Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Assistant District Engineer

Recruitment #220725-8697AR-001


Are you a current Department of Transportation employee looking to grow your career within the agency? 
Do you want an opportunity to showcase your leadership skills? 
If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications from qualified agency employees for a Transportation Assistant District Engineer opportunity in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction. This role is in District 4 (Thomaston, CT), full-time, 40 hours/week and is in the P5 Administrative and Residual Bargaining unit.

You must possess an active Professional Engineer (PE) license from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and an active Drivers License. Travel to attend trainings, conferences, public meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours when necessary is required.  Please list your PE license and driver’s license number on your application in the “Licenses & Certifications” section. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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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  • 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. 
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In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for assisting the Transportation District Engineer in supervising a staff engaged in transportation engineering in the office and field or assisting the Transportation Chief of Engineering and Construction Services as a project lead for agency mega-projects*.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the 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 the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; oversees layout and staking for and construction of highways and bridges; oversees review of proposed design changes and construction orders for approval; oversees review and monitors progress of all construction; settles controversies with contractors and owners of property abutting the right of way or refers complaints to higher authority for settlement; oversees Department and contractor work necessary for a DOT mega-project ensuring all specifications are met, funding is monitored, and directs all interactions with contractors; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to construction of transportation infrastructure projects; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in the planning and execution of complex transportation engineering projects.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the planning and conduct of complex transportation engineering projects.


1. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.

2. For state employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Engineer (Construction Engineering) (Engineering).


  • Experience managing, scheduling, and directing staff relating to implementation of the Department's Capital program  
  • Experience working and interacting with public officials, designers, departmental staff, and various other project related stakeholders  
  • Experience with various Department initiatives and implementation as it relates to management of a District 
  • Experience in resolving challenging situations and conflict resolution 
  • Experience with state and federal requirements as they relate to implementation of the Department’s Capital projects 


1. Incumbents must possess Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license. 



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.