Transportation Planner 2 (Sustainability & Resiliency)

Organization: State of Connecticut- Department of Transportation

Posted: January 4, 2023 | Closing: January 17, 2023

Job Description
Are you motivated to improve sustainability and climate resiliency of the State’s transportation system/assets?
Are you a team player, who values accessibility, equity, safety, and environmental stewardship?
If so, this could be the role for you!
DOT is now accepting applications for an exciting Transportation Planner 2 (Sustainability & Resiliency) position, with the Department of Transportation Headquarters, in Newington, CT. The purpose of the position is to lead planning and program management for Sustainability and Resilience focused programs and to improve the sustainability and climate resiliency of the state’s transportation system.
The Sustainability and Resiliency Unit works with all parts of DOT to increase energy efficiency, reduce the carbon footprint of transportation, reduce waste and reduce the cost of government operations.  The Unit is also responsible for the development and implementation of adaptation strategies to ensure DOT is prepared for the impacts of climate change on the State’s transportation infrastructure.
  • Providing support for Sustainability and Resilience focused programs under the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), now known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with a primary focus on the Carbon Reduction Program
  • Aiding in developing comprehensive policies and plans to assess and address the sustainability and climate resilience of the State’s transportation assets and infrastructure
  • Ensuring strong and effective communication and working relationships, both internally with planning and design teams, as well as other State and federal agencies, and external stakeholders
  • Collaboration with Department Bureaus and local Councils of Government to ensure successful development of the Sustainability and Resilience focused programs
  • Spearheading department sustainability initiatives; and managing on-call consultant assignments
  • Making recommendations for Department manuals and guidance to include sustainability and resiliency into program and project considerations
  • Investigating, researching, and staying abreast of trends within the industry and improving operations and processes
  • Coordinating with State and Federal regulatory agencies, and the public
  • Presenting technical materials to diverse audiences
  • Monday – Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)-first shift
  • Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees
The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) 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. As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. 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. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve.


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
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 Sharon McIntosh, at 


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.


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.

Duties and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to; conducts field work and planning studies relative to all transportation modes for the movement of people and goods; develops, coordinates, and evaluates transportation programs; collects, analyzes, and updates data related to impacts of transportation facilities, projects and programs, and makes recommendations based on this analysis; performs trend, economic and environmental analyses of transportation related data; reviews studies, surveys, and technical documents for conformance with department standards, needs, and state and federal laws and regulations; provides planning assistance and coordinates activities and projects with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, private consultants and stakeholders; reviews proposed legislation and distributes information; may perform site analysis work. Field work may be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.


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.


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.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geography, Sustainability, or closely related degree
  • Experience with principles of Sustainability and Climate Change Resiliency
  • Experience reading and interpreting design plans, studies in GIS, and other technical media such as aerial photography
  • Experience developing presentations and delivering complex materials to the public, municipal officials, other elected and agency officials, and senior management in both written and verbal formats
  • Experience with program and project management
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, (Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams)


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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