The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Policy and Planning has a position available for a Transportation Planner 1, within the Roadway Information Systems Section, Roadway Inventory Unit.
The Roadway Inventory Unit is responsible for keeping accurate current and historical linear and asset data on almost 22,000 miles of public roads in Connecticut. Through various efforts data is collected and validated on a project level basis for state and local roadways. The unit is responsible for tracking, documenting, and maintaining all identified roadway asset data for use in meeting reporting requirements including, but not limited to: the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), and Official Mileage Declaration report to FHWA. This data supports various critical CTDOT functions including: asset management, project prioritization and coordination, financial tracking, funding eligibility, safety analysis, Federal and State reporting requirements, and performance management, among others.
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.
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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
This position will work under the direction of a Transportation Planner 2 or an employee of a higher grade, assisting the lead planner in the overall operations of office processing of required roadway inventory system asset data as well as reporting of Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). HPMS Data collected needs to be of high quality. This data is incorporated into a powerful database used by FHWA to determine extent, condition, performance, use and operating characteristics of the nation’s highways. HPMS data are used for assessing and reporting highway system performance under FHWA’s strategic planning process. This data is used to determine apportionment of Federal-aid highway funds available to each State.
Daily tasks include;
• Ensure high quality roadway data is collected, vetted, processed, stored, and made available to report, display, edit, and publish road network and asset data for internal and external customer consumption;
• Analyze data, perform quality control procedures, and have it accurately made available to display for visual and analysis purposes;
• Ensure proper integration of roadway data into the LRS of record, assistance in the development of supplemental collection plans for requested safety and asset management related that support critical Department functions;
• Create extract reports of various assets for comparison, analysis, and cross validation as well as develop reports to provide summary data;
• Work closely with various internal and external partners and customers including FHWA, municipal officials, regional organizations, state officials etc. to identify and integrate roadway assets into the HPMS data set;
• Some public speaking and strong written and verbal communication skills will be 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.
Candidates possessing the following degrees are preferred: Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Construction Management
In addition to the degree areas listed above, preferred knowledge, experience and skills include:
1. Transportation planning tools, concepts and issues; statistical analysis software, database design and maintenance, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of tools.
2. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
3. Experience/familiarity with computer programming languages;
4. Knowledge of statistics and a strong mathematical background as position involves considerable computer work and performing statistical and mathematical analysis and calculations;
5. Excellent attention to detail;
6. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
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.