Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210322-8876FE-001


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

Background of the Role: 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Policy and Planning is recruiting for a Transportation Planner 2 in the Environmental Resources Compliance Unit of the Office of Environmental Planning. This position reports directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of a higher grade within the Office of Environmental Planning at the Department of Transportation headquarters in Newington, CT. We are seeking a self-motivated, collaborative professional to join our team! 

The Environmental Resources Compliance Unit ensures construction projects and maintenance activities are compliant with state and federal regulatory requirements and permits issued to the Department of work impacting regulated areas or natural resources. This unit coordinates directly with the District Construction Inspection personnel to coordinate necessary permit modifications to facilitate construction schedules. Other responsibilities include providing support and communication within the Department and with Regulatory Agencies regarding Design-Build and other innovative contracting projects; aiding in managing the planning components of compliance with the Department's Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit (MS4 General Permit), review of Maintenance activities within regulated areas and responding to public complaints. 

Position Highlights: 

This position requires considerable knowledge and experience in both state and federal water and natural resource construction compliance requirements, the ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, as well as the ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations as they apply to FHWA, FTA and FRA and State funded projects. 

This position is responsible for performing environmental site inspections on active construction projects and will require regular field work in varying weather conditions. Duties and responsibilities include: 
  • Acting as the point of contact within the Department and with representatives from various regulatory agencies for Design-Build projects including assisting with development of RFQ's and RFP's; 
  • Assisting in development of performance specifications for contract items associated with regulatory limitations; 
  • Acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies to ensure submissions regarding impacts are processed, and that work on Design-Build projects is not delayed in the field; 
  • Ensuring metrics are provided to regulatory agencies and are tracked and reported on a quarterly basis; 
  • Review of design plans and specifications, storm water registrations and approval of Contractor submittals as they related to permit authorizations, special conditions and project environmental commitments. 
Key elements of this position include:
  • Working collaboratively with Design and Construction project engineers and Maintenance personnel as well as other State and federal agencies. 
  • Working with the fundamentals of natural resources and construction management; 
  • Implementing practices in design and construction; 
  • Implementing project commitments for active construction projects;
  • Working with the State of Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, the CTDEEP Stormwater Quality Manual, along with the National Environmental Policy Act & the CT Environmental Policy Act processes. 
  • Working in an office environment, but adapting to all types of field environments including: uneven ground, inclement weather conditions, active construction sites, vegetated areas, and working adjacent to the traveling public. 
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 (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. 

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. Field work will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.


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:
  • Experience with environmental permit compliance inspection; 
  • Experience reading and interpreting design plans, construction contracts, environmental permit applications/approvals, and related documents/media; 
  • Experience working with statutes/regulations and relevant state/federal laws regarding the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act; 
  • Experience working effectively with design professionals, construction contractors, and other outside stakeholders; 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office 365 products, Bluebeam, ESRI ArcGIS and related software. 


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.