Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #181130-8875FS-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation Bureau of Policy and Planning, has an opening for a Transportation Planner 1 position in the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects, Policy Unit. We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team.

This Office of Strategic Planning and Projects, Policy Unit plays a critical role in transportation project development and is responsible for generating comprehensive, statewide planning documents including the Long Range Transportation Plan, and the Multi-Modal State Freight Plan. This unit is responsible for Transit Oriented Development planning, economic analyses, sustainability and resilience planning, along with corridor and regional transportation studies. This unit also performs project management, reviews and comments on engineering design plans for bicycle and pedestrian elements, and supports other statewide policy and planning initiatives, including the autonomous/connected vehicles and infrastructure, public transportation, and congestion management. This unit works closely with other Bureaus within the Department and with local, State and Federal partners. This involves reviewing, synthesizing, and summarizing state and federal regulatory documents, extensive public speaking, and the presentation of materials to the public, local elected officials, and stakeholders.

Selection Plan

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Brame at Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting transportation planning studies, programs and documentation activities pertaining to the State transportation planning program.


Prepare written materials, graphic design, maps, assemble and summarize data, and create charts, all in a manner that communicates complex information effectively. Provide project management support including analysis, drafting, reviewing invoices, accounting materials, and draft planning documents prepared by consultants and other staff. Analyze complex federal and state legislation, rulemakings, and notice of proposed rule makings, and prepare summaries and recommendations. Additional duties include the preparation of grants, including supporting materials; review of engineering project plans; create and maintain databases; compile, analyze and communicate demographic, economic, and real estate market data and information.


Knowledge of transportation planning theories, practices and procedures; knowledge of various transportation problems as related to urban centers; knowledge of related social, economic and environmental considerations; knowledge of state transportation conditions and probable trends; knowledge of basic engineering principles; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct transportation planning and environmental studies; ability to use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; ability to understand and interpret laws, rules and regulations; research ability.


Six (6) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


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 civil engineering, transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees three (3) years of experience as a Transportation Planning Assistant 2 or Transportation Engineer Technician may be substituted for the General Experience.


Candidates with the following degrees are preferred:
Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Environmental Planning, Accounting, and Finance.

In addition to the degree areas listed above, preferred knowledge, experience and skills include: transportation planning tools, concepts and issues; Geographic Information Systems (GIS), graphic design software, statistical analysis software, database design and maintenance, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of tools. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. Ability to work collaboratorily in inter-disciplinary teams.


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.



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

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