Are you a self motivated, collaborative professional looking to explore your passion for planning and development? 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 Planner 1 in the Environmental Resources Compliance Unit in the Office of Environmental Planning. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington. This position reports directly to Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Environmental Planning.
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 for work impacting regulated areas or natural resources. Responsibilities within this office also include oversight of erosion and sedimentation control, stormwater pollution control, and management of the Department’s noise program.
This Transportation Planner 1 position requires knowledge and experience in both State and federal water and natural resource construction compliance requirements as well as the ability to read and interpret construction plans and laws and regulations as they apply to FHWA, FTA and FRA and State funded projects. This position will be responsible for performing environmental site inspections on active construction projects and will require regular field work in varying weather conditions.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Reviewing of design plans and specifications, stormwater registrations and approval of Contractor submittals as they relate to permit authorizations, special conditions and project environmental commitments.
- The position also includes utilization of ESRI software to map/verify drainage systems and noise barriers, as well as assisting with conducting noise studies and investigating and responding to drainage and noise complaints.
- This unit is also responsible for obtaining necessary permit authorizations for maintenance activities, emergencies, and design-build projects.
- This position includes the ability to work collaboratively with Design and Construction project engineers and Maintenance personnel as well as conducting necessary coordination with State and federal regulatory agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the U.S, Army Corps of Engineers, among others.
Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday schedule, and may occasionally require evening or weekend hours. The DOT offers the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria, and ample free parking. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation.
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 and a healthy work/life balance!
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum 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 closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
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Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting transportation planning studies, programs and documentation activities pertaining to the State transportation planning program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conducts field work and planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; conducts and directs surveys related to environmental studies, land use, and transportation needs; develops, coordinates and evaluates transportation programs; collects, analyzes and updates data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects and programs and makes recommendations based on this analysis; performs trend, economic and environmental analyses of transportation related data; prepares statistical and written reports and environmental impact statements; reviews studies, surveys and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs and state and federal laws and regulations; provides planning assistance and coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; reviews proposed legislation and distributes information; may perform site analysis work; performs related duties as required. Field work will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of transportation planning theories, practices and procedures; knowledge of various transportation problems as related to urban centers; knowledge of related social, economic and environmental considerations; knowledge of state transportation conditions and probable trends; knowledge of basic engineering principles; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct transportation planning and environmental studies; ability to use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; ability to understand and interpret laws, rules and regulations; research ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.
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.
3. For State Employees three (3) years of experience as a Transportation Planning Assistant 2 or Transportation Engineer Technician may be substituted for the General Experience.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Education, training and experience regarding water and natural resources identification and management or construction management
- Experience with reading and interpreting design plans and construction contracts
- Experience with relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations particularly in regard to the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act
- Experience with implementing stormwater quality treatment measures and erosion and sedimentation control practices in design and construction
- Experience dealing with design professionals, construction contractors, other State and federal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials and the public
- Experience using ESRI ArcGIS and related software to interpret published documents and media such as aerial photography; Microsoft Office 365 and CAD design 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.
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.