Overview

Do you have a passion for the transportation industry? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to work with us!
The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants, with a passion to make a difference in the transportation industry, to apply for the position of Transportation Transit Manager of Facility and Construction position in the Bureau of Public Transportation, who will be accountable for Connecticut’s public service Bus Transit!
Our Mission:
The mission of the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) 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 a growing public transportation system that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development.
The Office of Transit and Ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs. This office is responsible for managing CTtransit, CTfastrak, and transit districts which provide 42 million passenger trips a year. The office also oversees and financially supports bus and ridesharing services for the citizens of Connecticut. The Department directly and indirectly provides urban fixed-route bus services, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services, non-ADA paratransit services (dial-a-ride), commuter express bus services, rural transit services, rail-bus commuter connection services, via Connecticut Transit, the state-owned and controlled bus operation, and 14 active local transit districts and private bus operators and provides ridesharing and transportation demand management services via CTrides. Principally, the office provides complete operating/facility oversight for eighteen (18) transit facilities valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. We have an aggressive plan to merge, expand and enhance our state network of operating facilities.
The Role:
The Transit Manager of Facility and Construction requires a high-level of analytical skills due to the complex changes in facility technologies as well as project changes in transportation modalities. In order to work with a complex logistical facility issues, it is essential to have a director with considerable knowledge and skills to perform the following responsibilities.
  • Lead and direct new transit facility design and construction process as well as facility improvement projects to assure utility of the final product.
  • Develop and implement a transit facility electrification program. The electrification of 32 facilities will cost hundreds of millions and take 10 to 15 years t complete. Manage negotiation of statewide electric rates with DEEP for bus charging.
  • Develop and implement lease agreements for state owned facilities being operated by transit districts and divisions.
  • Develop, implement and oversee building maintenance programs for state-owned transit facilities. Integrate centralized purchasing for transit facilities.
  • Coordinate purchase and maintenance of surveillance cameras, fueling system, sprinkler system, bay, doors, etc.
  • Assess capital project needs and provide oversight of transit capitol program to determined projects selected for funding.
This position is located in Newington, CT and is full-time, 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule
We offer our employees a variety of competitive benefits including healthcare, retirement, and paid time off.
Selection Plan
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the 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.
Applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. Ensure that their application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.
NOTE: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job classification.

Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

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.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Nasreen Mustafa at nasreen.mustafa@ct.gov and reference PN 79296.

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)

In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, this class is accountable for directing staff responsible for rail and transit operations, facilities, and infrastructure.

Examples of Duties

Manages and directs staff and operations of large scale public transportation programs; coordinates, plans, and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside division who might impact on program activities; directs implementation of public transit programs to assure adequate levels of service; directs participation with federal, state, regional, and local officials and agencies as well as general public and special interest groups; directs and reviews public transportation programs to determine consistency with department goals, objectives, policies and programs; performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of public transportation administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.

Minimum Qualifications – General Experience

Nine (9) years of experience in planning, engineering or operations phases of a large scale transportation system.

Minimum Qualifications – Special Experience 

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transportation activities.

Note: For state employees, supervisory capacity will be interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Planner, Transportation Supervising Engineer, or Transportation Supervising Rail Officer.
Minimum Qualifications – Substitutions Allowed
College training may be substituted for the General Experience or 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.
Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Experience directly managing large scale construction projects;
  • Experience reviewing building design plans for operational functionality;
  • Experience working with state contracting process of laws and regulations, or other similar complex governmental agencies or similar environment;
  • Experience managing maintenance upkeep, and state of good repair of complex operating facilities;
  • Experience writing and developing plans and goals;
  • Experience with leadership and time management skills.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.