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Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related ) Traffic Forecasting | Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

By January 5, 2023

State of Connecticut- Department of Transportation

Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related )
Traffic Forecasting | Target Class: Transportation Planner 1

Recruitment #230103-1993FS-003

Location Newington, CT
Date Opened 1/5/2023 12:00:00 AM
Salary $52,661- $72,485/year
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 1/16/2023 11:59:00 PM
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Are you a team player interested in traffic forecasting 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 Career Trainee position, with a target class of Transportation Planner 1, to assist in transportation project development.

Connecticut Careers Trainee Benefit Offerings:
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
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
A healthy work-life balance to all employees
The Role:
We are seeking a dynamic, motivated candidate for this opportunity. This unit is responsible for developing detailed traffic forecasts used by CTDOT project engineers to develop roadway design plans for State Projects. This involves working with traffic count data, analyzing traffic patterns, and understanding the Statewide Travel Model. This Unit also reviews traffic impact assessments for all private development proposals that seek Major Traffic Generator (MTG) permits through CTDOT’s Office of State Traffic Administration (OSTA).

NOTE: A certificate is required from OSTA for all new major traffic generators/expansions/land use changes that trigger the need for mitigation or traffic safety measures on the State highway system.

Connecticut Careers Trainee/Transportation Planner 1:
Requires knowledge of the principles and practices involved in transportation planning and/or engineering with a focus on travel demand models and traffic forecasting.
Candidates should possess the ability to read and interpret roadway construction plans and development site plans.
The selected candidate will be responsible for developing effective, efficient communication and working relationships internally, as well with other State and Federal agencies consultants and other external stakeholders.
About DOT:
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 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 and accessibility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving the State’s resources. The Department of Transportation 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.
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.

Receives training on the review of traffic impact statements and reports that are developed by Consultants for major traffic generators, assists with analyzing proposed trip generation and the associated impacts those trips have on the roadway network; works under the supervision of a Transportation Planner 2 or Supervising Planner to assist in the development of future traffic forecasts based on existing traffic counts, travel patterns, and origin and destination data; utilizes various demographic data from the Statewide Travel Model and other sources; participates in field inspections and provides data entry and other data/analytical tasks for various databases including Access and Excel. Utilizes various analysis tools to identify/measure areas of traffic congestion and assists with the development of concepts to alleviate congestion at those locations. Works closely with project managers to assist in managing traffic forecasting aspects of corridor and statewide studies.

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 Transportation / Regional / Urban Planning or Studies, Civil Engineering, mathematics or closely related degree.
Experience maintaining spreadsheets and databases, and conducting numerical analyses through course work, work experience or internships.
Experience analyzing technical diagrams, maps, site plans and aerial photographs through course work, work experience or internships.
Experience utilizing or working with traffic count data through course work, work experience, or internships
Experience in reading and interpreting project design plans through course work, work experience, or internships.
Experience working independently and as part of a team through course work, work experience, or internships
Experience with MicroStation / CADD through course work, work experience or internships.
Microsoft Office 365 including Excel, Adobe Acrobat, ESRI ArcGIS, Bentley Bluebeam, and Travel Demand Modeling Software.

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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To apply for this job email your details to Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov

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