Posted 11.12.2020

Job Description

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking a mid-level Transportation Planner to support implementation of transit projects and administration of federal transit grant program activities. This position will work with public and private transportation providers, local governments, communities, and other stakeholders. In addition, responsibilities include preparing presentations, correspondence, documentation, articles, and reports. The individual in this position would be classified as a Transportation Planner III. Applicants considering this position should apply online at To be considered for 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:

Project Implementation and Management:

  • Implementing transit-focused strategies outlined in Access North Texas (
  • Facilitating the coordination, implementation, and management of short-term transit-related projects
  • Supporting community networks

Program Administration, Funding and Reporting:

  • Building and maintaining databases of project listings, and funding awards for the purpose of grant administration, monitoring, and tracking
  • Facilitating the annual programming of federal funds to public transportation providers
  • Developing and administering strategic partnerships with various partners throughout the region
  • Facilitating the collection of various transit-related performance measures

Other Responsibilities:

  • Drafting technical reports and project status reports, for supervisor review
  • Providing technical assistance and support within the agency and to external partners
  • Conducting oversight and compliance activities consistent with grantor program guidelines
  • Leading research, analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations pertaining to transportation planning and funding

Required Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partner agencies, the public, and stakeholders
  • Ability to derive insights and meaningful interpretation of data by performing analyses on various sources
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural, socioeconomic, and political issues in the community
  • Familiarity with short-term or long-range transportation planning
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Innovative and proactive problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

Required Experience

  • Experience in implementing regional and/or public transportation projects desired
  • Experience in working with federal, State, and local transportation programs and regulations desired
  • Experience in working with transit-dependent populations desired

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical and quantitative methods (i.e., Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, or related area)
  • At least one year of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt


Minimum of $48,278.00


North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)

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.  NCTCOG also serves as a designated recipient for Federal Transit Administration funds.

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 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.

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.

Job Location

Arlington, Texas, United States

Position Type


Equal Opportunity Employer


Apply Online

Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $48,278.00


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