Posted 07/19/2018

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner in the Sustainable Development program, which undertakes projects related to the interface between land use and transportation, planning for bicycle and pedestrian modes of transportation, transit-oriented development, and community school siting. This posting is for the entry-level Transportation 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 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 work experience, as well as a current resume.

This position is an exciting opportunity to see integrated transportation and land-use planning move from theory to policy to implementation. The successful candidate will assist in conducting activities related to sustainable development project implementation and funding; infrastructure and land-use planning; multi-modal corridor studies; demographic and market analyses; context-sensitive design; innovative land-use zoning; and GIS mapping, analysis, and data management in a fast-paced office environment with multiple priorities. Some of the specific project areas that the successful candidate may anticipate assisting with include: implementation of locally and federally funded projects that emphasize mixed-use development, transit-oriented development, and bicycle/pedestrian access; managing projects that advance unique environmental and transportation solutions; managing projects addressing inventive regional parking solutions; developing green infrastructure training opportunities; developing multi-modal roadway corridor plans using context-sensitive design principles; developing downtown vision plans; and developing project funding criteria and performance measures.

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

  • Assisting with the development, coordination, and review of sustainable development planning projects, including land use, demographics, market, and multimodal transportation access
  • Assisting with development and review of sustainable development project implementation documents, including invoices, reports, contracts, and project schedules
  • Assisting with the management of consultant contracts
  • Supporting the coordination of activities with local governments, transit agencies, developers, civic associations, consultants, stakeholders, and the public on transportation projects
  • Preparing correspondence, technical reports, and other documents
  • Drafting and delivering oral presentations
  • Using ArcGIS and visualization tools to develop detailed maps, graphics, and spatial analysis
  • Assisting with various transportation-related assignments, including research and data collection
  • Assisting with grant writing and reporting

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal, public-speaking, and written communication skills
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, ability to multi-task, and ability to shift focus quickly among projects
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to gather and analyze data from multiple sources such as Census data, Appraisal District Parcel data, land-use and zoning data, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning and urban design principles, development processes, and real estate principles that are related to sustainable development and context-sensitive planning methods
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of interrelationships between transportation and land-use planning decisions
  • Ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to develop layers, shapefiles, and maps

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in field involving analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., Urban/Transportation Planning, Economic Development, Design, Landscape Architecture, etc.)
  • One year of job-related experience or less
  • Experience working on multiple projects and balancing multiple priorities desired
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (ESRI ArcGIS)
  • Experience working with the public desired
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite 6 design software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) a plus

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary

Minimum of $36,976.00 annually

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.

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 $36,976.00 annually

Location

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