Transportation Planner 2

Environmental Compliance

Recruitment #231108-8876FE-001


Do you want to be part of a great team of professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? If so, come join our team and make a positive impact!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Transportation Planner 2 in the Environmental Compliance section at our Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.


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What 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 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
  • A work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

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Working for the DOT can provide you with:

  • A competitive starting salary
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Alternate work schedule options
  • Hybrid work environment opportunities (combination of on-site and remote work)
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
  • Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
  • Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE’s) Employer of the Year!


Position Specific Notes:

  • 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.


The Division of Facilities and Transit consists of the Facilities Design, AEC Applications, Environmental Compliance, and Engineering Services (Pavement Design and Utilities Coordination) units. DOT’s Environmental Compliance section seeks applications for a Transportation Planner 2 that will specialize in the technical and highly sought-after field of environmental science. The primary focus of the Environmental Compliance section is to provide engineering support to many of the Department of Transportation’s day-to-day operations and to the Department’s capital projects for highways, railways, bridges, and related maintenance and transit facilities. Technical staff in the Environmental Compliance section provide guidance on matters related to polluted media such as soil and groundwater, permitted wastewater discharges, MS4 stormwater compliance, regulated and hazardous wastes, and regulated building materials such as asbestos and lead paint.

Application Details: Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Engineer in Training license number (if applicable) and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application.


At the DOT, our mission is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. Learn more about our mission, vison, and values here!

Selection Plan

This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.


  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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



Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily 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 daily 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.

Other Notes:

  • The immediate vacancy is 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


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 about the position, please contact Samantha Rivera, Human Resources Specialist – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Rivera@CT.Gov

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In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.


A Transportation Planner 2 in the Environmental Compliance section performs complex tasks and assignments such as:

  • reviews capital projects’ designs for highways, railways, bridges, and related maintenance and transit facilities for the purpose of verifying or developing compliance solutions for activities that may affect regulated construction materials, polluted soil or groundwater, and the quality of stormwater runoff
  • assists with the technical investigations needed to determine the presence or extent of pollution in the environment, including the review of reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations
  • coordinates the surveys and abatements for asbestos and other hazardous building materials that may be found in the Department’s existing infrastructure and facilities, as well as any follow-up coordination with respect to abatement and/or demolition activities
  • provides Department-wide compliance support on matters related to the quality of stormwater associated with MS4 transportation infrastructure and industrial-type facilities like highway maintenance garages
  • coordinates activities, projects or programs with consultants, stakeholders, and local, state and federal agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • may make presentations to senior management, other units within the agency, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders
  • performs related duties as required


Considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; knowledge of environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; analytical ability; ability to forecast trends based upon empirical data; ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; some lead ability.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


One (1) year of the General Experience must include individual responsibility for the coordination of complex planning projects in a relevant planning area.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 2.


1. 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.
2. 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.


  • Degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; environmental engineering; civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering; or natural resources
  • Experience preparing and reviewing pollution prevention planning documents for industrial facilities, such as vehicle maintenance garages, in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations, such as federal oil storage rules
  • Experience comprehending and interpreting laws and regulations related to wastewater and stormwater discharges in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations, such as a state miscellaneous industrial user general permit or a Connecticut industrial stormwater general permit
  • Experience with environmental considerations involved with assessing sites’ and transportation corridors’ soil and groundwater for the presence or extent of polluting substances
  • Experience interpreting laboratory analytical data of samples of soil, groundwater, stormwater, wastewater, or other wastes for the purposes of comparing to regulatory or permitting standards and developing compliance solutions
  • Experience comprehending and interpreting laws and regulations related to releases to the environment


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
2. 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.