The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Policy and Planning is recruiting for a Transportation Planner 2, in our Intergovernmental Affairs Unit, in Newington, CT.


  • 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


This position will be pivotal in meeting the requirements of both State and Federal laws and regulations as it relates to coordination and cooperation with the Council of Governments (COG), the Metropolitan Transportation Organizations (MPO), and local elected officials. All federally funded projects must be vetted with and approved by the COGs, MPOs and local elected officials, to be included into the State Transportation Improvement Plan. It is imperative that these relationships are created and maintained, and that knowledge of the Department’s goals, vision and mission be communicated effectively with these entities, and likewise, that this unit serve as a conduit of communication of local issues back to the Department.

The Transportation Planner 2 position facilitates and oversees the daily coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) the Council of Governments (COG’s) and local officials on planning and program efforts to ensure that the planning process is conducted in accordance with the requirements of federal laws and regulations. This includes coordination with required federal agencies (Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration) along with internal Connecticut Department of Transportation staff in all five bureaus. This position will be an important part of a unit which will be responsible for leading both high level technical federal programs, as well as being responsible for a wide range of government affairs coordination. This position is unique as it blends technical planning and government affairs together to provide accurate and timely assistance to key agencies and stakeholders. Additional responsibilities will include: review, approval, and oversight of planning studies and programs, invoices, and contract compliance.

The Intergovernmental Affairs unit coordinates the COG’s implementation of their Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWP) to ensure compliance with the federal transportation planning process, federal regulations, and relevant state laws, regulations, and policies. This includes the review and approval of UPWP invoices and ensuring compliance with audit, federal, and state requirements. This unit is responsible to develop program guidance, solicit for eligible projects, and disseminate information on projects under the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), and for corridor study planning proposals. The unit acts as the liaison with the MPO’s, COG’s and with other local, state, and federal agencies, and may also assist with liaison functions for other federal or state programs.


  • Full-time (40 hours per week), First shift
  • Location: Department of Transportation Headquarters: Newington, CT
  • Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged


As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,300 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, efficient and accessible multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development.  The recent passage of the Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Act (IIJA) presents exciting funding opportunities for the State of Connecticut, and this position will be crucial in aligning the Department to be successful in obtaining approvals for discretionary program funds.   The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.


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Job Opening: Transportation Planner 2-Intergovernmental Affairs – Department of Administrative Services (