Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Property Agent Trainee

Target Class: Property Agent 1

Recruitment #220106-1993FS-001


Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? Now is a great time to join our team and make an impaCT!

Current students who will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree by the end of May 2022 are strongly encouraged to apply!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications for an exciting Property Agent Trainee position (official State job classification of Connecticut Careers Trainee). This position is in the Division of Rights of Way at our Newington Headquarters. This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.


Property Agent Trainees are the Department's entry level positions in Rights of Way. Property Agent Trainees receive training in real property acquisition and relocation services, property management, leasing, appraisals, title examination, closings, and deed preparation as they relate to the work of the Division of Rights of Way and perform a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.

Property Agent Trainees become eligible for promotion to the target classification of Property Agent 1, upon successful completion of the 2-year training program.

*During the first year of training, Property Agent Trainees with a Bachelor's degree earn $50,122 annually and Property Agent Trainees with a Master's degree earn $51,927 annually. During the second year of training the salary increases to $57,350 annually.

Competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedule options, professional development and tuition reimbursement, mentoring by experienced, licensed professionals, and a culture that promotes work-life balance!

We also offer the convenience of an on-site, low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at our Newington, CT Headquarters facility. All DOT facilities have ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation.

Watch the video below to see how you can make an impaCT at the State of Connecticut!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary, and must possess and retain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
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In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


  • Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following degree areas: real estate, business administration, economics, geographic information systems, political science with concentration in state and/or local government, communications, urban planning or a closely related field
  • 3.0 or higher grade point average in job-relevant courses
  • Experience leveraging organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, eagerness and ability to take direction, learn and retain job training and a strong interest to work in the transportation engineering field
  • Experience managing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously within strict deadlines
  • Experience analyzing problems and recommending effective solutions
  • Experience reading, interpreting and understanding engineering and design drawings/plans
  • Experience or training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365, Teams, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook



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.