E-GIS Summer Worker

Recruitment #230215-5704VR-005


The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for Summer Worker (E-GIS) positions in the Bureau of Planning and Research. Positions are based in Newington, CT. 

Our E-GIS department must build & maintain tools and processes to collect and analyze data, manage that data in a sustainable fashion, develop and implement quality assessment and quality control procedures, and make it easily accessible for all stakeholders in a variety of platforms. Much of that data is geospatial in nature and is being accessed through the Department’s cloud based ArcSDE database architecture and the summer worker positions will aid in appropriate management of the data and architecure. Digitizing, assessing, publishing, and managing data solutions appropriately will significantly aid the Department’s efforts to adopt a more data-driven approach across all of its programs and asset classes.

The Role:

E-GIS Summer Workers aid with developing meaningful and effective data management tools, data integration strategies, and analytical capabilities to leverage and interpret critical transportation information in support of the mission and core business processes of DOT. 

Position Highlights:
  • Anticipated start date in May of 2023 and ending by August 31, 2023
  • Monday-Friday, first shift
  • 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week, seasonal
  • Location: Positions based in Newington, CT
The Summer positions in the E-GIS Unit would gain experience and assist in fulfilling the following duties: 
  • Utilizing available software (FME, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, Geocortex, etc.) to build and adjust sustainable Extract Transform and Load processes to break down data siloes and connect authoritative systems
  • Utilizing GIS software (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Esri Enterprise Portal, QGIS, etc.) to develop authoritative geospatial datasets and web/desktop tools for internal stakeholders to manage, update, analyze, and make accessible critical infrastructure and business data to necessary stakeholders and partners
  • Utilizing geospatially accurate linear referencing system (LRS) data in a geospatial data management environment for QA/QC, analysis, and management purposes 
  • Examining data sets and processes to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, accuracy, and completeness
  • Offering recommendations to asset data stewards for integration opportunities and championing the innovative benefits of utilizing a centralized GIS warehouse by connecting previously disparate systems
  • Supporting data owners, custodians, and stewards in building automated processes and interactive user interfaces for creating dynamic reports that support analysis and performance assessment
  • Working collaboratively across multiple disciplines and levels to provide access and tools to the Department and the public 
  • In concert with the DOT business analysis team, identifies data gaps in work flows and work to develop integrated technology solutions to address those gaps
  • Gaining knowledge of and extract data from multiple sources and systems while working to identify and catalogue all appropriate data sources in the agency
  • Participating in teams reviewing the readiness of data sets for maturation of data through its lifecycle and integration into enterprise available solutions
  • Contributing to technical teams in the development, deployment and application of predictive, prescriptive, descriptive, inferential and diagnostic analytics
  • Researching, analyzing, and building a broad understanding of CTDOT Transportation operations and the challenges and policy concerns that face the agency
  • Aiding in data development efforts throughout the entire lifecycle of a data assets, including; helping to build initial data inventories through digitization, populating attribute data, modifying schemas, documenting business requirements for data assets, publishing versioned editable web services, building editing web solutions, and automating QA/QC processes for data accuracy and completeness
  • Performing other related duties as required

Selection Plan


To Apply:
  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
  • 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.
  • 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

What to Expect After You Apply: 
  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.)
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • Note: 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.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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
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In various agencies as a summer employee performs one or more tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature in providing a variety of services to clients or the public in one of several areas. This class may also be used during the winter college intersession for a period not to exceed six weeks.

Work areas covered by this class shall include the assignments and hourly rates as listed below:

Assignment                  Minimum
Hourly Rates     
Hourly Rates
General  $14.00 $17.00 
Patient Care Services  $14.00 $17.00 
Maintenance  $14.00 $17.00 
Laboratory Assistant  $14.00 $17.00 
Recreational Aide  $14.00 $17.00 
Transportation Services (Bus Driver)      $14.00 $17.00 
Tourist Information Clerk  $14.00 $17.00 
Specialized Recreational Services  $14.00 $17.00 
Tourist Information Coordinator  $14.00 $17.00 
Information Technology System Analysis  $19.00 $22.00 
Professional Engineering  $19.00  $22.00 


Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:

1. Returning Summer Workers may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum hourly rate.


2. Experienced workers in the specific functional area with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.

3. College students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
Determination of hourly rate is based on the above criteria. Additional compensation is based on only one criteria. It is not intended for individuals to receive additional compensation through application of the multiple criteria listed above.



GENERAL: Performs clerical tasks such as filing, typing, copying, recording information, answering telephone, reception duties, computing, office machine operation, routine library tasks, inventory, stockroom, mail processing, cashiering, etc.; makes change; rings up fees; balances receipts; performs related duties as required.

2. PATIENT CARE SERVICES: Under supervision incumbents are assigned to cottages, buildings, living areas, classrooms and provide assistance to clients in activities of daily living; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of clients; performs housekeeping duties; aids clients in personal activities such as dressing, bathing, etc.; participates in client social and recreational activities; performs related duties as required.

3. MAINTENANCE: Performs maintenance tasks in areas such as road building and equipment, grounds care, custodial and/or housekeeping and food services, traffic counting; may operate a motor vehicle; performs related duties as required.

4. LABORATORY ASSISTANT: Performs routine laboratory duties; prepares simple solutions, culture media and reagents, etc; makes simple stains, solutions; cleans and sterilizes equipment, etc,; performs related duties as required.

5. RECREATIONAL AIDE: Conducts recreational activities for patients, clients, residents in areas such as field trips, sports and social activities; cleans area and maintains equipment; assists in ensuring safety of clients, patients and residents; performs related duties as required.

6. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (BUS DRIVER): Incumbents in this class required to drive a large school bus the majority of their time shall be assigned to this service and functional title. Incumbents will drive a large bus on a regular basis and may operate other motor vehicles as necessary; performs related duties as required. Incumbents driving school buses shall maintain a good driving record.

7. TOURIST INFORMATION CLERK: Assists tourists by providing information on highway directions, tourist and camping facilities, points of interest and events in state; performs related duties as required.

8. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM ANALYSIS: Performs basic information technology support functions under supervision; provides basic help desk support to end users; refers more complex problems to higher level information systems staff; provides basic support to users in the use of software applications; provides assistance in installation and configuration of local and network printers, scanners and other peripherals; performs related duties as required.

9. SPECIALIZED RECREATION SERVICES (SPECIALIZED RECREATION SUPERVISOR): Serves as a Community or Resident Specialist and provides a variety of specialized recreation services; plans and implements leisure activities; oversees summer workers and volunteers in a variety of leisure time activities; responsible for maintenance and care of equipment, supplies and facilities; transports clients; performs related duties as required.

10. TOURIST INFORMATION COORDINATOR: Plans work schedules of informational display exhibits; maintains liaison between Tourist Information Clerks in the field; prepares reports on distribution of printed materials; supervises a group of seasonal employees; performs related duties as required.

11. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER: Performs basic engineering tasks under supervision; reviews basic design plans; performs mathematical computations and calculations; uses CADD system and other computer applications; collects and enters data; accompanies engineers on field reviews; assists with preparation of reports; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty; knowledge in operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty; knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding client behavior; interpersonal skills; skill in techniques of assigned specialty; ability to assist clients in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; ability to understand and carry out written orders and oral instructions; adequate physical strength and stamina to perform duties; some positions may require supervisory and/or leadership abilities.


Any experience and training that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  • Academic history that demonstrates an interest regarding geography, geospatial information systems, computer science, computer aided design, remote sensing, or machine learning
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher in computer science, engineering, or geographic information systems related courses
  • Experience or training in data management, geographic information systems or linear referencing systems, through course work, internships or training
  • Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience through coursework or internships with Esri’s ArcGIS Suite (e.g. ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enteprise Portal, ArcGIS Online, ModelBuilder, etc.), Microsoft 365, QGIS or related computer software


1. Incumbents in this class assigned to recreational activities must be able to perform emergency first aid as needed and certain positions will require a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
2. Incumbents in this class assigned as bus drivers or operate a motor vehicle must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator License to drive a bus and/or a Motor Vehicle Operators License as necessary.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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