Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Highway Safety Crash Data

Recruitment #220719-8876FE-002


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for a Transportation Planner 2 in the Bureau of Policy and Planning, Office of Highway Safety, located at our Headquarters building in Newington, Connecticut.  If you have a passion for finding solutions and working collaboratively toward increasing the safety on our roadways for all users, this may be the opportunity 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: This position will aid in managing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Traffic Records program, be responsible for the development of the Highway Safety Plan and the Highway Safety Annual Report which ensures compliance with Department policies, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidelines, and relevant federal laws and regulations. This position will also closely work with the Traffic Safety Engineering team to develop the annual State Safety Performance Measures. 

This position will address internal and external traffic safety data queries for the Department and is expected to develop easy to understand data visualizations. This position works closely with the Connecticut Safety Research Center to query and analyze traffic safety data utilizing the Crash Data Repository, the crash data dashboard, NHTSAs data query tools and other available resources. Some knowledge of Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria will be expected.

This position works closely with and provides guidance to the law enforcement agencies through strong communication and will be responsible for the review, evaluation and monitoring of the Traffic Records grants; as well as review and processing of invoices.  This position involves processing the extension of personal service agreements for consultants, memorandum of understandings with other state agencies and universities, quarterly reports to federal agencies, as well as the RFP process for renewal of personal service agreements.  This position may aid in training and supervising of Connecticut Career Trainees, Transportation Planning Assistant 2 and Transportation Planner 1 level employees.

Examples of Duties: 
  • Analyze crash data to implement effective projects to reduce fatalities and injuries on Connecticut roadways. 
  • Aid in development of the federally mandated Highway Safety Plan 
  • Aid in development of the federally mandated Highway Safety Annual Report
  • Aid in the development of the federally mandated annual State Safety Performance Measures
  • Address internal and external traffic safety data queries
  • Review and approve grant applications for various projects 
  • Review and process reimbursement claims 
  • Review and process claims from state agencies for various related projects 
  • Perform project monitoring review activities and prepare related documentation 
  • Participate in various in-person or virtual conferences, webinars, and meetings 
  • Prepare quarterly reports
This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit. This position would report to a Transportation Supervising Planner or employee of a higher grade.  

Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, hire for diversity and new perspectives, and accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with 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!

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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
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. 
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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.


WORKING LEAD LEVEL: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit office policies and standards; prepares correspondence; performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED LEVEL: Performs complex tasks and assignments in developing, coordinating and reviewing transportation planning programs; recommends, coordinates or participates in transportation demonstration projects; participates in preparation and negotiation of agreements and contracts; oversees and participates in corridor studies; prepares and reviews reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations; coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state and federal agencies, consultants and stakeholders as required; reviews consultants’ work; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; may make presentations at legislative or public hearings; performs related duties as required.


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.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


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.


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.


  • Experience with NHTSA’s Highway Safety Grants Programs, in particular the Traffic Records Program.
  • Experience with crash data collection methodologies.
  • Experience with data analysis, interpretation, visualization, and communication.
  • Experience developing documents per federal regulations.
  • Experience with Highway Safety Legislation, review, and analysis. 
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with all other Department bureaus and units and related outside entities.


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.



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.