Principal Health Care Analyst


Recruitment #240201-7206AR-001


Are you someone looking to Make Your ImpaCT in public service?
If so, the Office of Health Strategy is hiring!

The State of Connecticut, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) is seeking a qualified individual to serve on our team as a Principal Health Care Analyst. This role will oversee the data analytic activities in the Healthcare Benchmarks Initiative established by Executive Order #5, now codified in C.G.S §19a-754f-k. See below for additional information on this great opportunity!

There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • 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
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • 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.
  • A healthy work/life balance!
You'd be able 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.

  • Performing data analytics and working directly with the actuarial experts and economists on data extracted from the All Payers Claims Database (APCD), OHS and other publicly available data resources to make data available as necessary to support program activities.
  • Working with and managing consultants and create reports and presentations.
  • Being accountable to the Manager of Healthcare Benchmarks Initiative, and work with consultants and other OHS staff as needed to obtain data feeds, collaborate on data analyses, and report creation for OHS, the public, state and private sector health care policy leaders.
  • Implementing the outpatient prescription drug transparency mandate C.G.S § 19a-754b for existing and new drugs on the market. This includes on an annual basis, working with representatives of the drug industry and health and human services agencies, utilizing the APCD and/or information reported by drug sponsors and manufacturers to identify and report on drugs provided at substantial cost to the state or are critical to public health.

The mission of the OHS is to implement comprehensive, data-driven strategies that promote equal access to healthcare, control costs and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut. OHS consists of three teams: Health Systems Planning, Health Innovation and Health Information Technology.

The Healthcare Benchmarks Initiative establishes healthcare cost growth benchmarks to monitor healthcare spending growth across all public and private payers, providers and populations in Connecticut, and primary care spending target and healthcare quality benchmarks.

We are a small state agency, but we have an influential role shaping the future of health care in CT. Come join our team!

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • 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
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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 question'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.
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
  • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY: This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the evaluation of budget and rate requests and certificate of need applications of Connecticut health care facilities and/or providers or may act as a healthcare policy lead for statewide healthcare initiatives.

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER: This class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor in the evaluation of tasks relative to the health care plan for state employees and retirees or may act as a healthcare policy lead for statewide healthcare initiatives.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: This class is accountable for performing program management tasks in the evaluation of certificate of need applications and rate setting requests pertaining to Medicaid.


Coordinates, plans, assigns, reviews and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work projects; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; reviews and edits team output for accuracy, consistency and appropriate reflection of agency policy; independently reviews documentation and determines compliance with requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes and agency regulations; creates and coordinates development of analytical approaches to ascertain the accuracy and reasonableness of provided information; develops procedures, documentation references, computer programming and data base management to provide efficient and effective use of staff resources; organizes schedule of meetings, hearings and other administrative and/or investigative proceedings; prepares necessary related written documents and writes final decisions; may provide supervision and oversight of contractors to perform analytics for state programs; may participate in public hearings; may conduct reviews of various health care facilities and/or provider applications; may review and evaluate financial and management records of health care facilities and/or providers; may analyze and make recommendations on impact of projects on other health care providers in Connecticut; may plan, design and implement systems for evaluating financial and quality performance of state employee health care plans; may analyze the impact of proposed legislation, policy changes, budget options and rate change requests on program costs and services; may analyze data regarding new programs or changes to existing programs, including changes in reimbursement, to measure financial impact or to provide recommendations on rate setting; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may serve as hearing officer; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of financial management including organization, administration, management, finance, budgeting, auditing and accounting; knowledge of health care administration and finance; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in interpretation and analysis of complex financial, statistical and technical data; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in financial management with some experience in health care management.

Note: Financial management is defined as professional accounting or auditing work with responsibility for the review and recommendation of financial policies and procedures of a business organization.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2. A Master's degree in accounting, finance or other closely related field or public health with some college courses in accounting or finance may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3. Professional experience in health care facility administration, health program administration, health insurance administration, health planning or other health care related fields may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of one (1) year.


  • Experience in complex Data analysis within healthcare.
  • Experience with actuarial analysis including health insurance plan within the healthcare system.
  • Experience preparing reports, charts and data analyses for stakeholders and the public using Microsoft and other presentation tools.
  • Experience with procurement and project management in the public sector.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.



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