Transportation Transit Manager


Recruitment #230531-8617AR-001


Are you passionate about shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?
If so, we encourage you to apply and make an impact!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is seeking a self-motivated, collaborative professional to fill one Transportation Transit Manager position in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing in Newington, CT. 


  • Competitive starting salary
  • 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
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • 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
  • 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


  • Full Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: Newington
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available
  • 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)!

This Transportation Transit Manager is responsible for: 
  • The support of bus service planning and studies including implementing Governor's proposed service expansion of over $8M annually. 
  • Providing oversight of federal Section 5310 vehicle grants and operating programs. 
  • Managing National Transit Database reporting and Federal Title VI Updates and Service Monitoring. 
  • Leading and training staff in Program Development like the CTpass and U-Pass Programs. 
  • Oversight of the Transportation Demand Management and Marketing programs.


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! 

Selection Plan

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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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If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at and reference the recruitment number.


In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation this class is accountable for directing staff responsible for rail and transit operations, facilities, and infrastructure.


  • Manages and directs staff and operations of large scale public transportation programs;
  • Coordinates, plans, and manages unit activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Prepares division budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside division who might impact program activities;
  • Directs implementation of public transit programs to assure adequate levels of service;
  • Directs participation with federal, state, regional, and local officials and agencies as well as general public and special interest groups;
  • Directs and reviews public transportation programs to determine consistency with department goals, objectives, policies and programs;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of public transportation administration;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communications skills.


Nine (9) years of experience in planning, engineering or operations phases of a large scale transportation system.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transportation activities.


  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience or 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 a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with bus service planning.
  • Experience managing federally-funded grant programs.
  • Experience with Federal Transit Administration Title VI program requirements.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with stakeholders and with the public.
  • Experience leading the development of new programs and services.



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.