The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to support transit planning activities. This position will work with internal staff, public and private transportation providers, local governments, communities, and other stakeholders. In addition, responsibilities include meeting support and preparation of presentations, correspondence, documentation, articles, and reports. 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 relevant experience, as well as a current resume.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performing activities associated with short- and long-term transit system planning, service planning, analysis and service design
- Supporting the preparation of short- and long-range transit planning and development documents, including grant applications
- Assisting with planning and project development activities such as corridor studies and subarea studies
- Performing travel demand modeling activities to obtain transit ridership estimates
- Applying transit-related data such as performance, ridership, financial, demographic, land use, Census and other factors in a planning capacity
- Assisting with public outreach processes to inform the public on transit planning and funding-related topics
- Assisting with the coordination of transit planning and funding initiatives/needs with local governments, transit agencies and public/private interests across the region
- Applying knowledge of transportation planning, principles and practices into work tasks
- Assisting with the research, analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations and administrative matters pertaining to transportation planning and funding
- Assisting with activities associated with Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants applications and federally required environmental studies
- Building supportive community networks by coordinating resources, conducting outreach through public presentations, and finding innovative solutions to meet various transportation goals in communities
- Assisting in the development of traditional and innovative transit service delivery in a multi-modal environment across a multi-county region
- Providing technical assistance and support within the agency and to external partners
- Writing print and electronic technical reports and project status reports
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, partner agencies, the public, and stakeholders
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of short-term or long-range transportation planning
- Familiarity with quantitative methods, ARCGIS, travel demand modeling or similar software and ability to use these tools
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Innovative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and projects
- Detail-oriented and well-organized
- Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
- Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, Engineering, or related area)
- One year of job-related experience or less
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.
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