Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Rail Officer 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200729-8898FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Transportation Rail Office 2 available in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Rail, Construction and Maintenance of Way Unit. This position is 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule, and will occasionally require evening or weekend hours. 

This position will coordinate daily field coverage and perform daily inspections as necessary. Direct oversight of consultant teams that are providing construction engineering and inspection services.  Perform field site inspections of repairs and performance of railroad maintenance of way (MOW) forces.  Perform field audits of records maintained for projects listed and for Metro-North inspection and repair activities.  Review daily inspection reports and generate weekly inspection reports, update monthly Rail Construction Status report and Quarterly FTA reports. Chair monthly progress meetings.  Process monthly Metro-North or Amtrak invoices and resolve discrepancies in billings. Maintain spread sheets for budgets, production and schedules.  Meet with Metro-North or other Railroad Project Managers and/or supervisors to identify any extra work within the listed programs and coordinate the approval process with CTDOT Rail Design unit and/or Metro-North or other Railroad designers.  Review and develop as-built plans.  Assist in the development of future Capital MOW projects and in the closeout of completed projects. 

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 are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation. This position is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

Selection Plan

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 "New Haven" 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. 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 future Transportation Rail Officer 2 vacancies that may occur in the Bureau of Public Transportation, New Haven 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

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 Reference Position number 80335.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involving rail transportation programs, projects and activities in one or more of the specialized areas of operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, capital projects, finance and administration.


Develops and/or implements programs, projects and activities for rail transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering, capital projects, property management, administration or finance relating to rail activities; prepares various documents which may include technical reports, train operating schedules, service contracts, service and non-service related agreements including leases, licenses and easements, equipment procurement, maintenance, cycles and equipment specifications, construction schedules, project contracts, force account agreements, construction methods, design functions, project budgets, material specifications, audit schedules, financial contracts, budgets and reviews, grant applications, quarterly reports and other administrative instruments; may provide final review of reports, schedules, agreements, etc., in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards; develops detailed analyses; reviews, interprets and coordinates contracts, agreements and/or Federal Railroad Administration regulations and Connecticut General Statutes with railroads and local, regional, State and Federal agencies; develops preparations for legislative, informational and public hearings; performs related duties as required; ability to utilize computer software.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of railroad functions in operations, rail equipment, rail construction, rail maintenance, engineering, capital projects, finance or administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and recommend solutions to rail problems; ability to plan, organize, conduct and implement projects and reports; ability to understand, analyze and interpret agreements, rules, laws, and regulations; ability to utilize computer software.


Seven (7) years of experience in a professional or technical capacity in a railroad or railroad related organization.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have included responsibility for the planning and execution of large, complex rail transportation projects and/or programs.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


 Preferred experience in Engineering or Construction Management, and experience working in a railroad or   railroad related organization. 
 Preferred skills include MS Excel, facilities management, report writing and data base management.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from railroad or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



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.