Posted 03/29/2018

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry or mid-level Freight Planner to develop and implement strategies to support economic development, transportation safety, and air quality initiatives related to the movement of freight. The selected individual’s official position with the Agency would be as a Transportation Planner I and this posting is for the entry-level Planner I position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the mid-level Transportation 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 experience relevant to the areas outlined below, as well as a current resume.

Veterans with logistics and freight experience will be strongly considered but must meet the education and experience requirements listed below.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Assisting with follow-up studies to Freight North Texas and the regional freight system inventory
  • Assisting with system planning as it relates to freight movements in the region
  • Assisting with freight rail and truck corridor planning, which includes at-grade crossing safety, truck parking, freight-oriented developments, intermodal hubs, and hazardous materials routing
  • Assisting with the development of efficient freight planning solutions for the North Central Texas region
  • Assisting with freight technical analyses related to safety, operations, and traffic
  • Participating in data collection, maintenance, mapping, and analysis activities
  • Assisting in the development of goals and objectives, work plans, and strategies
  • Preparing various presentations and documents
  • Updating Website information
  • Planning and attending meetings, events, and workshops

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong technical skills
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., Transportation Planning, Logistics Planning, Supply Chain Management, Geography or a related area)
  • One year of job-related experience or less
  • Transportation/freight knowledge, with an interest in planning

FLSA: Non-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. 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 $36,976.00 annually


Arlington, TX, USA