Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Executive Director of the State Traffic Administration

Recruitment #210525-3612MP-001


Are you a dedicated leader looking to shape the future of transportation in Connecticut? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others in a diverse and forward-thinking environment? If so, come make an impact by serving your state! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Executive Director of the State Traffic Administration role within the Office of the State Traffic Administration (OSTA)! The work performed by the OSTA is regulatory in nature and touches upon many issues that impact the residents of our great state. Join us in our mission 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! 

The Role: As the Executive Director of the State Traffic Administration, you will direct and prioritize the office by teaching and helping staff gain an understanding of regulations relating to a uniform system of traffic control signals, devices, signs, and markings for public roadways. A key component of the role will be to work with local municipalities, elected officials, DOT units, state agencies, and traffic engineering consultants to reach resolutions on various matters under the OSTA’s purview. You will also play an integral role in developing and reviewing the OSTA's related Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) and regulations. At legislative hearings you will represent the Department and act as a permit liaison with the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Key Responsibilities: 
•You will represent the Department at legislative hearings and make recommendations regarding changes to the OSTA's related Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) and regulations.
•You will direct and prioritize, speed limit studies for all state and town roads in accordance with CGS 14-218a.  
•You will direct and prioritize, passing and no passing zone requests from municipalities. 
•You will set and assure that Major Traffic Generator applications meet the timeframe goal stated in CGS 14-311d to encourage economic development in the state.
•You will approve of Traffic Investigation Reports outlining offsite mitigation to support economic development in the state.
•You will direct and prioritize the review of town traffic signals in accordance with CGS 14-299. 
•You will direct and prioritize requests for Parkway Permits.  
•You will review and approve the publication of the OSTA's guidelines for review of passing zones, speed limits, and major traffic generators. 
•You will conduct and oversee performance evaluations for staff, etc. 

Benefits: As a State of Connecticut employee, you will enjoy leading comprehensive benefits including a competitive salary structure, healthy work-life balance with an emphasis on our Employee Value Proposition (EVP), excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more!

Note: Applicants who applied for Recruitment #210309-3612MP-001 do not need to reapply. Recruitment #210309-3612MP-001 will be combined with this recruitment to form one certified list.

Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a leading voice within the CT DOT! 

Selection Plan

To be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your applicationThe minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.     
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job classification.

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

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.

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. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the DOT is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Note: Applicants who applied for Recruitment #210309-3612MP-001 do not need to reapply. Recruitment #210309-3612MP-001 will be combined with this recruitment to form one certified list.
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In the Department of Transportation, Office of the Commissioner, this class is accountable for directing the administrative activities of the State Traffic Administration.


Directs the staff and administrative functions of the State Traffic Administration; coordinates, plans, and manages the office's activities, assuring timely reviews and approvals in compliance with statutory standards of all matters within the office's mandate; initiates and schedules traffic engineering studies; develops and maintains files and records of permit applications, correspondence, and related materials; coordinates publication of and revisions to the State Traffic Administration Manual; formulates program goals and objectives; determines project priorities based upon the office's requirements; ensures maintenance of and public access to office decisions and records; certifies records for submission to legal authorities; transmits office decisions to appropriate parties; assists in the development of related policy and regulations affecting the office; interprets and administers pertinent laws and assists in the preparation of legislative initiatives; evaluates staff; assists in the preparation of the office budget; represents the office before legislative committees and other public assemblies and may testify in court proceedings; represents the Department as the permit ombudsman with the Department of Economic and Community Development; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes, and regulations governing the administration and operations of the State Traffic Administration; knowledge of basic principles of traffic engineering and statutory provisions of traffic control and highway safety; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply statutes and regulations.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation related projects.


One (1) year of general experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for planning, designing, or implementing traffic related projects.

NOTE: For State employees, the supervisory experience will be interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Engineer (Engineering) or Transportation Supervising Planner.


  • Experience interacting with and coordinating among economic development professionals and high-level stakeholders across various levels of state/local government. 
  • Experience establishing relevant stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience managing and collaborating throughout all levels of a large and diverse staff to achieve a common goal. 
  • Experience leading technical staff by thinking critically, managing productivity, defining expectations, and establishing measurable goals. 
  • Experience applying state/federal laws, regulations, and agency policies to transportation related work.



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.