Posted 3/24/2023

Public Works Planner — Environment & Development Planner II

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Environment & Development Department is seeking a mid-level planner to support the Public Works Council. The council is composed of public works professionals in local governments who work on traffic and transportation, water distribution and wastewater treatment, engineering and technology, solid waste management, construction management, fleet management, facilities, parks and grounds, and emergency management. This position will support the Public Works Council’s efforts to share ideas and resources, train public works professionals, plan for sustainable roadways, recruit students to the public works field, and publish construction standards. This position also will support the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program, which provides funding to help smaller communities in North Central Texas meet infrastructure needs in low- to moderate-income areas.

NCTCOG currently operates as a hybrid workplace. Our offices are located in Arlington, Texas.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to complete assigned tasks that may include:

  • Coordinate with public works professionals to generate discussion topics, recruit speakers, and develop agendas, presentations, and meeting summaries for quarterly Public Works Council meetings.
  • Support a Council subcommittee in developing a guidebook for sustainable roadways. This may include researching context-sensitive design; green infrastructure and low-impact development; and right-of-way planning, administration, and policy. Content will be presented to the subcommittee to drive discussions about the guidebook, which ultimately will be developed as a booklet, online tool, or other format.
  • Plan and host the annual Public Works Roundup, a one-day local conference. Duties may include surveying Public Works Council members, recruiting speakers, booking a venue, promoting the Roundup, coordinating audio-visual needs, and moderating the Roundup.
  • Support efforts to create a toolkit to promote the public works profession to students at high schools, community colleges, and technical schools. This may include creating a speaker’s bureau and developing language for promotional materials, including fliers or videos.
  • Promote the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program, which may require conducting a public meeting to identify regional priorities in compliance with Texas Administrative Code, promoting the program to communities, conducting a webinar educating communities about fair housing requirements, and complying with the program’s administrative reporting requirements and budget.


  • Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint
  • AutoCAD
  • Grant management
  • Event coordination
  • Public speaking
  • Managing shifting priorities

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, public administration, city and regional planning, communications, or related field
  • Over one year up to and including three years of related work experience in the environment and development fields and/or local government operations

Starting Salary Range

Minimum of $48,030.00 to $52,833.00 annually

Applicants wishing to be considered for 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 work experience, as well as a current resume.

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.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
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.

Background Check & Drug Testing:
All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.

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 Title:  Public Works Planner II (Hybrid)
Job Type:  Full-Time
Category:  Environmental Planning & Engineering
Location:  NCTCOG – ARLINGTON, TX 76011 US, TX US (Primary)
Travel:  0 – 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


$48,030 - $52,833 annually


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