Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related )

Target Class: Property Agent 1

Recruitment #200908-1993FS-001


Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut?  The Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for a Connecticut Careers Trainee (CCT) position with a target class of Property Agent 1, in the Division of Rights of Way, Office of Engineering, at our Newington Headquarters. This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. 

CCT's are the Department's entry level positions in Rights of Way.  CCT's receive training in real property acquisition and relocation services, property management, leasing, appraisals, title examination, closings, and deed preparation as they relate to the work of the Division of Rights of Way, and perform a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period. 
Eligibility for promotion to the target classification of Property Agent 1 is earned upon successful completion of the training program. A candidate with a Bachelor's degree will serve a two (2) year training program. A candidate with a Master's Degree will serve a one (1) year training program.  During the first year of training, CCT's with a Bachelor's degree earn $50,122 annually and CCT's with a Master's degree earn $51,927 annually. During the second year of training the salary increases to $57,350 annually.                          

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, on-site cafeteria, and ample free parking.  We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and 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 be legally authorized to work in the United States, possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university; be available to travel to and attend training, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary, and possess and retain a valid Driver's license.  Applicants must list their valid Driver's license number, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their 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 may 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 vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Division of Rights of Way, 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 

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.  

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisory references, etc. 

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 Raisa Capellan at and reference CCT #28770. 


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, presentation and public speaking skills, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, eagerness and ability to take direction, learn and retain job training and a strong desire to work in the transportation engineering field. The ability to read, interpret and understand engineering and design drawings/plans and training and/or experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other technical computer products and software, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, is highly preferred and should be indicated on the application materials.  
Preferred educational degree areas include:  
  • real estate, business administration, economics, geographic information systems, political science with concentration in state and/or local government, communications, urban planning, or closely related fields, with achievement of a highly successful grade average in job-relevant courses.



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.