- Job Description
- The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Air Quality Planner in the Air Quality Planning and Operations program to assist with the creation and implementation of innovative emissions reduction strategies to improve air quality in the North Central Texas Region. A successful candidate should have an interest in environmental impacts of transportation as well as alternative fuels. This position will support efforts to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector with emphasis on increasing use of alternative fuel vehicles, encouraging upgrades in existing vehicles, and integrating efficient energy sources. Typical initiatives include a wide range of vehicle and technology programs, research and demonstration projects, and regional air quality policies. Work is collaborative in nature, working not only within the NCTCOG team but also with external stakeholders, including fleets, citizen groups, and associations. This posting is for the entry-level Air Quality Planner I position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://mycogcareer.silkroad.com/. To be considered for the mid-level Air Quality Planner II position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assisting with emission reduction strategy identification and development in coordination with federal, state, and local partners
- Assisting with development, measurement, and implementation of project and program goals, performance measures, and milestones
- Conducting project planning, analysis, and quantification
- Assisting with analysis of existing data and trends, including use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Excel or other quantitative approaches
- Preparing and delivering presentations
- Assisting with project oversight, including activities by subgrantees and other stakeholders
- Drafting correspondence, technical reports, and other documents
- Assisting with grant writing and reporting
- Providing customer service to partners and stakeholders
- Assisting with the monitoring of state and federal rulemaking and legislation
- Required Skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong analytical skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Detail oriented, highly organized, and possess ability to multi-task on short deadlines
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
- Working knowledge of alternative fuels and/or fleet operations desired
- Required Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods
- One year of job-related experience or less
Minimum of $36,976.00 per year
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.
The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.
- Job Location
- ARLINGTON, Texas, United States
- Position Type
Equal Opportunity Employer