Executive Program Manager

Durational Project Manager

Recruitment #231220-0415VR-001


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?

If so, come join our great team of professionals and make an impact!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Executive Program Manager (Durational Project Manager) within the Bureau of Public Transportation in Newington.

The Bureau of Public Transportation is currently leading the planning of major capital programs and critical projects to support the safe, efficient, and sustainable growth of services across Connecticut. Further, the nature of operational oversight of service providers requires renewed attention from the Bureau’s leadership team. Lastly, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by the federal government will invest billions of dollars over the next four years into public transportation services and programs.


  • A competitive starting salary
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
  • Retirement plan options
  • A culture that encourages work-life balance
  • Working for a Forbes top company: 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
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.


  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • Location: Newington
  • 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.
  • NOTE: Incumbent will be placed in the vacancy under durational appointment, for four (4) years. The anticipated duration is January 2024 through January 2027. This appointment may be extended. Benefits and leaves will be subject to the Connecticut General Statutes. 


The role of the position will lead the current capital and operating oversight in cooperation with Office of Rail and Office of Transit & Ridesharing in five areas:

  • Capital Delivery: Lead the planning, policy and programming associated with the major capital programs.
  • Customer Experience and Organizational Success: Ensure the Customer Experience Action Plan is positioned to be implemented, monitored, and adjusted as needed to respond to demand.
  • Operational Performance: Develop operational oversight programs over the rail and bus transit service partners and providers.
  • Overall Strategy: Lead the development of the Bureau of Public Transportation’s Strategic Plan.


The mission of the DOT 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. To learn more about our mission, vision and values, please click here. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT!

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Selection Plan

  • 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.
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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.
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In a state agency this class is accountable for making or conducting a special inquiry, investigation, examination or installation pursuant to Section 5-198(n) of the Connecticut General Statutes.


  • Experience working in public sector organizations, or similar environments, and optimizing continuous improvement that leads to improved operational performance.
  • Experience working with public transportation capital programs or operations
  • Experience with internal and external stakeholder coordination to include public outreach services targeted to customers, or similar activities.
  • Experience with government contracting or government contracting processes.
  • Experience with urban planning, public administration, or a similar industry
  • Experience with strategic planning, program management, and providing progress reports.


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 responsibility.