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Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) Bus Planning

By July 26, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Newington, CT
  • Applications have closed

State of CT DOT

Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour)

Bus Planning
Recruitment #220719-8876FE-003

Location: Newington, CT

Date Opened: 7/26/2022 12:00:00 AM
Salary: $83,326 – $119,928/year
Job Type: Open to the Public
Close Date: 8/9/2022 11:59:00 PM

Apply Here: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=220719&R2=8876FE&R3=003

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has a Transportation Planner 2 position available in the Bureau of Public Transportation, Office of Transit and Ridesharing, which directly operates a statewide multimodal transit network including 8 divisions of the CTtransit state-owned bus system and CTfastrak – an ITDP Silver Standard BRT system.  In addition, we manage contracts for service provision with large transit service providers and with several Connecticut Transit Districts.  In total we provide over 42 million passenger trips per year.

The successful candidate will be involved in programs with statewide or regional impact and make decisions based on many variables which directly impact the outcome of the program or project. Responsibilities will include developing a new Bus Stop Enhancement program for statewide rollout and managing National Transit Database reporting.

This is an exciting time to join the CTDOT.  We are developing new pass programs to offer access to our public transportation system to more people and coordinating the merger of multiple existing transit systems.  We are initiating automated bus pilots, bus rapid transit projects, and on demand micro transit services. Additional projects include re-engineering existing downtown circulator services, service and fare equity analyses, and parking and transit-oriented development projects along CTfastrak.

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

Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities, hire for diversity and new perspectives, and accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

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.
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:
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.
If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov.
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 and/or for performing the most complex tasks in transportation planning studies, programs and related activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
WORKING LEAD LEVEL: As assigned by a supervisor distributes, prioritizes, oversees and reviews office 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 office policies and standards; prepares correspondence; performs related duties as required.
ADVANCED LEVEL: Performs complex tasks and assignments in developing, coordinating and reviewing transportation planning programs; recommends, coordinates or participates in transportation demonstration projects; participates in preparation and negotiation of agreements and contracts; oversees and participates in corridor studies; prepares and reviews reports, studies and surveys in compliance with department standards and needs and state and federal laws and regulations; coordinates activities or projects with local, regional, state and federal agencies, consultants and stakeholders as required; reviews consultants’ work; investigates and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding transportation plans, programs and/or projects; may make presentations at legislative or public hearings; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning theory, practices and methodologies; knowledge of environmental considerations involved in transportation planning; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and use computer software including planning models and other programs related to planning process; analytical ability; ability to forecast trends based upon empirical data; ability to comprehend and interpret laws and regulations; some lead ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must include individual responsibility for the coordination of complex planning projects in a relevant planning area.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in civil engineering, transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with bus service planning and bus operations.
Experience with data analysis.
Experience with State of CT, Federal Transit Administration, or DOT procurement processes.
Experience communicating with a diverse population and working with a diverse group of public transportation stakeholders.
Experience demonstrating knowledge of public transportation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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.
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.

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