The Roadway Inventory Unit is responsible for keeping accurate current and historical data on almost 22,000 miles of public roads in Connecticut. Through various efforts data is collected and validated on a project level basis for state and local roadways. The unit is responsible for updating and maintaining the Department’s Linear Referencing System (LRS) utilizing Bentley’s Assetwise Linear Referencing Services (AWLRS) and Transportation Intelligence Gateway (TIG). The unit is also responsible for tracking, documenting, and maintaining all identified roadway asset data for use in meeting reporting requirements including, but not limited to: the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). This data supports various critical Department functions including: asset management, project prioritization and coordination, financial tracking, funding eligibility, safety analysis, Federal and State reporting requirements, performance management, among others.
This position requires working collaboratively with other offices within the Department of Transportation, as well as other public entities, collecting, modeling, enhancing, and expanding the Roadway Inventory features and assets that are contained within the network. This position will also assist in the overall operations of the Exor managed LRS road network, incorporating other linear networks, such as rail, trail, bike, and transit into a multi modal network.
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 and accessibility 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.
In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.
- Work with data collection software systems to collect and update roadway inventory information.
- Complete task deadlines and prioritize work schedules.
- Assist in ensuring high quality roadway data is collected, vetted, processed, stored, and made available to report, display, edit, and publish for consumption.
- Analyze data, perform quality control procedures, and have it accurately made available to display on the LRS.
- Assist in quality control assessment of roadway and asset datasets
- Assist with the coordination and outreach to identify and integrate disparate Department datasets.
- Create, develop, and extract reports and dashboards of various assets for comparison, analysis, and cross validation as well as develop reports to provide summary data.
- Work closely with various internal and external partners and customers including FHWA, municipal officials, regional organizations, state officials etc.
- Support other Unit responsibilities including, but not limited to: LRS management, asset development, office processing of collected data, research and analytical functions, and various other planning activities.
- Stay current with data technologies.
Examples of Duties: Duties of increasing difficulty will involve working under the direction of a Transportation Planner 2 or an employee of a higher grade, assisting the lead planner in the overall operations of the Exor managed LRS road network, incorporating field collected asset data, other linear networks, such as rail, trail, bike, and transit into a multi modal network. Enabling the linkage and integration of databases throughout the Department, including: bridge, pavement, safety, roadway attribute and characteristic data, among others. This position would report to a Transportation Planner 2 in meeting all federal requirements outlined in FHWA's All Roads Network of Linear Referenced Data (ARNOLD), Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), and Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) initiatives. This position may involve the use of technical computer products and software, including MAVRIC (geo-spatial location and asset collection field tool), ArcGIS, Teams, Word, Excel, Access, Cloud based data storage. Other duties will include but not be limited to:
- Reading Engineering Plans;
- Performing field collection of Roadway assets, and characteristics.
- Performing daily quality control checks, keeping logs, and writing reports pertaining to collection systems and data collection.
- Working with populating databases and working with spreadsheets performing statistical analysis.
- Providing technical computer-based training in the use of a variety of software products.
- Reviewing and preparing statistical and written reports.
The State of Connecticut offers a competitive benefits package including comprehensive healthcare (including vision), and dental coverage, two retirement plan options, extensive paid time off. In addition, we encourage a healthy work-life balance, and voluntary benefits which include professional development programs, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, as well as Health Navigator.