WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- 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
A competitive starting salary
- Excellent state benefit package, including health and dental coverage
Generous paid time off
Retirement plan options
A culture that encourages work-life balance
- 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)!
DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO
- Provide service oversight and support of passenger train services on the New Haven Line, Shore Line East, and Hartford Line
- Provide service oversight of freight rail operations on state owned and privately owned rail lines within Connecticut
- Conduct invoice review and processing and rail service operating agreement review and development
- Track and review rail operation performance metrics for all passenger rail services
- Review technical documents related to rail operations, construction, and transportation planning
- Coordinate with railroad operating personnel and federal, state, and local officials
This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy. The Policy can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/OPM/OLR/Notices/2021-TW-final-agreement-with-arbitrated-issue-included.pdf. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
- Monday - Friday
- Full-time (40 hours per week)
- First shift
- Location: New Haven, CT
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- 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.
- Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
- In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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- 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at email@example.com or 860-713-5176.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation this class is accountable for assisting in the conduct of 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
- Assists in the development and/or implementation of projects and activities for rail transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering, capital projects, administration or finance relating to rail activities;
- Assists in the preparation of various documents that may include technical reports, train operating schedules, service contracts, service and non-service related agreements including leases, licenses and easements, equipment procurements, maintenance, service cycles and specifications, construction schedules, project contracts, force account agreements, construction methods, design functions, project budgets, material specifications, audit schedules, financial contracts or reviews, grant applications, quarterly reports and other administrative instruments;
- Collects and analyzes data and develops findings based on the analysis;
- Monitors and reviews rail operational and/or budgetary activities for conformance with terms and conditions of the agreements or contracts;
- Coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, State and Federal agencies;
- Performs related duties as required.
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
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written
- Ability to
- collect, organize and
analyze data and to formulate conclusions;
- monitor and review
project status and to report on progress;
- understand and interpret
agreements, rules, laws and regulations;
- utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in a professional or technical capacity in a railroad or railroad related organization.
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.
- Successful completion of
a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of
Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience with the principles and practices of railroad functions in rail operations and operations planning, rail equipment, capital projects, finance, or administration
- Experience presenting information and developing technical reports or documents
- Experience using Microsoft 365 suite
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- 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.
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