State of Connecticut Department of Transportation
Do you want to be part of a great team of Engineering and Construction professionals who are shaping the future of Transportation in Connecticut? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Engineer Trainee (Land Surveyor) position in the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Central Surveys office in Newington, CT. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week.
*New hires to State service start at Paygrade FS 18, step 5.
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation 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.
The Central Surveys section performs various functions including:
- Performing mapping, field, and land survey duties
- Utilizing Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) system and other computer applications
- Preparing, revising, and editing property acquisition and release mapping
- Developing topographic mapping and Digital Terrain Models (DTM)
- Utilizing ArcGIS software for Geographic Information System (GIS) applications
- Operating survey field instruments
- Performing complex computations for survey control networks
- Performing related duties as required
THE ROLE – PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Transportation Engineer Trainees receive training to develop technical engineering skills and knowledge. After successfully completing a one-year training program, trainees are eligible for promotion to the target class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Engineering) or Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering). After successfully completing two years as a Transportation Engineer 1, engineers are eligible for promotion to Transportation Engineer 2.
- Please list your Driver’s license number, expiration date, and issuing State, Engineer in Training license number (if applicable) and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application.
- A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required and must be maintained.
- Relevant information such as possession of any licensure, any specialization in college, or relevant internships must be included in the application package.
- Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, available to travel for training, conferences, meetings, field reviews, etc. both within and outside of normal working hours, when necessary.
- Trainees may be required to work nights, weekends, and overtime. Trainees may be required to take and pass appropriate certifications from the New England Transportation Technician Program (NETTCP) and American Concrete Institute (ACI) or other required certifications.
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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-713-5176.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority, this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional transportation engineering and transportation construction engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement in the field of transportation engineering.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Discover the chance to:
- Problem solve, recommend, and implement effective solutions in a timely manner
- Contribute to providing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the traveling public
- Utilize computer aided design software (MicroStation) and other applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel
- Provide verbal and written communication to a diverse population
- Prioritize work and meet deadlines
- Read and analyze or prepare construction plans and estimates
- Perform a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
General knowledge of basic transportation engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments and other computer applications; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree.
- If the target job classification has a Minimum Qualification that requires specific licensure and/or the Bachelor’s degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific licensures and degree areas are required for appointment to the Transportation Engineer Trainee classification.
- Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.
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 General Experience 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 General Experience requirement.
NOTE: The following additional substitutions are allowed for the Target Class of Transportation Engineer 1 (Construction Engineering):
1. Possession of Land Surveyor (LS) 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 General Experience requirement.
2. Possession of Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) 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 General Experience requirement.
3. Possession of at least Level III certification, from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), in one of the following Civil Engineering Technology Programs may be substituted for the General Experience requirement:
a. Transportation Construction Inspection Program – Highway Construction Inspection.
b. Construction Materials Testing Program – Asphalt or Concrete.c. Transportation Program – Highway Materials, Highway Surveys or Highway Construction Inspection
4. Possession of a Level III Survey Technician Certification from the National Society of Professional Surveyors may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
5. Possession of an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification, at the level of a Welding Inspector (WI) or above, may be substituted for the General Experience requirement.
- Possession of a land survey or civil engineering degree or license (LS or LSIT)
- Experience with CADD, preferably Bentley MicroStation
- Experience with land surveying practices and principles
- Experience performing complex mathematical calculations
- Experience working with survey and construction plans
- Experience with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and other Static/Real Time Networks
Experience adjusting traverses and control networks and level runs
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from highway, construction site, or on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from year round weather conditions.
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.
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