Master's degree in economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience writing technical reports, white papers, position papers, policy papers, or academic articles for a general audience that provide conclusions or recommendations supported by documented evidence;
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis and synthesizing results;
  • Experience with oral and written communication, both digitally and in person, to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience managing the development and completion of a project either with a team or individually;
  • Experience working on two or more projects simultaneously, while adhering to deadlines;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 applications;
  • Experience or coursework in any of the following: climate change mitigation (greenhouse gas emissions reduction) strategy planning; environmental justice; air quality, energy, or utility policy; renewable energy; energy efficiency; building decarbonization; transportation decarbonization; air pollution; engineering; finance; economics; urban planning; sustainability; or environmental science;
  • Experience working on federal or state program application, deployment, reporting or administration.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.