Title VI Equity Specialist (Transportation Planner 1)

Organization: State of Connecticut
Website: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=230607&R2=8875FS&R3=001

Posted: July 3, 2023 | Closing: June 30, 2023

Job Description
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for an exciting Title VI Equity Specialist (Transportation Planner 1) opportunity to lead the agency’s efforts to ensure all transportation programs and services are equitable and implemented in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off- including 13 holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Culture that encourages work-life balance 
  • An opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: Forbes State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 – State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
CTDOT is deeply committed to ensuring all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or income status are afforded an equal opportunity to access and benefit from federally funded transportation activities and the Title VI Equity Specialist plays a key role in the work to ensure the agency is meeting its regulatory requirements. Specifically, this position assists in the development and implementation of the Title VI Program to ensure CTDOT compliance with provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other nondiscriminatory regulations.
As part of the Office of Equity within the Commissioner’s Office, the Title VI Equity Specialist collaborates and coordinates with multi-disciplinary teams inside and outside of the Department to support all aspects of CTDOT’s Title VI Program. This position is responsible for helping develop, monitor and report on the Department’s Title VI Program activities to meet Federal and state laws, regulations and requirements. This role requires advanced project management and program development skills to help advance the agency’s understanding and consistent application of Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency.  The Title VI Equity Specialist will take a lead role in conducting program reviews, compiling submissions, participating in federal reviews, providing training and analyzing equity analyses for fare and major service changes.
The position is expected to assess departmental risk for non-compliance, provide technical assistance and implement best practices to support equity goals and regulatory requirements; and will be responsible for collecting and updating data, maintaining documentation and assist in the review and analysis of statistical data pertaining to transportation needs, activities and programs.  Prepare or assist in the preparation of charts, maps, graphs, diagrams and other illustrative materials to assist with agency planning activities, and the preparation of reports and publications. Participates in preparation of agreements and contracts.  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 programs, activities and/or projects
This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about equity and having a meaningful impact in the equitable delivery of transportation services and programs in Connecticut.
  • Monday-Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours/week)
  • 1st Shift
  • Newington, CT
  • P-4 Bargaining Unit
  • This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.
  • Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 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 for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving the State’s resources. DOT 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.

How to Apply

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