Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Sustainability & Resiliency

Recruitment #220120-8876FE-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Planner 2 position to assist in planning and developing projects and programs to improve the sustainability and climate resiliency of the state's transportation system.  If you're a team player who values accessibility, equity, safety, and environmental stewardship, this could be the role for you

About Us: As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving the State’s resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged. 

The Role: We are seeking a dynamic motivated candidate for this opportunity to improve the sustainability and climate resiliency of the state's transportation system and assets. The position is located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington.  This position reports directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or other employee of higher grade within the Office of Environmental Planning. 

The Sustainability and Resiliency Unit is accountable for tasks necessary to meet the intent of the Governor’s Executive Orders #1 and #3, and  #21-3 which are aimed at reducing the state’s carbon footprint, reducing environmental waste, and increasing climate resilience.  This position will provide support for Sustainability and Resilience focused programs under the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), now known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The position will aid in developing comprehensive policies and plans to assess and address the sustainability and climate resilience of the State’s transportation assets and infrastructure.   

This position will be responsible for developing management plans for programs created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law including but not limited to the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) and Carbon Reduction Programs. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaboration with Department Bureaus to ensure successful development of climate change resilience strategy and sustainability initiatives;  
  • Overseeing development of framework for planning and project selection; and managing on-call consultant work.  
  • Key elements of this position include the ability to make recommendations for Department manuals and guidance to include sustainability and resiliency into program and project considerations;
  • Investigating, researching and staying abreast of trends within the industry; improving operations and processes; 
  • Coordinating with State and Federal regulatory agencies and the public; presenting technical materials to diverse audiences; and other assignments or duties as deemed appropriate.
Benefits: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

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. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • nsure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Important Information After You Apply: 

  • 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. 
  • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
  • Should you have any questions about this recruitment please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov or (860) 937-6362. 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Conducts field work and planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; 
  • 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; 
  • 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; 
  • 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. 
  • See other examples of duties here

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) 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 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.

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

  1. A Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Geography, Sustainability, Resiliency, or closely related degree;  
  2. Experience or coursework with the principles of Sustainability and Climate Change Resiliency;  
  3. Experience developing project or program proposals; 
  4. Experience reading and interpreting design plans, studies in GIS, and other technical media such as aerial photography; 
  5. Experience working with design professionals, other State and Federal agencies, outside stakeholders, elected officials and the public; 
  6. Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite of applications such as Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. 

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.