Transportation Maintenance Planner 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #220908-8628FT-001


Are you looking to advance your career within the Department of Transportation?  If so, come make an impact in our Highway Operations Central Maintenance Unit, and apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Highway Operations invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Transportation Maintenance Planner 1 in the Office of Highway Operations, Central Maintenance in Newington, CT. This is a 40-hour per week position, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region.


The Transportation Maintenance Planner 1 is a critical engineering position within the Bureau of Highway Operations, in which the actions have a significant impact to the motoring public (including preparing and implementing construction and vendor contracts for highway maintenance projects and snowplow contractors).

This position is engaged in critical field support and regulatory matters, which include but are not limited to:

  • Project plan reviews
  • Serving as a liaison to the agency’s contract/purchasing units
  • Fiscal planning and scheduling
  • Planning, scheduling, and reviewing vendor paving, pavement markings, snowplowing, and other field support contracts
  • Equipment and inventory control and purchasing entry
  • Contract and material testing compliance
  • Federal project recordkeeping and compliance
  • District radio communications and storm monitoring
  • Winter and other storm reporting, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or Disaster Reimbursement recordkeeping
  • Reviewing funding and coding for State, Federal, and FEMA disaster projects

As a state employee, you would continue to be able to participate in our competitive benefits plan which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. You would also continue to be part of a culture that encourages work-life balance.

Selection Plan

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.

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 or shift.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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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. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at or 860-713-5176.


In the Department of Transportation, Central Office of Maintenance or a District Maintenance Office this class is accountable for performing technical tasks in the forecasting, planning, operations and administration of a maintenance program.


Reviews, investigates and evaluates maintenance problems associated with projects such as paving, drainage, bridge maintenance, winter and emergency maintenance and traffic regulatory activities and recommends solutions; during construction projects attends pre-construction meetings and semifinal inspections as a maintenance representative; develops plans and estimates; forecasts labor, equipment and material needs; prepares work schedules; reviews permit applications and drafts agreements; provides assistance to operations personnel; investigates liability claims and complaints; performs research directed to improve operational methods and supervisory techniques and increase equipment efficiency; performs field reviews of state agency roadway work requests; reviews funding and coding for projects; reviews contracts for compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations; may supervise complex repairs to roadways and structures; may review estimates and utility adjustments with municipalities; may review state property for lease or release and determine maintenance needs; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of highway maintenance and construction methods and materials; knowledge of principles and practices of determining maintenance needs and preparing maintenance programs; some knowledge of basic engineering principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret engineering drawings; ability to understand and apply relevant statutes and policies pertaining to highway maintenance; organizational ability; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience coordinating highway maintenance or related activities.


1. College training in civil engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

For State Employees:
2. Experience as a Transportation District Electrical Supervisor, Transportation District Services Agent 1, Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering) in Highway Maintenance, Transportation General Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) (Maintenance) (Signs and Markings) or Transportation Supervisor (Bridge Maintenance) may be substituted for the General Experience.
3. One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Landscape Designer 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.
4. Three (3) years of experience as a Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader (Bridge Maintenance) (Electrical Maintenance) (Highway Maintenance) (Signs and Markings) (Tree Maintenance) may be substituted for the General Experience.
5. Four (4) years of experience as a Transportation Maintainer 4 responsible for highway maintenance projects or related highway maintenance activities may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Experience with highway maintenance and construction methods and materials
  • Experience with principles and practices of determining maintenance needs and preparing maintenance programs
  • Experience with all aspects of project recordkeeping
  • Experience with basic engineering principles and practices
  • Experience communicating to multiple diverse populations and skill levels
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Experience with and applying relevant statutes and policies pertaining to highway maintenance
  • Experience prioritizing work and meeting time sensitive deadlines
  • Experience utilizing computer software
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity


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