Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Bus Planning Supervisor

Transportation Supervising Planner (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220524-8884FE-001

Introduction



The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has a Bus Planning Supervisor (Transportation Supervising Planner)position available in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing, which directly operates a statewide multimodal transit network including 8 divisions of the CTtransit state-owned bus system and CTfastrak – an ITDP Silver Standard BRT system. In addition, we manage contracts for service provision with large transit service providers and with several Connecticut Transit Districts.

The successful candidate will have significant knowledge of public transportation and will lead a unit in a fast-paced environment that will lead the development of and provide oversight and coordination of complex programs with statewide and regional impact. You will be responsible for making decisions based on many variables which directly impact the outcome of the program.   You’ll manage the development of a turnkey program to enhance bus stops throughout the State of Connecticut, National Transit Database reporting, bus service planning and studies and the Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 program.

This is an exciting time to join the CTDOT.  We are developing new pass programs to offer access to our public transportation system to more people and coordinating the merger of multiple existing transit systems.   We are initiating automated bus pilots, bus rapid transit projects, and on demand micro transit services.   

Job Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday
  • Hybrid work schedule of on-site and remote work available.
What We Can Offer You: The State of CT offers a competitive starting salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

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.
  • 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.
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 questionnaire'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.
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  • 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.
  • 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 pertaining to this recruitment, please contact jennifer.neumann@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 bus service planning and bus operations.
  • Experience with FTA grants management.
  • Experience communicating with a diverse population and working with a diverse group of public transportation stakeholders.
  • Experience providing verbal and written communication to co-workers, management and third parties.
  • Experience managing work independently.

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.