Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200803-8884FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Supervising Planner in the Project Coordination Unit within the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects. This position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington and reports directly to the Transportation Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Projects.

The Transportation Supervising Planner will supervise a unit of talented professionals responsible for reviewing and providing detailed technical comments on design plans, planning studies, and project documents related to bicycle and pedestrian features, and treatments. This specialized unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Department’s legislative mandates related to complete streets and bicycle and pedestrian design elements. Additionally, this position will provide technical support and act as a liaison to the Bureau of Engineering and Construction on pre-engineering designs that are developed through corridor studies, including Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) as well as oversee the administration and delivery of the Community Connectivity Construction Grant Program. This is a highly specialized position requiring the knowledge and experience to make informed decisions and provide practical and strategic guidance to direct staff, and other Department Bureaus. The selected candidate will also be responsible for ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships both internally with design teams as well as with other State and federal agencies and external stakeholders.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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 #125142.


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 Project Coordination 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, 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 are preferred:

1. Advanced knowledge of and experience with bicycle and pedestrian design best practices, and contemporary standards for bicycle and pedestrian design facilities;
2. Experience applying the Department’s Highway Design Manual specifications and standards;
3. Experience applying the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) prepared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA);
4. Experience analyzing proposed federal and State transportation policies, legislation and regulations as they relate to transportation projects and programs;
5. Considerable experience dealing with other State agencies, outside stakeholders and the public;
6. Considerable knowledge of contemporary transportation issues, policies and practices;
7. Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and collaboration skills;
8. Strong supervisory 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.