Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related) (40 Hour)

Target class Transportation Planner 1

Recruitment #200109-1993FS-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Connecticut Careers Trainee, target class Transportation Planner 1 in the Environmental Resources Compliance Unit in the Office of Environmental Planning. We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team.

The Environmental Resources Compliance Unit ensures construction projects and maintenance activities are compliant with State and federal regulatory requirements and permits issued to the Department for work impacting regulated areas or natural resources. Responsibilities within this office also include oversight of erosion and sedimentation control, stormwater pollution control, and management of the Department’s noise program. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington and is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday. This position reports directly to a Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Environmental Planning.

This position will be responsible for performing environmental site inspections on active construction projects and will require regular field work in varying weather conditions. The position also includes utilization of ESRI software to map/verify drainage systems and noise barriers, as well as assisting with conducting noise studies and investigating and responding to drainage and noise complaints. This unit is also responsible for obtaining necessary permit authorizations for maintenance activities and emergencies. Key elements of this position include the ability to work collaboratively with Design and Construction project engineers and Maintenance personnel as well as conducting necessary coordination with State and federal regulatory agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the U.S, Army Corps of Engineers among others.

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.

*Annual salaries are to be set as follows: $48,427 (Bachelor's degree); $50,171 (Master's degree); $55,410 (second year of training)

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants MUST be legally authorized to work in the United States, possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Natural Resource Management or closely related degree; be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and possess and retain a valid Driver's license.

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.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

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 #112226.


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


Conducts field work and planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; conducts and directs surveys related to environmental studies, land use, 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. Field work will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.


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.


Candidate should have:

1. Possession and ability to retain a valid Driver’s License.
2. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Construction Management, Natural Resource Management or closely related degree.
3. Education and training regarding environmental inspection, including water and natural resources identification and evaluation.
4. The ability to utilize Microsoft Office, Adobe, Bluebeam and ESRI ArcGIS and related software and interpret other published documents and media such as aerial photography.
5. Familiarity with the State of Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control; and interpreting environmental regulations.
6. Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and collaboration skills.
7. Familiarity with construction plans, environmental permits, construction specifications.
8. The ability to work in an office environment as well as being able to adapt to all types of field environments (i.e. uneven ground, inclement weather conditions, working closely with active construction equipment, working within vegetated areas, and working adjacent to the traveling public).



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.