Posted 04/10/2018

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Air Quality Planner 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.  Specific projects include, but are not limited to, the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition and Electric Vehicles North Texas initiatives.  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 mid-level Air Quality Planner II position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the entry-level Air Quality Planner I 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:

  • Supporting the implementation of strategies that reduce pollution from the transportation sector, with emphasis on increasing use of alternative fuels or replacing older vehicles
  • Analyzing existing data and trends, including use of GIS, Excel or other quantitative approaches
  • Assisting with the development, measurement, and implementation of project and program goals, performance measures, and milestones
  • Monitoring potential impacts of state and federal policies, rules, and legislation
  • Planning and attending meetings, events, and workshops
  • Drafting correspondence, technical reports, and other documents
  • Assisting with grant writing and reporting
  • Preparing and delivering presentations
  • Maintaining awareness of the latest developments in the alternative fuel and electric vehicle industries
  • Developing and applying knowledge of air quality grant programs such as the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and EPA Clean Diesel Program to support local stakeholders
  • Reviewing and maintaining the NCTCOG air quality and Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities websites
  • Participating in outreach events and meetings to inform stakeholders and the public of  project information

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task on short deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desired
  • Working knowledge of alternative fuels and/or fleet operations desired

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods
  • At least one year of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. 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.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $48,278.00 per year


North Central Texas Council of Governments, Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX, USA