Research Analyst

Recruitment #230816-6855AR-001


Do you have the desire to make a difference on a new and dynamic team?  
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), currently has an opening for a Research Analyst in the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy unit based in New Britain, CT.
Position Highlights
  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position on first shift. This position will be located in New Britain, with opportunities for hybrid work available.
  • As an employee of BETP, you will work within one of its four offices, all of which are in New Britain. The office to which you are assigned will be determined by the agency and can change depending upon business needs. You may also be assigned to projects with work across all offices in BETP. In all areas, equitable policy and program design and inclusive processes for public input are prioritized.
  • The Office of Energy Supply and Infrastructure (OESI) is responsible for developing policy related to renewable energy, conducting procurements for renewable energy to meet our state’s zero carbon electric grid goal, and implementing programs related to grid resilience and energy supply decarbonization.
  • The Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization (OBTD) works to research opportunities, challenges, and technologies that inform equitable and inclusive policy development centered around decarbonizing the building and transportation sectors. In addition, staff help advance the impact of equitable statewide energy efficiency investment and accelerate the transition of residential, commercial, and transportation sectors from fossil fuels to low-carbon alternatives.
  • The Office of Affordable Housing and Energy Retrofits (OAHER) designs and administers programs that reduce the energy burden of low- and moderate -income households through weatherization, decarbonization, and health and safety barriers remediation. With a specific focus on disadvantaged communities, OAHER targets emissions reduction goals in the affordable housing sector through participatory and inclusionary practices that improve the public health and wellness of vulnerable communities.
  • The Office of Telecommunications and Broadband (OTB) is focused on developing equitable policies and programs to bring the economic and social benefits of broadband access to the residents and businesses of Connecticut. Specifically, OTB works to ensure the universal availability and accessibility of high quality, affordable telecommunications services to all residents and businesses in the state.
  • BETP is a collaborative work environment with a team-based approach to most projects. As a Research Analyst, you will work with a team on a number of complex projects related to energy, decarbonization, and broadband policy and program implementation. 
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Sick and personal leave.
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • 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.
  • Engage in a rewarding career.
  • Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
  • Make a difference in the public sector.
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  
About Us
The Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP) is charged with developing policies and programs to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change; conserve, improve and protect Connecticut’s natural resources and environment; and provide equitable access to broadband and affordable, clean and reliable energy to the people and businesses of the state.

 For an inside look at what it is like to work as a State of Connecticut employee, check out the video below!

Selection Plan

Before you apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Nicholas Naples 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 one of the following: energy or utility policy or program implementation, renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation decarbonization, affordable housing development, broadband or telecommunications infrastructure, climate change, mitigation, engineering, finance, economics, urban planning, or environmental science; 
  • Experience working on federal or state program application, deployment, reporting and 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.