Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210205-8876FE-001


Are you looking to explore your passion for planning and development? 
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 

Our Commitment to the Community: 

The Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the state and the region. Our vision is to lead, inspire and motivate a progressive, responsive team, striving to exceed customer expectations. 

About the Role: 

The State of Connecticut, DOT invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Transportation Planner 2 in the Policy and Statewide Planning Unit of the Office of Strategic Planning and Projects. This position reports directly to the Supervising Transportation Planner at the Department of Transportation headquarters in beautiful Newington, CT. We are looking for a self-motivated collaborative professional to join our team. 

The Policy and Statewide Planning Unit is seeking candidates with knowledge and experience working with municipal, state, and federal partners to aid in delivery of high priority projects and develop plans and policy related to land use, economic and community development, multimodal planning, federal and state transportation policy, transportation funding, and emerging transportation concepts to support informed decision making by the Department. 

This unit prepares, reviews, and provides oversight on several required state and federal planning documents, as well as corridor and regional transportation studies. Responsibilities further include support and planning activities associated with transit-oriented development (TOD) and performing studies for all modes of transportation, including bus, rail, highway, freight, bicycle, and pedestrian. These studies and plans present near and long-term implementation recommendations to guide Connecticut's transportation infrastructure improvements, including context-sensitive solutions to ensure that projects are sensitive to the needs of the transportation system and the surrounding communities. 

Other unit responsibilities include: 
  • Project management; 
  • Providing regular support to other Bureaus, the Commissioner's Office, and the Office of Legislative Affairs; 
  • Reviewing, synthesizing, and summarizing regulatory documents; 
  • Extensive community engagement, including public speaking and presentation of materials to the public, local elected officials, and external stakeholders. 
The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships internally and externally. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work/life balance!
Learn more about how you can make an impact:

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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Please 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.

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.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


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.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • A degree in one of the following concentrations: Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Geography, Economics, or Finance; 
  • Experience with land use planning, economic and community development, urban and regional planning, and zoning; 
  • Experience working with 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; 
  • Experience preparing comprehensive multimodal plans, including bus, rail, highway, freight, bicycle, and pedestrian modes; 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, graphic design and related software; 
  • Ability to interpret other published documents and media such as aerial photography and site plans; 
  • Experience developing presentations and effectively delivering complex materials to the public, municipal officials, other elected and agency officials, and senior management in both written and verbal formats; 
  • Experience with project management, including consultant oversight and contract administration; 
  • Experience working with engineering and other technical design professionals, State and Federal agencies, elected officials, external stakeholders, and the public. 


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.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.