Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner (40 Hour)

Sustainability and Resilience

Recruitment #210129-8884FE-001

Introduction


Are you a hardworking, organized individual who is looking to take their career to the next level? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Policy and Planning is recruiting for a Transportation Supervising Planner to lead a new Sustainability & Resiliency Unit in the Office of Environmental Planning. This position will be located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington and will report directly to the Assistant Director of Environmental Planning.

Job Highlights

  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
About the Unit

This new unit was created to fulfill the Department’s responsibilities in meeting the intent of Governor Lamont’s 2019 Executive Orders #1 and #3 and to develop plans and processes to integrate resiliency and sustainability into Department processes. It will be responsible for developing plans to assess and address the vulnerability of the State’s transportation infrastructure to climate change. In addition, the unit will be responsible for developing conclusions and recommendations and presenting analyses, preparing reports, as well as other assignments or duties as deemed appropriate.

The position will be responsible for:

  • Aiding in expanding the “Lead By Example” sustainability initiative for the efficient use of energy, materials, and water in the reduction of waste disposal, greenhouse gas emissions, and other pollution, in order to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of the Department’s facilities and operations.
  • Aiding in the development and implementation of adaptation strategies to threats such as sea level rise, extreme weather events, and flooding.
  • Aiding in preparation of an adaptation and resilience plan which aligns climate change strategies with the Department’s Capital program for all modes of Transportation.
  • Aiding in developing resiliency as an agency priority, resulting in a safer transportation system that can withstand storms and avoid additional costs associated with repetitive emergency repairs.
  • Acting as a representative regarding sustainability and resiliency with other agencies and is expected to investigate, research and stay abreast of trends within the industry.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes excellent healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

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 (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at Jennifer.Neumann@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, 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 as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those who have:

  • Knowledge of and experience with sustainability issues, including but not limited to greenhouse gas emission reduction, electric vehicle and solar initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and experience with climate resiliency issues, including but not limited to sea level rise, flooding, and extreme weather events.
  • Experience in incorporating resiliency factors into statewide, regional and individual project planning, including knowledge regarding risk identification, assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Experience implementing an agency-wide inventory of and information-sharing on sustainability practices.
  • Experience developing vulnerability assessments and utilizing GIS based systems to identify locations that are at higher risk or prone to flooding and other climate change impacts.
  • Experience in analyzing and planning for more resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems that better serve the public, especially during storm events.
  • Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, other planning organizations, fellow State agencies, stakeholders and the public.
  • Knowledge of contemporary sustainability and resiliency issues, policies and practices.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.