Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Bureau Chief

Transportation Chief of Planning

Recruitment #200501-8858MP-001


Do you have a passion for all forms of transportation? Do you daydream about how to move people and goods in a safer, more equitable, and increasingly efficient manner? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks qualified applicants to apply for the position of Bureau Chief, Transportation Chief of Planning, supervising the Bureau of Policy & Planning!

Who We Are

We employ approximately 3,000 employees statewide in five distinct Bureaus. The mission of CTDOT is to provide a safe 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.

The Role

CTDOT is seeking an experienced transportation professional to lead the Policy & Planning Bureau for CTDOT. This position is part of the Department’s senior management team and reports directly to executive leadership. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in the transportation-planning sector. Superior skills in organizational development, oral and written communications, policy formulation, legal and regulatory compliance, technical proficiency, and extensive planning experience are required.

The Bureau Chief will lead a large organization of 100+ hardworking and dedicated professionals with a wide range of experiences and skills in transportation, all dedicated to carrying out a continued, coordinated and comprehensive statewide transportation planning process.

The Bureau is organized into five offices, each with distinct functions. Please view the links below to see what each has to offer and who they serve. 

In this key role you will:

  • Supervise and run the five offices that constitute the Bureau of Policy & Planning.
  • Help CTDOT adapt to evolving state and federal priorities relative to future transportation needs, issues, and standard methodologies.
  • Play an integral role in improving safety on our roadways for all users.
  • Work with your team to prepare the state’s long-term strategic transportation vision.
  • Fulfill all planning, environmental review, data collection, and reporting requirements as called for in state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Help shape long-term vision, strategy, and programs for serving the mobility needs of Connecticut’s residents and businesses while supporting economic growth, strong communities, and a healthy sustainable environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to improve the safety of the traveling public, enhance the environmental sustainability of the state's transportation systems, and help shape CTDOT policies and plans that will chart the future of transportation in Connecticut.

We offer our employees the option to participate in competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off. 

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 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 #31044.


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the Bureau of Planning in the development of a comprehensive, long range master transportation plan.


This position is responsible for overseeing operations and maintaining functions in the Bureau of Policy & Planning, which include administering staff and operations of the bureau; developing, implementing and evaluating bureau policies, goals, and objectives to meet transportation planning needs; designing and developing bureau programs and activities; implementing new procedures and procedural revisions pertaining to policies, personnel regulations, expenditures and administrative methods; preparing bureau budget; maintaining contacts with department, state, federal and local individuals regarding policy or program activities. This position also serves as policy advisor to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner; represents the Department at public meetings and legislative hearings; and may be asked to speak to the media. In addition, this position is responsible for administering collective bargaining agreements and major personnel decisions including but not limited to staffing, evaluation, promotion and training of employees; performing other duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; ability to administer a large scale transportation planning program relative to a long range master transportation plan; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Three (3) years of experience in a large scale transportation planning program in a managerial capacity.

1. Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision at an agency or organization.
2. For state employees managerial capacity is interpreted at the level of Transportation Assistant Planning Director.


• Accomplished leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in the transportation-planning sector;
• Experience transportation policy and regulations;
• Senior management experience at a significant organization;
• Experience leading a multi-disciplinary professional team to deliver large projects or programs;
• Experience coordinating and leading teams and proven track record of collaboration;
• Experience in organizational development and oversight;
• Prior government experience and familiarity of legislative and government budgeting processes;
• Ability to interact and coordinate among high-level stakeholders across various levels of government;
• Established relationships with relevant stakeholders, or ability to form them;
• Experience negotiating with outside agencies and contractors.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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