Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Engineer Trainee (40 Hour)

(Target Class of Trans. Engineer 1 (Engineering)

Recruitment #180726-8741FS-001

Introduction

This recruitment is for Transportation Engineer Trainee (Engineering) positions that will be located in Hartford, Milford, Newington, Old Saybrook, Rocky Hill, Norwich, New Haven, Thomaston and Torrington. If you are interested in a Transportation Engineer Trainee (Engineering) position in any of these locations, you should apply to this recruitment. This recruitment may be used for future vacancies in these locations for at least 3 months and up to a year.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications for Transportation Engineer Trainee positions in various locations Statewide.  Transportation Engineer Trainee positions are DOT’s entry level engineering positions.  Transportation Engineer Trainees receive training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge, and perform a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.  Transportation Engineer Trainees are eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) after successful completion of the one (1) year training program.  These positions are full time, 40 hours per week and are in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.  

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application, and must upload a cover letter with their submission.  In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documents and submit your application.  Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.  

NOTE:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service,  licensure, employment/ supervisory references, etc.  

*Applicants must select the location(s) in which they wish to be considered for on their application. Failure to indicate a location listed above will result in the applicant not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.

Selection Plan

To be considered, candidates must possess at the time of hire, a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university, or Professional Engineer (PE) licensure or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Other minimum qualifications for this position are a general knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of computer aided design software and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing design details. A valid driver’s license and availability to attend occasional meetings or training outside of normal working hours may be required. Some travel and field work may be required.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Jackie Ouellette at jackie.ouellette@ct.gov.   Reference: TE Trainee(E). Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.

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 www.ct.gov/ethics.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) licensure or Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.

2. Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) licensure or Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.

3. Possession of at least Level III certification, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the General Experience requirement:

a.  Transportation Construction Inspection Program - Highway Construction Inspection.

b.  Construction Materials Testing Program - Asphalt or Concrete.

c.  Transportation Program - Highway Materials, Highway Surveys or Highway Construction Inspection

4. Possession of a Level III Survey Technician Certification from the National Society of Professional Surveyors may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred qualifications may include an engineering degree in a relevant discipline, achievement of a highly successful grade average in relevant engineering courses, specific engineering-related computer software knowledge, strong oral and written communication skills, work ethic and interest to work in the transportation engineering field.  Professional ambition demonstrated by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and a future goal to pursue professional licensure is a plus.  Relevant information such as taking the FE exam, possession of any licensure or pending licensure, any engineering specialization or concentration in college, relevant internships or coursework, or area of engineering that is of special interest must be included in the application package.    

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.