Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Supervising Planner (40 Hour)

Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs

Recruitment #230109-8884FE-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals, for the position of Transportation Supervising Planner, in a newly formed Policy Unit, within the Office of Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs. This position is being created within the Bureau of Policy & Planning. The focus of this unit is to ensure federal planning requirements are met, and the Department is staying abreast of upcoming federal policy changes. 

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
The Role:
The Transportation Supervising Planner role will supervise a newly formed Policy Unit, that will track and lead the review, analysis, and comment on federal actions, including, but not limited to; federal laws, legislations, regulations, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Notices of Requests for Information or Comments on federal policy, policy changes, guidance, and pilot programs. This unit will also track and ensure timely fulfillment of federal planning requirements and act as the lead in the development, review, and periodic updating of Department Policies. The Policy Unit will be responsible for:
  • Responding to Congressional requests
  • Covering Congressional hearings
  • Preparing materials for Congressional visits
  • Providing educational briefings to Congressional members and staff
  • Coordinating agency submittals for yearly Appropriations Committee Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending (earmarks) project requests
  • Feedback on legislative amendments
  • Proactive engagement with Connecticut's Congressional delegation
  • Performs related duties as required
The unit will interact with U.S. DOT and other federal agencies and participate in regional and national organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO), The Eastern Transportation Coalition (ETC), ITS America, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and many others.  

Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, First shift
  • P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit
  • Location: 2800 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT
About Us:
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 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. DOT 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. 

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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.
  • The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Public Transporation, in the next (12) months. 
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics. 
Important Next Step Information for 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 on a daily basis 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 on a daily basis 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.

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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for supervising an operating unit engaged in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews 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 development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; oversees development of integrated and comprehensive unimodal or multi-modal transportation plans, programs and activities for movement of goods or people; oversees preparation of reports, studies, surveys and other related activities; develops findings and conclusions; makes recommendations based on completed analyses; provides final review for accuracy and conformance with standards and requirements; provides direction in interpretation and coordination of transportation plans, programs and activities to local, regional, state and federal agencies; makes preparations and presentations for legislative and public hearings as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation theories, practices and methodologies; considerable knowledge of social, economic and environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan, organize and execute projects and studies; considerable ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; considerable ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in transportation policy and emerging transportation issues
  • Experience with federal transportation planning requirements and funding mechanisms
  • Government experience with legislative and government budgeting processes
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and enhancing communication and relationships internally, in an organization, as well as with representatives of other organizations, stakeholders, elected officials, and the general public
  • Experience interpreting laws, regulations, and guidance documents for their impact on agency operations 
  • Experience providing presentations and training to various audiences as well as to staff
  • Experience handling time-critical, strategic communications, and problem-solving tasks
  • Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite of applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.