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Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related) Target Class: Transportation Planner 1
Company: State of Connecticut Department of Transportation
Location: Newington, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/19/2023
Expire Date: 10/19/2023
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related) Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is recruiting for two Connecticut Careers Trainee (Target Class: Transportation Planner 1) positions, one in the Environmental Documents Unit, and one in the Enterprise GIS Unit within the Bureau of Policy & Planning. The positions are located at the Department of Transportation Headquarters in Newington. These positions report directly to a Supervising Transportation Planner or employee of higher grade.

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
Tuition reimbursement
Work 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
Work for Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCEís) Employer of the Year

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.

At DOT, the Enterprise GIS Unit is integral to the development and continued support of the Departmentís Transportation Enterprise Data (TED) Management System, which is a data architecture and set of business processes for managing data. TED provides for a shared and integrated communal data experience from a common data platform while ensuring high quality, managed, authoritative data is consistently available and treated as a high value Department asset. Additionally, the Enterprise GIS Unit is the Departmentís lead unit tasked with developing data management & analytical tools and providing visualization services for the rest of the Department.

The Environmental Documents Unit is responsible for environmental reviews which involve an interdisciplinary and interagency process. Candidates should be knowledgeable and have practical experience in environmental processes including: field work and data gathering, documenting impacts of proposed actions (individually and cumulatively), documenting assessment of potential adverse effects, alternatives analysis and proposed mitigation strategies. The position will be responsible for aiding in coordination of the required State and federal environmental documents which involves day to day interaction with other planners, designers, consultants, as well as the State and Federal regulatory and funding agencies.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
Conducting field work and planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods
Developing, coordinating, and evaluating transportation programs
Collecting, analyzing, and updating data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects, and programs and making recommendations based on this analysis
Performing trend, economic, and environmental analyses of transportation related data
Reviewing studies, surveys, and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs, and state and federal laws and regulations
Providing planning assistance and coordinating activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders
Reviewing proposed legislation and distributing information
May perform site analysis work
Performing related duties as required. Field work may be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary

Full-time (40 hours/week)
1st Shift
Newington, CT
P-4 (Engineering and Scientific) bargaining unit.
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.
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)!

ABOUT US: As one of Connecticutís largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving the Stateís resources. DOT is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.
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