Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related)

Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

Recruitment #190830-1993FS-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has a Connecticut Careers Trainee Position with a target class of Transportation Planner 1 within the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit & Ridesharing in Newington. This position is 40 hours per week, with a Monday through Friday work schedule.

Connecticut Careers Trainee is an entry-level position. Succesful candidates will receive training to develop technical rails skills and knowledge, and will be eligible for promotion to the classification of a Transportation Planner 1 following satisfactory completion of the training program. A candidate with a Bachelor's degree will serve a two (2) year training program. A candidate with a Master's Degree in civil engineering, transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning will serve a one (1) year training program.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their 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. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future vacancies for this job classification that occur in the Bureau of Public Transportation, in the next twelve (12) months. 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

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.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Maribel Flores at and reference position #31888.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.

This position will assist in preparing reports on the analysis of the impact of service changes and fare increases required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It will also assist with preparing federally-mandated updates to Title VI plans, National Transit Database annual reporting, bus and rail services standards, policies, and procedures for the Bureau. Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Research new park and ride lots for CTfastrak system parking- commuter lot expansions and addittions, coordinate agreements, and associated service changes, and fare increases required under Title VI, assist with preparing data and updates to Title VI plans, National Transit Database reporting, bus and rail service standards, policies and procedures for the Bureau. Maintain logs of public outreach as required under the Title VI plan, provide technical support to studies being led by other entities including Torrington Bus Facility, Transit Amenity Improvement/Maintenance Program, East Windsor Corridor Study, and other Studies as the come up. Assist in developing a program to improve communication with customers at bus stops for all CTtransit divisions, assist with customer outreach, manage UPASS agreements. Assist with the Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Pilot for Testing of automated buses on CTfastrak.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Ability to bring a group to consensus. Project management experience.



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.