Summer Worker (Enterprise GIS)


Recruitment #240227-5704VR-001


Are you interested in a temporary summer opportunity to work in an environment where you can make a difference? 
If so, consider applying today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for exciting Summer Worker (E-GIS) (Seasonal Workerpositions in the Bureau of Policy & Planning. These positions are based in Newington, CT.

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation 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.
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 architecture. 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.  E-GIS Summer Workers will 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. 

  • Anticipated start date in May of 2024 and ending by August 31, 2024
  • 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, PowerAutomate, 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, ArcGIS 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

Watch the video below to see what a day is like at the Connecticut DOT!


Selection Plan

Selected candidates must be at least 16 or 18 years old, depending on the position.
To Apply:

  • 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.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other. 
  • 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


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  • 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 performs tasks and duties of a seasonal nature by providing services to clients or the public.

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

 Assignment Minimum Hourly
Maximum Hourly
 General  $15.69  $17.00
 Patient Care Service  $15.69  $17.00
 Maintenance  $15.69  $17.00
 Laboratory Assistant  $15.69  $17.00
 Recreational Aide  $15.69  $17.00
 Transportation Services (Bus Driver)  $15.69  $17.00
 Tourist Information Clerk  $15.69  $17.00
 Specialized Recreational Services  $15.69  $17.00
 Tourist Information Coordinator  $15.69  $17.00
 Information Technology System Analysis  $19.00  $22.00
 Professional Engineering *  $19.44  $22.51
 Legal  $19.00  $22.00

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

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


  • 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.

  • Undergraduate or graduate 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.
NOTE: 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.


See attached Addendum


  • Knowledge of
    • principles, practices and procedures of assigned specialty; 
    • operation of equipment, materials and activities of assigned specialty; 
  • Knowledge to degree necessary for dealing with and understanding an individual’s behavior; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • techniques of assigned specialty skills; 
  • Ability to
    • assist individuals in self-care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct where applicable; 
    • 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 Enterprise Portal, ArcGIS Online, ModelBuilder, etc.), Microsoft 365, FME, QGIS or related computer software


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.