Durational Civil Engineer 2

Office of Community Development

Recruitment #240312-1966FE-001


Department of Economic and Community Development

The State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Community Investment Fund 2030 has an anticipated opportunity to serve as a Civil Engineer 2 (Durational).

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  • Durational for up to two years
  • Monday-Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • 1st Shift
  • Hartford, CT
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available 
The durational Civil Engineer 2 position will support the work of the Office of Community Development. This includes all capital projects administered by the agency, including the Community Investment Fund 2030, Connecticut Communities Challenge, Urban Act, STEAP, and Special Act, which will oversee bonding funds for various economic and community development projects. 

Project work involves the review of state funded economic and community development capital projects with municipalities and non-profit organizations.  Capital improvement projects include areas such as brownfield remediation, affordable housing, mixed-use commercial and public space, water, sewer, roadway infrastructure, and public facility construction or renovation. 

This position works in conjunction with project managers and other technical specialists to ensure oversight and compliance with state regulations for construction activities and procurement, permitting, and ensuring compliance with department policies and procedures. Additional duties and responsibilities include:
  • Surveys maps and other engineering data relative to the use of the area
  • Carries out investigations to determine adequacy, condition, and safety of engineering projects Participates in public hearings, prepares reports, lays out limits of work, assures that contractor carries out work in accordance with plans and specifications
  • Inspects engineering projects for conformance with accepted engineering standards, recommends specific changes to original plans, specifications, or design
  • Determines requirements, location, and layout of facilities such as bridges, highways, airports, buildings, water systems exclusive of electrical and mechanical features
  • Analyzes, develops, and evaluates criteria, methodology, equipment and data utilized, prepares reports
  • Assists in maintaining various Excel and CRM databases, utilizes the state procurement and bidding process, reviews specifications and determines adequacy, works collaboratively with colleagues in project management
  • Performs related duties as required
Applicant will be initially placed in a vacancy under durational appointment with an anticipated end date of two (2) years from the start date. This appointment may be extended. Benefits and leaves will be subject to the appropriate collective bargaining contract language and Connecticut General Statutes.

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The DECD is the state's lead agency responsible for strengthening Connecticut’s competitive position in the rapidly changing, knowledge-based global economy. The agency takes a comprehensive approach to economic development that incorporates community development, transportation, education, and arts and culture. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the 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.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class in the next twelve (12) months.
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In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of engineering and/or related tasks pertaining to one or more of the following aspects of engineering projects or studies: design, construction, rehabilitation, operation, maintenance, testing and data collection and analysis, planning, research and compliance with regulations.


  • Performs engineering review, analysis and preparation of plans and specifications; 
  • Prepares cost estimates or economic analyses; 
  • Performs engineering studies, inspections and investigations; 
  • Makes recommendations for corrective action and compliance; 
  • Conducts tests and collects and analyzes data; 
  • Performs administrative duties such as report writing and general planning for unit; 
  • Coordinates with consultants in project development; 
  • Evaluates adequacy of engineering submissions; 
  • Serves as representative of agency at public and committee meetings and conferences; 
  • Provides technical assistance to local, state and federal officials and the public; 
  • May testify in hearings and court cases; 
  • May plan, review and/or oversee special projects pertaining to engineering issues, data or equipment; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • relevant engineering standards, principles and practices; 
    • data collection and analysis techniques; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • prepare, evaluate or review plans, specifications and cost estimates; 
    • analyze engineering problems and recommend solutions; 
    • utilize computer software; 
    • perform mathematical calculations.


Six (6) years of experience in civil engineering.


  • College training in civil or environmental engineering 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.
  • A Master's degree in civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with construction materials and methods
  • Experience with cost estimation for construction projects
  • Experience reviewing construction documents
  • Experience communicating on construction topics with clients and vendors
  • Experience with construction services procurement and bidding processes


  • 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 risk of injury or physical harm from construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



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.