Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200811-8876FE-001



Are you a dedicated professional looking to make a difference in the transportation industry?

If so, The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is excitedly seeking qualified applicants with a passion to make a difference in the transportation industry to apply for the position of Transportation Planner 2. These positions will be located at the Department of Transportation Administration building located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT. This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week a Monday through Friday schedule.

The Role:

The Office of Transit and Ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs.  This office is responsible for managing CT transit, CTfastrak, and transit districts which provide 42 million passenger trips a year. These positions will assist in a critical role to establish and manage a single statewide fare collection system with job duties such as:  work within the state procurement system to hire and manage a consultant to assimilate the fare systems statewide, manage the resulting system when the consultant work is complete, evaluate impact on the fare revenue collected at the farebox on subsidies to transit operators, correctly attribute ridership and fares to each mode/carrier/route, ensure fare collection system is integrated with back room capabilities of all of the department's contractors, manage ongoing technological needs of the statewide fare collection system and any warrantees and manage technology related to state-wide customer service program and develop and manage a program to install AVL/APC on all buses to provide access to real-time transit arrival information on a consistent information technology platform across all transit systems.

About Us:

We are one of the largest agencies with over 3,000 employees statewide. The mission of the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is to provide a safe efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and region.  We are a growing public transportation system that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development.    

The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, and a multitude of other benefits. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation.  

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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 "Newington" 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 Planner 2 vacancies that may occur in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Newington 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 of 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 Catherine Downey at Catherine.Downey@CT.GOV . Reference PCN 125331/125341.


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.


WORKING LEAD LEVEL: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; prepares correspondence; performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED LEVEL: Performs complex tasks and assignments in developing, coordinating and reviewing transportation planning programs; recommends, coordinates or participates in transportation demonstration projects; participates in preparation and negotiation of agreements and contracts; oversees and participates in corridor studies; prepares and reviews reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations; coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state and federal agencies, consultants and stakeholders as required; reviews consultants’ work; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; may make presentations at legislative or public hearings; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; knowledge of environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; analytical ability; ability to forecast trends based upon empirical data; ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; some lead ability.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


One (1) year of the General Experience must include individual responsibility for the coordination of complex planning projects in a relevant planning area.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 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.


  • Experience in managing transportation technology and fare collection systems or similar  programs.
  • Experience in developing and installing transportation technology programs;
  • Experience in Automatic Vehicle Locator(AVL)/Automatic Passenger Counter(APC).


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.