Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200730-8884FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation Supervising Planner in the Bureau of Policy & Planning, Office of Strategic Planning and Projects, located at the DOT Headquarters in Newington.  This position reports directly to the Transportation Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Projects, is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.

This Transportation Supervising Planner position will supervise a unit of talented professionals responsible for preparing, reviewing, and providing oversight on numerous required state and federal planning documents. Additionally, this unit will initiate and undertake major corridor studies, rail, bus, and active transportation plans and studies and engage with internal and external stakeholders extensively. In addition to reporting to the Transportation Assistant Planning Director, this position, and the staff that report to this position will regularly provide support to other Bureaus, Commissioner’s Office, and the Office of Legislative Affairs. This is a highly specialized unit requiring knowledge and experience working with municipal, state, and federal partners to deliver high priority projects and plans for initiatives related to land use planning, federal and state transportation policy, sustainability, transportation funding and finance policy, and emerging transportation concepts to lead and support informed decision making by the Department and other Bureaus. The selected candidate will also be responsible for ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships both internally as well as with other State and federal agencies and external stakeholders.

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 also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center and on-site cafeteria at our Headquarters facility. DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.

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.

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Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Reference #30390.


In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising an operating unit engaged in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.


Duties of this position involve the supervision of the staff of the Policy Unit which includes scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing work of staff; providing staff training and assistance; conducting performance evaluations; determining priorities and planning unit work. The Transportation Supervising Planner establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units and Bureaus, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; oversees development of integrated and comprehensive unimodal or multi-modal transportation plans, policies, programs and activities for movement of goods or people; oversees preparation of reports, studies, surveys and other related activities; develops findings and conclusions; makes recommendations based on completed analyses; provides final review for accuracy and conformance with standards and requirements; provides direction in interpretation and coordination of transportation plans, programs and activities to local, regional, state and federal agencies; makes preparations and presentations for legislative and public hearings and public meetings as required; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation theories, practices and methodologies; considerable knowledge of social, economic and environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan, organize and execute projects and studies; considerable ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; considerable ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 2.


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.


Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:

1. Advanced knowledge of and experience reviewing, preparing briefing reports, interpretation, and providing interagency guidance and comments on federal and state legislation;
2. Advanced knowledge of and experience with land use planning, urban development, regional planning, zoning, and environmental planning;
3. Knowledge and experience with sustainability, air emissions and climate change resiliency, with respect to transportation;
4. Comprehensive knowledge of U .S. Code Titles 23, and 49;
5. Experience developing presentations and effectively delivering complex materials to the public, municipal officials, and state agency leadership in both written and verbal formats;
6. Advanced knowledge of the principles and general terms of public-private partnerships as they relate to both transportation facilities and community and economic development projects, including Transit Oriented Development, and joint development agreements;
7. Experience analyzing proposed federal and state transportation policies, legislation and regulations as they relate to transportation projects and programs;
8. Considerable experience dealing with other State agencies, outside stakeholders and the public;
9. Considerable knowledge of contemporary transportation issues, policies and practices;
10. Considerable knowledge and experience leading and overseeing consultants and budgets;
11. Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and collaboration skills;
12. Significant demonstrated supervisory and leadership ability.


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.



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.