Department of Administrative Services

Transportation Planning Director (8894MP)

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$59.21-$80.73 Hourly / $4,736.75-$6,458.28 BiWeekly /
$123,629.00-$168,561.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning this class is accountable for directing the administration and operation of one of the Bureau offices.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Transportation Chief of Planning or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff of a planning office.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of a Bureau planning office; 
  • Coordinates, plans, and manages office activities; 
  • Formulates program goals and objectives; 
  • Develops related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; 
  • Evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares office budget; 
  • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of office who might impact on program activities; 
  • Plans, organizes and directs preparation, development and continual updating of transportation plans for Connecticut; 
  • Directs evaluation of a range of transportation and environmental alternatives; 
  • Serves as technical advisor to the Chief of Planning and/or Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Research on matters involving department transportation plans; 
  • Establishes and directs preparation of plans in accordance with bureau and department policy and long and short-range transportation goals, objectives and policies; 
  • Directs professional assistance to regional planning agencies and other sub-state districts, city and town officials, state and federal agencies and outside organizations or groups involved in transportation planning and related activities;
  • Directs and coordinates bureau cooperation with citizen groups;
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • techniques of professional management as applied to transportation planning and related activities;
    • state and federal transportation funding programs;
    • contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of transportation planning; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of professional experience in transportation, urban, regional, or environmental planning or engineering project management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity in transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning or engineering project management.

NOTE:

  • Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities, but the emphasis should be on management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
  • For State employees, this experience is interpreted at the level of a Transportation
    • Assistant Planning Director 
    • Transit Manager
    • Division Chief
    • Assistant District Engineer
    • Or an Executive Director of State Traffic Commission.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 71

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 Planning Director in Salary Group MP 71 approved effective July 31, 2009. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 8894MP; EST: 4/17/1990; REV: 4/21/2022;