Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Assistant Planning Director

Recruitment #190923-8828MP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Policy and Planning has a position available for a Transportation Assistant Planning Director in the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to help shape DOT policies and plans that will chart the future of transportation in CT. This Office is composed of approximately 25 professionals who cover a broad range of functional areas responsible for developing and guiding the strategic transportation plans, policies, projects, and programs of the State of Connecticut. These include conducting the complex planning analyses required for strategic planning with emphasis on performance management, and performance–based strategic transportation plans including highway and transit planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, freight planning, Transit-Oriented Developments, analysis of congestion pricing, intermodal planning, traffic impact analysis, monitoring DOT performance, research, developing sustainable transportation policies and practices and development of tolling studies.

The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, and a multitude of other benefits. We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria, and ample free parking. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and the Preferred 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.

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

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.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Reference #31086.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning, this class is accountable for assisting a Transportation Planning Director in the administration and operation of one of the Bureau offices.


The Transportation Assistant Planning Director will work under the supervision of the Director of Planning and directs staff and operations in the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects. The Assistant Director coordinates, plans, and manages the activities of work groups or units in the Office; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policies; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of the Office budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside the Office who might affect or be affected by program activities; may direct or plan specific transportation activities; directs preparation of recommendations for modes of travel or systems of transportation: directs preparation and analysis of transportation and transportation related data; directs preparation of technical studies and reports concerning various modes and systems of transportation including analysis of all appropriate alternatives; directs participation with Federal, State, regional and local officials and agencies as well as general public and special interest groups; directs reviews of transportation and transportation related plans and projects to determine consistency with department goals, objectives, policies, programs, plans and projects; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of transportation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity involving transportation planning, urban planning, regional planning or transportation environmental planning.
Note: For State Employees supervisory capacity will be interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Planner.


Highly preferred qualifications include considerable experience and knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. The latter should include experience working with state and local elected officials, and public speaking.



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.