Do you enjoy analyzing and interpreting data?
Are you passionate about conducting research?
If so, read below & apply today!
WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- Culture that encourages work-life balance
- An opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: Forbes State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the sale and distribution of drugs within Connecticut. We are responsible for the administration, compliance and enforcement of the state's Prescription Monitoring Program, Medical Marijuana Program, and Adult Use Cannabis Program. This includes all pharmacy inspections, auditing of different organizations within each program, investigations of health care professionals for improper prescription, diversion and misuse of controlled substance medications and issuance of all license types associated with the drug industry.
The Research Analyst will be responsible for duties that vary considerably depending on nature of program and current stage in its life cycle:
- 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
- Full-time (40 hours/week)
- 1st Shift 7:30am-4:00pm
- Hartford, CT
- Hybrid telework schedules available
WHO WE ARE:
The mission of the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is to promote a fair and equitable marketplace and to ensure safe products and services for consumers. The department is comprised of several divisions, each of which oversees the different industries that it regulates. The Drug Control Division oversees compliance and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the sale and distribution of drugs within Connecticut. We are responsible for the administration, compliance and enforcement of the state's Prescription Monitoring Program, Medical Marijuana Program, and Adult Use Cannabis Program. This includes all pharmacy inspections, auditing of different organizations within each program, investigations of health care professionals for improper prescription, diversion and misuse of controlled substance medications and issuance of all license types associated with the drug industry.
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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 research design and implementation.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- 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, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- research methods and techniques;
- 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- 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 summarizing analytical and statistical analyses of healthcare or distribution data into written reports.
- Experience in Statistical Modeling.
- Experience in Statistical Programing.
- Experience with statistical power analysis, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
- Experience using statistical techniques relevant to market research.
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.
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