Posted 07/19/2018

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking Transportation Funding Specialists to support the development, maintenance, and implementation of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Responsibilities will generally include technical and/or administrative support to TIP projects and programs. Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills are essential to this position. This individual’s official position will be classified as a Transportation Planner II. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://mycogcareer.silkroad.com/. To be considered for the Transportation Funding Specialist 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:

  • Assisting in the administration of State, federal and regional transportation funding programs
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and State requirements concerning program administration and management
  • Preparing ad hoc and annual reports
  • Preparing documents for submission to the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC)
  • Entering data and maintaining database quality
  • Researching project histories/modifications and providing an initial and follow-up analysis to team members and/or regional partners for project inquiries
  • Updating the TIP database with project changes
  • Performing quality control checks on database inputs
  • Supporting the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Air Quality Conformity documentation as needed
  • Performing analysis of projects submitted through Calls for Projects or other funding initiatives
  • Assisting with the development of the Transportation Improvement Program document
  • Drafting routine memos and letters
  • Providing professional support to the Department and committees by scheduling regular/cyclical meetings, developing agendas, and preparing handouts
  • Creating and updating modification logs for each TIP project entry
  • Responding to TIP inquiries as directed by supervisor
  • Creating and maintaining MS Access database tables and reports
  • Creating and running MS Access database queries
  • Performing analysis on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and NCTCOG project listings
  • Making presentations to staff and committee members on occasion

Required Skills

  • Must possess strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Must possess strong data entry skills
  • Must be proficient at collecting, sorting and compiling data for analysis
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel and understand how to efficiently manipulate tables and charts
  • Must be proficient in MS Access and understand how to create, maintain, and manipulate databases, queries, and tables
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Must be able to write letters, memos, and email correspondence, as well as professional reports
  • Must be able to coordinate and communicate with other team members and external partners
  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to effectively handle special assignments outside of daily tasks
  • Must be able to accept new techniques and procedures quickly and integrate them into daily job functions
  • Must work well under pressure and in time-sensitive situations
  • Should be able to provide feedback when asked and offer innovative ideas to help streamline and improve the functionality and efficiency of the TIP Team and the Transportation Department
  • Working knowledge of ESRI GIS software products is a plus

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., business, bookkeeping, accounting, public administration, public policy, government, urban/transportation planning, or related field)
  • At least one year of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt

Salary

Minimum of $48,278.00 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, 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.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career.  All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

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.

 

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Position Type

Regular / Full Time

Salary

Minimum of $48,278.00 per year

Location

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