The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals, for a Transportation Rail Officer 2 position, available in the Bureau of Public Transportation Office of Rail Operations, and Office of Rail Construction at the Component Changeout Shop in New Haven, CT.
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.
- Full-time, 40 hours per week
- First shift
- May occasionally require evening or weekend hours
The Transportation Rail Officer 2, role will review/monitor the daily passenger rail operations of the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, and New Haven Line services. Additional duties include:
- Help coordinate, plan, and support activities related to all passenger and freight rail operations in the state
- Review technical documents related to rail operations, construction, and planning
- Coordinate with railroad operating personnel, state, and local officials
- Field construction inspection, data collection, supervise, assign, and review work of technical staff, including oversight of consultant construction engineering and inspection forces
- Coordination with the various railroads and facility operators
- Invoice review and processing
- Preparation of reports
- Oversight of force account and capital projects and database management
- Performs related duties as required
DOT is committed to improving rail service as the new equipment, new rail cars, and new train stations are brought on-line. The Department’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, and cost-effective transportation system that meets the mobility needs of its users. Achieving this mission is a great challenge, and a goal that the DOT professionals and its operators and contractors are striving to achieve. The Department recognizes the need to continue to identify, analyze, and continually improve the way we do our work, to deliver better services and improve transportation infrastructure.
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.
- 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.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involving rail transportation programs, projects and activities in one or more of the specialized areas of operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, capital projects, finance and administration.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Develops and/or implements programs, projects and activities for rail transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering, capital projects, property management, administration or finance relating to rail activities; prepares various documents which may include technical reports, train operating schedules, service contracts, service and non-service related agreements including leases, licenses and easements, equipment procurement, maintenance, cycles and equipment specifications, construction schedules, project contracts, force account agreements, construction methods, design functions, project budgets, material specifications, audit schedules, financial contracts, budgets and reviews, grant applications, quarterly reports and other administrative instruments; may provide final review of reports, schedules, agreements, etc., in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards; develops detailed analyses; reviews, interprets and coordinates contracts, agreements and/or Federal Railroad Administration regulations and Connecticut General Statutes with railroads and local, regional, State and Federal agencies; develops preparations for legislative, informational and public hearings; performs related duties as required; ability to utilize computer software.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the principles and practices of railroad functions in operations, rail equipment, rail construction, rail maintenance, engineering, capital projects, finance or administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and recommend solutions to rail problems; ability to plan, organize, conduct and implement projects and reports; ability to understand, analyze and interpret agreements, rules, laws, and regulations; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in a professional or technical capacity in a railroad or railroad related organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included responsibility for the planning and execution of large, complex rail transportation projects and/or programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training 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.
- Project management experience
- Experience presenting work to large audiences
- Experience communicating and developing relationships with stakeholders
- A bachelor’s degree in management, business administration, engineering, planning, marketing, or a related field, or the equivalent experience in railroad operations, is preferred
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.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from railroad or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
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.