Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) - GIS Specialist

AEC Applications

Recruitment #230126-9108FQ-001


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is accepting applications for a GIS (Geographic Information System) Specialist (Transportation Engineer 3 – Engineering).  We are looking for a data enthusiast with exceptional data analytics ability, to join our AEC (Architectural, Engineering & Construction) Applications team.  

DOT Engineering 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 professional development opportunities
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees
  • Hybrid work schedules available!
Position Details:
In this role, you will coordinate with the AEC’s CAD/BIM team and COMPASS support team to continually improve project delivery efficiency and automation. You will also work closely with different units in the Offices of Engineering and Construction, Enterprise GIS group and DOT-IT in developing datasets, asset data management processes, creating maps /apps and data visualizations. As a GIS Specialist you will have an opportunity to work on a wide range of applications/software including FME desktop and server, ESRI desktop applications, ArcGIS enterprise, Office 365 Power Apps/tools and more, to translate data into useful information and help with informed decision making.

You will collaborate with other state DOTs and Federal agencies to stay updated on emerging technologies and efficient practices on a wide range of topics including GIS, BIM & asset data management.

Applicants must be available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary. A valid motor vehicle operator's license is required and must be maintained.

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • 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
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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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancies are listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • 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
Connect With Us:
Due to the large volume of applications received, the State of Connecticut is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Hayley Newhouse at



In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.


  • Develop data models and create data management processes
  • Develop schemas, test, and implement the data management as planned
  • Develop and monitor data update processes from authoritative sources to GIS systems
  • Assist the Supervising Engineer and oversee the tasks of other team members
  • Analyze problems and recommend effective solutions for engineering/GIS related challenges
  • Develop maps, apps, dashboards, and field data collection solutions
  • Develop and implement CAD to GIS procedures for transportation assets, working closely with AEC’s BIM team in testing CAD data extractions
  • Work closely with AEC’s COMPASS team to develop enhanced Project/Asset data integration
  • Assist in ATLAS 2 (GIS based Project & Asset tracking solution) implementation 
  • Research and propose GIS solutions to support data integration during construction and inspection
  • Provide technical GIS support to Offices of Engineering and Construction
  • Other duties as required


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).


1. Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

2. Possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.

3. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

4. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years' must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).


  • Education, training, or experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Experience with ESRI’s product suite in both desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise /ArcGIS online
  • Experience with FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) 
  • Experience using SQL, Python or Arcade expressions in querying and scripting 
  • Experience with Office 365 and Power Apps
  • Experience with Bentley CAD Design Software such as Bentley Open Roads, Open Cities 
  • Experience with developing data models that can be managed across an agency
  • Education, training, or experience with statistical analysis software/concepts
  • Experience preparing and reviewing complex technical reports and documents
  • Experience with presentations and oral and written communication 
  • Experience self-managing and efficiently delivering assigned tasks, projects, and group initiatives


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

2. Incumbents may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



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