Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner

Intergovernmental Affairs

Recruitment #220512-8884FE-001

Introduction


Are you a Transportation Planning professional looking for a new opportunity to showcase your knowledge and experience? 
Do you want to help develop the future of transportation in CT? 
If so, this is the role you’ve been looking for! 
Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is recruiting for a Transportation Supervising Planner in the Bureau of Policy and Planning, in the Intergovernmental Affairs unit (formerly called the Council of Governments Coordination) at our headquarters, located in Newington CT. The focus of this unit is to act as a liaison between the Department, and numerous local and regional entities to ensure clear lines of communication, consistently improve upon processes, and act as program and project managers to aid in the ultimate delivery of projects that improve the safety and lives of Connecticut’s travelers. This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.  You will report to a Transportation Assistant Planning Director or employee of a higher level.

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: The Transportation Supervising Planner position facilitates and oversees the daily coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), the Council of Governments (COGs) and local officials on planning and program efforts to ensure that the planning process is conducted in accordance with the requirements of federal laws and regulations. This includes coordination with required federal agencies (Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration) along with internal Connecticut Department of Transportation staff in all five Bureaus.  

The Intergovernmental Affairs unit coordinates the COGs’ implementation of their Unified Planning Work Programs to ensure compliance with the federal transportation planning process, federal regulations, and relevant state laws, regulations and policies. This includes the review and approval of UPWP invoices and ensuring compliance with audit and federal and state requirements.  The Unit is responsible to develop program guidance, solicit for eligible projects and disseminate information on projects under the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program, Transportation Alternatives Program, and for corridor study planning proposals. The unit acts as the Department’s liaisons with the MPOs, COGs and with other local, state, and federal agencies, and may also assist with liaison functions for other federal or state programs.

Discover the Opportunity to: 

  • Oversee the MPOs/COGs development of the following aspects of the federal transportation planning process: Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWP’s); Metropolitan Transportation Plans; Public Involvement Plans
  • Function as CTDOT’s liaison to the COG/MPOs and local governments; Ensure compliance with federal planning requirements; Review and approve all MPO/COG invoices; Ensure clear communication regarding transportation programs and projects
  • Oversee the solicitation, selection screening and ultimate completion of MPO/COG Planning studies; Manage planning studies included in the UPWP’s
  • Oversee the solicitation and selection screening and ultimate completion of MPO/COG CMAQ projects
  • Oversee the solicitation and selection of MPO/COG Transportation Alternatives Program projects
  • Coordinate and hold monthly and quarterly Coordination meetings
  • Participate in various virtual conferences, webinars, meetings
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 and provide professional growth and development opportunities! 

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Selection Plan

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.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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 daily 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 daily 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. 
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. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@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

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, 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 as required; performs related duties as required.

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 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) planning regulations and funding mechanisms.
  • Experience with managing various funding sources and programs that pertain to the (Metropolitan Planning Organization) MPO’s and rural Council of Governments (COG). 
  • Experience with Program solicitation and selection. 
  • Experience overseeing or working with consultants to develop scope and fee. 
  • Experience in Program and project management. 
  • Experience in the review of financial documentation and preparation of budgets. 
  • Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite of applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.  
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and enhancing communication and relationships internally in an organization as well as representatives of other organizations, stakeholders, elected officials, and the general public. 
  • Experience with public speaking and presenting materials in various forums. 

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.