Connecticut Careers Trainee (Engineering And Related ) (35 Hour)

Target Class: Siting Analyst 1 (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220621-1993ES-001


Are you a recent graduate with a passion for analysis in economic and environmental issues?
If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! 

The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) has an exciting position available to join our team as a Connecticut Careers Trainee with a target class of Siting Analyst 1. This position will be located in New Britain, CT. 

About Us: 

The CSC is responsible for: 
  • balancing the need for adequate and reliable public utility services at the lowest reasonable cost to consumers with the need to protect the environment and ecology of the state and to minimize damage to scenic, historic, and recreational values; 
  • providing environmental standards for the location, design, construction, and operation of public utility facilities that are at least as stringent as federal environmental standards and that are sufficient to assure the welfare and protection of the people of CT; 
  • encouraging research to develop new and improved methods of generating, storing, and transmitting electricity and fuel and of transmitting and receiving television and telecommunications signals with minimal damage to the environment; 
  • promoting the sharing of telecommunications towers in order to avoid their unnecessary proliferation; 
  • requiring annual forecasts of the demand for electricity together with the planning for facilities needed to supply the predicted demand. 
Position Highlights: 

This position will work first shift, 35 hours per week, on a Monday to Friday schedule with the telework available.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to: 
  • Process requests for the sharing of towers and modifications/upgrades to existing facilities; 
  • Analyze costs, public need and environmental impact of proposed energy and telecommunications facility construction, operation and maintenance; 
  • Maintain the statewide database of telecommunications facilities; 
  • Update the Statewide Telecommunications plan; 
  • Draft reports and other facility-related documents. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact below! 

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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, unless otherwise specified.

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

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

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

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.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • A Master's degree in Biology, Earth Science, Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Physical Science, Land Use Planning or a related degree. 
  • Experience or coursework interpreting technical reports, data and material related to energy, telecommunications and hazardous waste facility siting; 
  • Experience with virtual meetings via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or a similar platform; 
  • Experience or coursework in Statewide Telecommunications; 
  • Experience working in a database; 
  • Experience creating reports and business communications in Microsoft Word; 
  • Experience creating reports in Microsoft Excel.



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