Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related)

Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

Recruitment #190802-1993FS-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), the Bureau of Policy and Planning is currently recruiting for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (CCT) with a target class of Transportation Planner 1 in the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects, Policy Unit. We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team.

This Unit plays a critical role in transportation project development and is responsible for performing studies on all modes of transportation that include transit, highway, maritime, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian. This Unit generates comprehensive, statewide planning documents, along with corridor and regional transportation studies. This Unit produces multi-modal corridor-wide needs assessments and alternatives analysis and develops near and long term implementation plans that can guide Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years. The studies produce a set of context-sensitive solutions to address identified deficiencies and needs, to ensure that projects are sensitive to the needs of the transportation system as well as the surrounding communities. This Unit also performs project management, reviews and comments on engineering design plans regarding bicycle and pedestrian elements, to identify safety issues and counter-measures to improve safety and reduce crashes. This Unit works closely with other Bureaus within the Department and with local, State and Federal partners. This engagement involves reviewing, synthesizing, and summarizing state and federal regulatory documents, extensive public speaking, and the presentation of materials to the public, local elected officials, and stakeholders.

Eligibility for promotion to the target classification of Transportation Planner 1 is earned upon successful 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 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 #106331.


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.

Duties of this CCT position will require the incumbent to:

• Prepare written materials, graphic design, maps, assemble and summarize data, and create charts, all in a manner that communicates complex information effectively.
• Provide project management support including analysis, drafting, and reviewing invoices, accounting materials, and draft planning documents prepared by consultants and other staff.
• Prepare and administer grants, including supporting materials.
• Technical review of engineering project plans.
• Create and maintain databases.
• Support the development of federally required plans such as the Long Range Transportation Plan, Federal Rail Administration State Rail Plan, and the federally required State Freight Plan.


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.


Candidates with the following degrees are preferred: Civil engineering; Geography; transportation, urban, or regional planning

Preferred knowledge, experience, and skills include: transportation planning tools, concepts and issues; Geographic Information Systems (GIS), graphic design software, statistical analysis software, database design and maintenance, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of tools. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential. Ability to work and collaborate in inter-disciplinary teams, ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities while meeting deadlines; and considerable organizational skills.



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.