Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Sustainability & Resiliency

Recruitment #220719-8876FE-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Planner 2 position to lead planning and program management for the Carbon Reduction Program and to improve the sustainability and climate resiliency of the state's transportation system.  If you're a team player who values accessibility, equity, safety, and environmental stewardship, this could be the role for you!

About Us: As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving the State’s resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

The Role: We are seeking a dynamic motivated candidate for this opportunity to improve the sustainability and climate resiliency of the state's transportation system and assets. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington.  This position reports directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Environmental Planning.

The Sustainability and Resiliency Unit is accountable for tasks necessary to meet the intent of the Governor’s Executive Orders #1 and #3, and   #21-3 which are aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint, reducing environmental waste, and increasing climate resilience.  This position will provide support for Sustainability and Resilience focused programs under the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), now known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with a primary focus on the Carbon Reduction Program. The position will aid in developing comprehensive policies and plans to assess and address the sustainability and climate resilience of the State’s transportation assets and infrastructure.  

The selected candidate will also be responsible for ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships both internally with planning and design teams as well as with other State and federal agencies and external stakeholders.  

This position will be responsible for overseeing development of the State’s Carbon Reduction Strategy and working with municipalities and Councils of Government to successfully administer the Carbon Reduction Program created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, hire for diversity and new perspectives, and accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
Connect With Us:
  • 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. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collaboration with Department Bureaus and local Councils of Government to ensure successful development of the State’s Carbon Reduction Strategy; Collaboration with Councils of Government and Municipalities to successfully administer the Carbon Reduction Program; spearhead department sustainability initiatives; and managing on-call consultant assignments.  Key elements of this position include the ability to make recommendations for Department manuals and guidance to include sustainability and resiliency into program and project considerations; investigating, researching, and staying abreast of trends within the industry; improving operations and processes; coordinating with State and Federal regulatory agencies and the public; presenting technical materials to diverse audiences; and other assignments or duties as deemed appropriate. See other duties here

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; knowledge of environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; analytical ability; ability to forecast trends based upon empirical data; ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; some lead ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must include individual responsibility for the coordination of complex planning projects in a relevant planning area.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geography, Sustainability, or closely related degree.
  • Experience with principles of Sustainability and Climate Change Resiliency.
  • Experience reading and interpreting design plans, studies in GIS, and other technical media such as aerial photography.
  • Experience developing presentations and effectively delivering complex materials to the public, municipal officials, other elected and agency officials, and senior management in both written and verbal formats.
  • Experience in Program and project management. 
  • Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite of applications such as Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.

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.

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.







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