State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) (8876FE)

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$40.91-$58.88 Hourly / $3,272.42-$4,709.85 BiWeekly /
$85,410.00-$122,927.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

WORKING LEAD LEVEL: 
  • Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory level class and are assigned full time lead responsibilities for a unit with a minimum of two other transportation planners while performing unit work activities. 
  • For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead the final/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level to whom the employee reports. 
  • Assigned lead responsibilities may include the supervisory type activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties.
ADVANCED LEVEL: 
  • Incumbents in this class independently perform professional project and/or program management tasks above the full working level with limited review from supervising staff. 
  • Incumbents are responsible for overseeing and coordinating an entire project or program with statewide or regional impact or in a district where program or project size and complexity warrants. 
  • The nature of the work assigned is critical and sensitive, requiring direct contact with state, federal, municipal and/or industrial officials, boards and consultants. 
  • Decisions are based on many variables and directly impact the outcome of the program or project.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Transportation Supervising Planner or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Leads Transportation Planners and other lower level staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

WORKING LEAD LEVEL: 
  • As assigned by a supervisor, distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; 
  • Provides staff training and assistance; 
  • Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; 
  • Acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; 
  • Prepares correspondence; 
  • Performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED LEVEL: 
  • Performs complex tasks and assignments in developing, coordinating and reviewing transportation planning programs; 
  • Recommends, coordinates or participates in transportation demonstration projects; 
  • Participates in preparation and negotiation of agreements and contracts; 
  • Oversees and participates in corridor studies; 
  • Prepares and reviews reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations; 
  • Coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state and federal agencies, consultants and stakeholders as required; 
  • Reviews consultants’ work; 
  • Investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; 
  • May make presentations at legislative or public hearings; 
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; 
  • Knowledge of environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; 
    • forecast trends based upon empirical data; 
    • comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; 
  • Analytical ability; 
  • Lead ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must include individual responsibility for the coordination of complex planning projects in a relevant planning area.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 2.

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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

  • The classification of Transportation Planner 2 is assigned to Salary Group FS 25a.
  • Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 26.
  • The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FE 25

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FE 25 approved effective March 07, 2024. (Revised to modify the Minimum Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed section) Final 24-090

EFFECTIVE DATE

05/09/2024

CLASS: 8876FE; EST: 4/26/1974; REV: 5/14/2024;