Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) (Office of Transit and Ridesharing – Transit Districts Unit)

Organization: State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

Posted: March 5, 2024 | Closing: March 20, 2024

Job Description

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Recruitment #240216-8876FE-001
Location: Newington, CT
Date Opened: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary: $85,410 – $122,927/year
Job Type: Open to the Public
Close Date: 3/20/2024 11:59:00 PM

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Public Transportation invites individuals to apply for the position of Transportation Planner 2 in the Office of Transit and Ridesharing.


This position will be located within the Transit Districts Unit of the Office of Transit and Ridesharing. The Transportation Planner 2 will oversee the FTA Section 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas program including training under the CT Rural Transportation Assistance Program. The Transportation Planner 2 may supervise a Transportation Planner 1 or a Transportation Planner Connecticut Career Trainee and is a working lead position with responsibilities to conduct complex tasks in transportation planning. In this role, the duties include but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a liaison between different Federal, State, and Transit District stakeholders;
  • Preparing materials to meet the federally required State Management Plan and Triennial Reviews;
  • Analyzing financial and operational data, performance statistics and preparing budget and operating reports;
  • Carrying out the Intercity Bus Consultation process and coordinating with DOT Capital Services to file for FTA funding grants; and
  • Performing on-site Transit System Audits of Rural Transit Districts, reviewing and approving invoices, and providing technical assistance on the Section 5311 program requirements.

We are seeking someone who is proficient with data collection and analysis, has a strong attention to detail, and will rely on this professional to assist with making financial and budget decisions.


  • Monday – Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Location: Newington, CT
  • This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy. The Policy can be found at Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in transportation civil engineering or transportation, urban, regional or environmental planning.


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.


  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.


  • Experience leading federal and state programs with a statewide impact
  • Experience with public transportation in Connecticut
  • Experience communicating and developing relationships with a diverse population of stakeholders
  • Experience independently managing federal and/or state program of projects including establishing priorities
  • Experience with FTA (Federal Transit Administration) programs and grants
  • Experience with the technical evaluation of financial, performance, and operational data and statistics
  • Experience reviewing and managing budgets and preparing financial operating reports


  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.



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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