Durational Planning Analyst (Hybrid)

Recruitment #240327-6297AR-001


Are you passionate about community engagement and planning?

Do you love creating social media content?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Housing (DOH) is seeking an experienced Durational Planning Analyst in Hartford.


  • Competitive salary.
  • 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 an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Work for a Forbes top company: 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.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.

  • Full Time, 40 hours per week.
  • Monday through Friday.
  • Location: 505 Hudson Street in Hartford, CT.
  • There will be some opportunity for telework depending upon specific activities.
  • NOTE: Incumbent will be initially placed in a vacancy under durational appointment with an anticipated end date of September 2025. This appointment may be extended. Benefits and leaves will be subject to the appropriate collective bargaining contract language and Connecticut General Statutes.

    The Durational Planning Analyst is a key member of UniteCT, a team dedicated to fostering strong community relations and enhancing public awareness of the Department's initiatives. This role demands a dynamic individual with a passion for community outreach, social media proficiency, and the ability to translate complex program data into engaging, understandable content for diverse audiences. In addition, the successful incumbent will be accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring, and evaluating community programs. Some travel will be required. The Durational Planning Analyst will report to the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing.


    The Department of Housing, as the lead agency for housing matters for the State of Connecticut, is responsible for the creation of environmental review records for more than ten (10) federal grant programs associated with affordable housing and community development activities.      

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    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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    In a State agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in planning, monitoring and evaluating programs.


    • 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 of
      • principles and practices of state and regional planning;
      • federal, state and regional planning and development issues and programs;
      • research methods and techniques;
      • statistical analysis;
    • Skills
      • interpersonal skills;
      • oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to
      • interpret relevant state and federal laws and regulations;
      • utilize computer software.


    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.


    • 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 planning, public administration 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 in community engagement activities and outreach that involves meeting with clients.
    • Experience in community-based research that includes creating surveys, hosting focus groups and reporting data analysis from survey responses.
    • Experience in marketing, communication, and social media platforms that include Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
    • Experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish including conducting interviews.


    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.