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Job Title: Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) NEPA Practitioner
Location: Newington, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/19/2024
Expire Date: 05/19/2024
Job Categories: Transportation
Job Description
Transportation Planner 2 (40 Hour) NEPA Practitioner
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Transportation Planner 2 in the Environmental Documents Unit, within the Office of Environmental Planning and Bureau of Policy & Planning.

- Competitive starting salary
- 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
- A culture that encourages work/life balance
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
- Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
- Tuition reimbursement
- The State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer. You may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.
- Work for a Forbes top company: 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 Schedules
- Join an award winning agency! CTDOT was recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

- Monday - Friday
- Full Time, 40 hours per week
- First Shift
- Location: Newington
- Field work in all weather conditions will be required and travel primarily within the State will be necessary.
- 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 here. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.

The Transportation Planner 2 within the Environmental Documents Unit is dedicated to ensuring conformance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) for transportation projects funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The Unit is responsible for environmental reviews which involve an interdisciplinary and interagency process.

The successful candidate will:
- Be knowledgeable and have practical experience in the NEPA process including determining proper class of action.
- Document impacts of proposed actions (individually and cumulatively).
- Document assessment of potential adverse effects, alternatives analysis and proposed mitigation strategies. Have experience applying regulations and have practical experience applying NEPA principles, including but not limited to logical termini, independent utility, and connected actions.
- Be responsible for compliance with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, along with the full suite of federal laws under the NEPA umbrella, and ensuring meaningful public engagement and involvement as required to fulfill NEPA and CEPA.
- Be responsible for coordination of the required State and federal environmental documents which involve day to day interaction with designers, consultants, as well as the State and Federal regulatory and funding agencies.
- Be responsible for conducting environmental review and analysis for design projects,
- Coordinate with on-call consulting firms.
- Collaborate with other units and Bureaus.
- Review and comment on regulatory and guidance changes regarding NEPA and CEPA.
- Provide training to the Department and consultants, commenting on proposed legislation regarding its impact on the Department.
- This position will require written and verbal communication skills and will be responsible for coordination with FTA, FHWA, FRA and Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (CT OPM) as well as leading and participating in meetings with elected officials, stakeholders, and the public.

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Transportation 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. We are looking for energetic and driven team players who are passionate about serving the public and about the work we do to deliver the DOT's mission.
Qualifications & Requirements
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 experience is interpreted at the level of a Transportation Planner 1 or Transportation Engineer 2.

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.
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.
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The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular 5 work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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