Transportation Planner 2- CT DOT, Newington

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for a challenging and exciting Transportation Planner 2 position located in the Environmental Permitting Unit within the Office of Environmental Planning at our headquarters in Newington.   

The Environmental Permitting Unit determines permitting needs for Department projects and acquires permit approvals for projects that impact water and natural resources. The unit prepares environmental permit applications for in-house design projects and oversees and reviews consultant prepared permit applications for content and accuracy, while assuring project schedules are met. The unit also acts as the main liaison with federal and State regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). The unit will also assist in field work associated with wetland and water resource identification, habitat assessments and mitigation requirements.

The Transportation Planner 2 position requires knowledge and experience in each of the following: State and federal water and natural resource identification and assessment of potential water and natural resource impacts; assessment of  avoidance, minimization, and mitigation techniques to be applied when reviewing transportation projects; both State and federal water and natural resource permitting requirements;  both Federal and State related environmental topics and issues as well as the ability to read and interpret laws and regulations as they apply to FHWA, FTA and FRA and State funded projects.  

This position will be responsible for performing wetland delineations, including vegetation and soil surveys, environmental studies, habitat assessments and analysis, overseeing task-based consultants, and will require regular field work in varying weather conditions.  Duties and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, production and review of reports required to identify water and natural resources, and preparation and review of permit applications, coordination documents, and supporting materials for all types of transportation projects.  Key elements of this position include the ability to read and interrupt design plans, project management skills, working collaboratively with project engineers and design teams, coordinating with State and Federal regulatory agencies; use of ArcGIS, as well as performing other related duties as required. 

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

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.

Salary: $83,326 - $119,928/year

Close Date: 9/28/2022 11:59:00 PM

Full job description and application are here.

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