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Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) (40 Hour) Target Class: Research Analyst


Looking to begin your career in the environmental field?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), currently has an opening for a Connecticut Careers Trainee, target class Research Analyst, in the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy unit based in New Britain, CT. Multiple subsequent openings are anticipated.

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.

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) 
  • 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) 
  • 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) 
  • 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) 
  • 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 Connecticut Careers Trainee, you will contribute research, written work product, and contribute to stakeholder engagement processes related to energy and broadband policy across a number of complex projects while working on a team. Assignments will increase in complexity over time as you develop your skills and experience based on training and feedback from managers.

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. The training program will last 2 years if you possess a Bachelor's Degree or 1 year if you possess a Master's Degree. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will be promoted to Research Analyst.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

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Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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 Jake Ferrari via email at


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


  • Experience conducting research or analysis;
  • Experience developing technical reports;
  • Experience orally communicating to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience working within a team to develop and complete a project;
  • Experience working on 2 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 mitigation, or environmental science.


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