The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Title VI Equity Specialist (Transportation Planner 1) opportunity to lead the agency’s efforts to ensure all transportation programs and services are equitable and implemented in a non-discriminatory manner.
WE CAN OFFER YOU:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- Culture that encourages work-life balance
- An opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: Forbes State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
CTDOT is deeply committed to ensuring all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or income status are afforded an equal opportunity to access and benefit from federally funded transportation activities and the Title VI Equity Specialist plays a key role in the work to ensure the agency is meeting its regulatory requirements. Specifically, this position assists in the development and implementation of the Title VI Program to ensure CTDOT compliance with provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other nondiscriminatory regulations.
As part of the Office of Equity within the Commissioner’s Office, the Title VI Equity Specialist collaborates and coordinates with multi-disciplinary teams inside and outside of the Department to support all aspects of CTDOT’s Title VI Program. This position is responsible for helping develop, monitor and report on the Department’s Title VI Program activities to meet Federal and state laws, regulations and requirements. This role requires advanced project management and program development skills to help advance the agency’s understanding and consistent application of Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency. The Title VI Equity Specialist will take a lead role in conducting program reviews, compiling submissions, participating in federal reviews, providing training and analyzing equity analyses for fare and major service changes.
The position is expected to assess departmental risk for non-compliance, provide technical assistance and implement best practices to support equity goals and regulatory requirements; and will be responsible for collecting and updating data, maintaining documentation and assist in the review and analysis of statistical data pertaining to transportation needs, activities and programs. Prepare or assist in the preparation of charts, maps, graphs, diagrams and other illustrative materials to assist with agency planning activities, and the preparation of reports and publications. Participates in preparation of agreements and contracts. Reviews reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations; coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state and federal agencies, consultants and stakeholders as required; reviews consultants’ work; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation programs, activities and/or projects
This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about equity and having a meaningful impact in the equitable delivery of transportation services and programs in Connecticut.
- Full-time (40 hours/week)
- 1st Shift
- Newington, CT
- P-4 Bargaining Unit
- This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
- Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!
WHO WE ARE:
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.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting transportation planning studies, programs and documentation activities pertaining to the State transportation planning program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Conducts planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods;
- Directs surveys related to safety, environmental studies, land use, suburban and urban population changes and transportation needs;
- Develops, coordinates and evaluates transportation programs;
- Collects, analyzes and updates data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects and programs and makes recommendations based on this analysis;
- Performs trend, economic and environmental analyses of transportation related data;
- Prepares statistical and written reports and environmental impact statements;
- Reviews studies, surveys and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs and state and federal laws and regulations;
- Provides planning assistance and coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders;
- Investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects;
- Reviews proposed legislation and distributes information;
- May perform site analysis work;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- transportation planning theories, practices and procedures;
- various transportation problems as related to urban centers;
- related social, economic and environmental considerations;
- state transportation conditions and probable trends;
- basic engineering principles;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- conduct transportation planning and environmental studies;
- use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process;
- understand and interpret laws, rules and regulations;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- 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.
- 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.
- For state employees
three (3) years of experience as a Transportation Planning Assistant 2 or
Transportation Engineer Technician may be substituted for the General
- Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience with complex project management.
- Experience with transportation planning processes or related activities.
- Experience with data analysis and identifying socio-economic impacts.
- Experience with transportation equity, environmental justice or identifying discriminatory trends or patterns and developing mitigation strategies to address adverse impacts.
- Incumbents in this class
may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
- Incumbents in this class
may be required to travel.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196
of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of
positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single
title for administrative purposes. As
such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or