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Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (Drainage) (40 Hour)

By November 22, 2022
  • Full Time
  • New Haven, CT
  • December 12, 2022

State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

INTRODUCTION

Are you looking for an exciting engineering role with the Department of Transportation?  Do you want to be part of a great team of Bridge Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of transportation in Connecticut?  If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications from qualified individuals for a Transportation Engineer 3 (Engineering) (Drainage) position.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

This position is part of the Special Services Unit, Bureau of Highway Operations located in District 3 (New Haven).  The Special Services Unit is responsible for inspection of drainage structures, culverts, and catch basins, with a concentration on MS4, and potential environmental impacts of regulated areas within DOT properties. This position also handles property owner and municipal complaints, some of which may require the creation of a Maintenance work order. Candidates should be familiar with the Department’s Hydraulics and Drainage Manual, Encroachment Permit Regulations and policies, procedures, statutes, and regulations relative to drainage easements.

The position is full-time (40 hours per week), Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The position is part of the P-4 (Engineering, Scientific and Technical) bargaining unit.

POSITION DETAILS AND ROLE

As the District’s Drainage Engineer, you will be assigned to assist and carry out direction from the Bureau of Highway Operations Administration and Maintenance Manager in accordance with federal and state statutes, policies, and regulations.

APPLICATION DETAILS

*A valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license will be required.

Please list your driver’s license type, issuing agency, license number, expiration date, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold to the “licenses and professional certifications” section of your application.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

SELECTION PLAN

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.
  • 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting’s closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire’s expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user’s spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Frank DeCusati at frank.decusati@ct.gov or 860-713-5176.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for acting as a working lead who assists a supervisor in supervising a designated group of employees and/or for performing the most complex engineering or related tasks in one or more aspects of engineering projects or studies in the areas of administration, bridge design, design, drainage, electrical, foundations, hydraulics, maintenance, operations, pavement management, regulation compliance, rehabilitation, research, traffic or utilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In this role, you may:

  • Be responsible for a variety of duties related to drainage highway design projects, permit reviews, construction inspection field work, complaints, maintenance paving projects, nuisance beaver complaints, and recordkeeping, mapping, and pre and post construction reviews
  • Travel to various construction sites and municipal offices to perform deed research within the assigned geographical area
  • Be assigned within the district as a lead to various office engineering teams or as a field project engineer
  • Work overtime or nights, based on the operational needs

*A valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license will be required.

For a full list of duties, you may view the job class specification linked here.

WORKING LEAD LEVEL:  As assigned by the supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews unit work; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; recommends policies and standards; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices involved in transportation engineering such as bridge design, foundations, highway design, transportation facilities design, transportation planning, maintenance, drainage or hydraulics, research, pavement design, pavement management and traffic; knowledge of administrative and financial controls with respect to transportation engineering plans, contracts, projects and reports; considerable knowledge of operational methodologies and established policies; considerable analytical, problem solving and technical report development skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies; ability to analyze plans and estimates; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in a professional transportation engineering capacity. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. Possession of Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
  2. Possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.§20-302 may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
  3. A Master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  4. Current incumbents in the class of Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING) who do not possess the degree or certification/licensure qualifications as detailed on this class specification may be considered for promotion to Transportation Engineer 3 (ENGINEERING) upon having three (3) years of experience in transportation engineering. One (1) of the three (3) years’ must have been as a Transportation Engineer 2 (ENGINEERING).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in drainage engineering

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  2. Incumbents may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.

CONCLUSION

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

To apply for this job email your details to frank.decusati@ct.gov

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