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Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering and Related) Photolog | Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

By January 6, 2023

State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering and Related)
Photolog | Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

Recruitment #230103-1993FS-004

Newington, CT

Date Opened
1/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
$52,661 – $72,485/year
Job Type
Open to the Public
Close Date
1/17/2023 11:59:00 PM
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Are you a team player interested in roadway information systems and assisting in shaping our future transportation system?
This could be the role for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Connecticut Careers Trainee position, with a target class of Transportation Planner 1. This position is in the Bureau of Policy & Planning, Roadway Information Systems Office, Photolog Unit, located at the DOT headquarters, in Newington, CT. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and start a career in this “behind the scenes” data gathering and analysis that is a critical part of transportation planning in our State.

The Roadway Information Systems Section is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of roadway transportation data including Pavement condition data, Right-of-Way imagery, vehicle volumes, classifications, travel speeds, and truck weigh-in-motion, and the collection of a variety of other roadway attribution. These detailed transportation data and information are necessary to/for:
Assess and predict roadway network performance
Keep an accurate accounting of miles of road and attribution
Comply with Federal regulations
Capital project support, for funding allocation and Federal reporting purposes
Work collaboratively with unit and office staff, additional offices within the DOT, and public entities, to collect, model, enhance, and expand the Roadway Inventory features and assets that are contained within the network
Assist with the setup, calibration, operation, and maintenance of the Department’s state-of-art and highly technical Automated Road Network Analyzer (ARAN) vans
Perform an annual, bidirectional collection of pavement condition data and imagery for the entire state route network and ramps, a subset of the local roads, and the CT Fastrak System
Assist with the identification, layout, and maintenance of control and verification sites
Upload and process data in the advanced “Vision” and “Digital HIWAY” data processing environments
Support, configure and troubleshoot the platform hardware with our vendors and Information Technologies group
Develop data and final reports for Department, federal, and other business needs
Read and interpret engineering plans, diagrams, and schematics
Perform daily quality control checks
Keep logs, populate databases, and work with spreadsheets
Review and prepare statistical, written, and technical reports
Work with Geographic Information Systems and utilize maps in ArcGIS and other Linear Reference System (LRS) platforms to analyze data for impacts to transportation facilities, projects, and programs
Performs related duties as required
The position will perform duties of increasing difficulty, split between the field and office to assist with the collection of data from a variety of sources, and manage that information within specialized software platforms and databases.

NOTE: Additional requirements for this position
Possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license
Operate a large “Sprinter style” van in traffic for long periods of the day
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
Incumbents in this class may be required to work overtime
Outside work may include working in all weather conditions
Excellent State benefits package, including medical and dental coverage
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement plan options
Generous paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
A culture that promotes work-life balance
AT DOT, our mission 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. Visit our website to learn more about the Connecticut DOT! Learn more about our mission, vision, and values here!

Watch the video below to learn what it’s like to be a senior engineer at the Connecticut DOT!

These positions 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.

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.
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.
After You Apply:
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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 question’s expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user’s spam.
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. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sharon McIntosh at Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.
In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.
Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.
Possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.


If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related degree
Experience in field data collection or training in GIS and/or Linear Referencing System(LRS) development, or management of large datasets, through coursework, work experience, or internships
Experience with Microsoft Office 365 including Excel, Vision, ProVal, Google Earth, Exor, FME, ESRI’s product suite, and PowerBi, through coursework, work experience, or internships
Experience with computer programming languages, large data sets, querying and scripting capabilities, and database management, using applications such as Java, SQL, Python, through coursework, work experience, or internships
Experience with statistics and performing statistical and mathematical analysis and calculations, through coursework, work experience, or internships

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


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