Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner (40 Hour)

Recruitment #210322-8884FE-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’s (CTDOT) Bureau of Policy and Planning is recruiting for a Transportation Supervising Planner in the Environmental Resource Compliance Unit of the Office of Environmental Planning. The position is located at the CTDOT headquarters in Newington and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Environmental Planning. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday position. Field work will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience with managing environmental permit compliance inspections, including water and natural resources identification and evaluation, and permit application processing;
  • Working experience and training with the State of Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control and the CTDEEP Stormwater Quality Manual, and experience with implementing those practices in design and construction;
  • Experience with overseeing and conducting noise studies in accordance with federal regulations and department policy,
  • Experience with implementing project environmental commitments for active construction projects;
  • Experience analyzing proposed federal and State transportation policies, legislation and regulations as they relate to transportation projects and programs;
  • Experience with contemporary transportation issues, policies and practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 products, Bluebeam; ESRI ArcGIS and related software;
  • Experience working effectively with design professionals, construction contractors, other State and federal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials and the public;
  • Experience working in an office environment as well as being able to adapt to all types of field environments (i.e. uneven ground, inclement weather conditions, working closely with active construction equipment, working within vegetated areas, and working adjacent to the traveling public).

About the Unit

This is a highly specialized unit requiring the knowledge and experience to make informed decisions and provide practical and strategic guidance to direct staff, and other Department Bureaus. This unit coordinates directly with CTDOT construction inspection personnel to review and approve Contractor submittals relevant to project environmental commitments, as well as review and process environmental permit modifications to the regulatory agencies to facilitate construction project schedules. It is also responsible for reviewing design project plans and specifications, environmental permit plan sets, construction storm water permit applications, as well as aid in managing the planning components of compliance with the Department’s Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit (MS4 General Permit).

In addition, this unit prepares contract specifications for project environmental commitments, environmental permit documentation for emergency declaration projects and Design-Build Projects. It is also responsible for overseeing and conducting noise studies in accordance with federal regulations (CFR 23 Part 772) and department policy. The unit also is responsible for responding to public complaints pertaining to noise and impacts to water and natural resources, flooding, and complaints associated with Maintenance activities such as tree clearing and material handling.

The position will be responsible for:

  • Supervising a unit of talented professionals responsible for overseeing environmental resource coordination and permit compliance for active construction projects and maintenance activities that impact water and natural resources.
  • Acting as the lead liaison with the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (US ACOE) and other regulatory agencies during construction as well as for maintenance activities.
  • Ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships both internally with design and construction teams as well as with other State and federal agencies and external stakeholders.
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.

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.

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

Duties of this position involve the supervision of the staff of the Environmental Resources Compliance Unit including scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing work of staff; providing staff training and assistance; conducting performance evaluations; determining priorities and planning unit work. The Transportation Supervising Planner establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units and Bureaus, 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 and public meetings as required; additional duties can be found here.

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

  • Experience with relevant State and federal statutes and regulations particularly in regard to the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permitting.
  • Experience reading and interpreting construction plans, as well as construction methodologies and construction contracts.
  • Experience using Design Build and alternate project delivery processes.
  • Experience providing training to diverse audiences including staff.
  • Experience supervising and providing leadership with strategic direction and collaborative input that supports defined goals and objectives through relationships, expertise, and data.

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.



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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.