The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation Planner 1 in the Office of Transit & Ridesharing in the Bureau of Public Transportation. This position is 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule, and will occasionally require evening or weekend hours.
The Office of Transit and ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs. The office manages the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system, CTtransit, CTrides and transit districts as well as major transit studies. CTDOT has a $240 million public transportation budget and leads the statewide transit network which provides more than 40 million trips annually with a fleet of over 1,200 buses.
This is an opportunity to work with and be mentored by accomplished career public transportation professionals. We are looking for self-motivated, collaborative project managers to work both inside and in the field coordinating with the regional planning organizations, transit districts, cities and municipalities, to develop our new transit initiatives, including automated bus pilots, bus rapid transit, and on demand micro transit services. Significant grant writing will be expected as well as team building, judgement, and analytical skills.
The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, alternate work schedule options and a multitude of other benefits. We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center and on-site cafeteria at our Headquarters facility. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.
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. You MUST select "Newington" or "ALL" in the work location section of the 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, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisory 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 Transportation Planner 1 vacancies that occur in the Bureau of Public Transportation in Newington 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and reference P#106173,108132.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; directs surveys related to safety, environmental studies, land use, suburban and urban population changes and transportation needs; develops, coordinates and evaluates transportation programs; collects, analyzes and updates data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects and programs and makes recommendations based on this analysis; performs trend, economic and environmental analyses of transportation related data; prepares statistical and written reports and environmental impact statements; reviews studies, surveys and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs and state and federal laws and regulations; provides planning assistance and coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; reviews proposed legislation and distributes information; may perform site analysis work; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.
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.
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.
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.
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.