Posted 2/14/2019

Job Description

Environment and Development Planner I

The North Central Texas Council of Governments 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.  NCTCOG is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


The Department of Environment and Development is seeking experienced professionals to join its team as an Environment & Development Planner I.  Successful applicants will work under the general direction of the Senior Environment and Development Planner to pursue a variety of goals to achieve sustainable environmental excellence in this region.  Assignments may include a variety of topics, including but not limited to, solid waste management; water resources planning for stormwater quality and quantity; public works coordination; and, urban and land-use planning and development related efforts that promote quality of life improvement. For more information about department programs, please visit the following link:


The purpose of this position is to assist and participate in team efforts with more senior professional staff in the completion of projects and assignments related to the Department of Environment & Development. This will be accomplished through activities including, but not limited to:


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

  • Coordinating, planning and preparing materials for meetings
  • Conducting research
  • Creating maps and databases
  • Reviewing and revising documents
  • Collecting and analyzing environmental, development, energy, and demographic data
  • Compiling and summarizing studies
  • Program planning and development
  • Monitoring schedules of deliverables and grant/project budgets
  • Grant and report writing
  • Writing reports and compiling documents for publishing
  • Preparing public outreach and education materials, presentations, and supporting external meetings
  • Coordinating with local government members, federal, state, and local partners
  • Attending meetings and representing the Agency within and beyond the region

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills, desired
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Presenting and communicating to internal and external groups
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to operate Windows-based computer programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access

Required Experience

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
  • Up to, and including one year of experience in the environment and development fields and/or local government operations.


All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume. Please be sure to save this as one document to upload during the submittal process.


FLSA: Non-Exempt


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: Full-Time/Regular


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


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