Transportation Planner 2 – Performance Management (40 Hour)

Organization: State of Connecticut Department of Transportation

Posted: May 16, 2023 | Closing: June 5, 2023

Job Description

Transportation Planner 2 – Performance Management (40 Hour)

  • Recruitment #230515-8876FE-001
  • Location:  Newington, CT
  • Date Opened:  5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM
  • Salary:  $83,326 – $119,928/year
  • Job Type:  Open to the Public
  • Close Date:  6/5/2023 11:59:00 PM

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Planner 2 position in our Performance Management Unit at our Newington Headquarters.  This unit, within the Bureau of Policy and Planning, implements the transportation performance management requirements of federal law, including reporting and setting targets for national performance measures. The unit is also developing a Project Prioritization methodology for performance-based planning and programming and is working on initiatives such as congestion management and travel-time reliability.


  • Monday – Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift
  • Location:  Newington, CT
  • In P-4 (Engineering, Scientific and Technical) 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.


We are seeking a dynamic motivated candidate for this opportunity to track the status of Department reporting requirements for compliance with federal legislation and to coordinate related required activities, including coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations and internal offices to ensure data and document compliance with federal requirements. This position will be responsible for independently leading cross-functional groups of technical experts and other stakeholders in collaborative efforts and managing multiple concurrent priorities while meeting deadlines.

This position will lead the Department’s initiatives on performance-based planning and programming, specifically the project prioritization process being implemented. This is centered on the responsibility to implement a process linking spatial and transportation-system data to identify quantitative indicators of alignment between candidate projects and our vision and goals as laid out in the Long Range Transportation Plan and our other related planning products and providing a prioritized list of initiatives based on broad cost-and-benefit criteria.

This position will also be responsible for analysis of proposed and enacted Federal guidance, and support of coordination, interpretation, implementation and communication regarding Department policies and procedures in the area of performance management.

Additionally, this position will support the Department’s own performance management initiatives, including analytics and forecasting of performance areas including congestion, travel time reliability, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation system access. The position will also assist in advancing the practice of performance management internally, providing performance-management resources to various units across Bureaus. The position is necessary to comply with Federal transportation legislation and associated Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), including the recently passed Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL.) These laws require the Department to report on all 23 National Performance measures and set performance targets, and to provide associated deliverables (plans, process documentation, and other documents), in order to implement a performance-management framework.


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.



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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