Deputy Commissioner of Transportation

Recruitment #221115-2434EX-DOT


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is seeking experienced professionals to serve as Deputy Commissioner (“Deputy”). The Deputy will play a key role in managing, administering, and implementing all programs, projects, and operations of CTDOT. 

The Role 
As Deputy, you will lead and manage a broad portfolio including multiple Bureaus responsible for the operations and functions of the agency and Connecticut’s intermodal transportation network. Working alongside the Commissioner, you will advance the strategic direction of the Department and provide leadership to a hard-working and growing team of employees. This will be key to ensuring CTDOT effectively plans and executes the historic transportation investment authorized in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides CTDOT with $5.38 billion in federal formula funding over a five-year period and the opportunity to secure additional competitive discretionary grants that will transform the state’s transportation system for this generation and the next.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Extensive experience in transportation, engineering, construction, public transit, or public administration
  • Leadership in achieving results through a performance and outcome-based management approach
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong problem solving and the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making
  • Understanding of and familiarity with public sector processes
  • Drive and focus on all aspects of state’s transportation system and the impact of the system on all residents and communities
The Deputy will represent CTDOT and the Commissioner on various Boards and Commissions, attend regional and national meetings, collaborate with industry partners, and testify in front of the legislature.

Position Details
  • Location: Our headquarters is located in Newington, with dozens of other facilities located across the state. 
  • Candidates must be flexible to meet the needs of the Commissioner and the Department. The position will include travel around the State. 
What We Offer
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your health and wellness.
  • The ability to begin planning for your future with excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and twelve holidays.
  • Interested in learning more? Check out our benefits page!
Who We Are
As one of the state’s largest agencies, the CTDOT employs over 3,500 employees statewide in five distinct Bureaus. The five Bureaus include: Engineering & Construction, Highway Operations & Maintenance, Public Transportation, Policy & Planning, and Finance & Administration. 

Our mission is to provide a safe and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We oversee a significant transportation infrastructure system, including major bus and rail systems, that is essential to maintaining mobility and accessibility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development.

Selection Plan

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to


Serves as deputy to the Commissioner of Transportation assisting in the administration of departmental activities.


  • Be part of an executive leadership team that reports directly to the Commissioner. 
  • Manage a broad portfolio that could encompass engineering, finance, public transportation, and planning, among others.
  • Utilize your superior skills in organizational development, project management, oral and written communications, policy formulation, problem solving, and collaboration. 
  • Lead by showcasing your demonstrated record of achievement in the transportation, construction, or public administration sectors. 
  • Help move Connecticut forward with new historic levels of funding that will reshape the state’s transportation system, lead a diverse team of talented and dedicated public employees, and ensure fiscal prudence and efficiency in a large capital and operating agency.


  • 10+ years in transportation, engineering, construction, public transit, or public administration.
  • Work experience in a managerial capacity with direct responsibility for delivering large projects or programs.
  • Work experience with strategic planning and the implementation of new programs/strategies.
  • Work experience interacting with and coordinating among high-level stakeholders, including within government.
  • Work experience communicating in writing and verbally to diverse populations and skill levels; and,
  • Work experience solving complex problems and exercising effective judgment and decision making.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.