Posted 08/20/2018

Job Description

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Transportation Department is seeking an individual to assume a leadership role in the management of areas within the Sustainable Development Program, with a primary focus on active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) planning. The Senior Transportation Planner will oversee staff activities and implement programs and projects related to active transportation initiatives for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which has a population exceeding 7.2 million.


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 work in a fast-paced office environment with multiple priorities, and will assist with conducting activities related to multimodal corridor studies using context-sensitive design principles; infrastructure planning and design; complete streets; funding; speaking engagements related to active transportation planning throughout the region; Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping; analysis; and data management.


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.


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

  • Developing a regional pedestrian safety action plan
  • Coordinating the work of consultants for alignment studies and preliminary engineering of projects related to Regional Veloweb paths and on-street bicycle facilities
  • Coordinating first/last mile connections to transit stations
  • Coordinating safety and education outreach
  • Supporting the regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
  • Coordinating funding opportunities and calls for projects
  • Developing active transportation project funding criteria and performance measures
  • Monitoring and coordinating project activities, including budget expenditures
  • Documenting project progress and ensuring accurate and timely completion
  • Drafting and delivering presentations
  • Participating in the collection and analysis of data
  • Organizing workshops, training and working groups
  • Preparing and reviewing memorandums, letters, documentation, articles, executive summaries and technical reports
  • Drafting technical and policy recommendations
  • Supervising staff

Required Skills

  • Experience coordinating corridor plans, master plans, and similar planning studies
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with project schedule development and tracking
  • Experience facilitating meetings, presenting to the public/public officials and stakeholders, and/or formulating recommendations through written reports
  • Experience managing complex long-range planning projects, regional plans, corridor plans, area plans, urban design plans, complete streets, and/or other walkable urban districts
  • Ability to successfully convey planning concepts and recommendations to a wide audience through excellent plan writing and presentation skills
  • Experience coordinating with state DOTs
  • Good interpersonal, customer service skills, with ability to establish collaboration
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders (elected officials, all levels of government, technical staff, interest groups, etc.)
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure, in time-sensitive situations, and during regularly changing priorities
  • Well versed in project management and time management
  • Ability to accept new techniques and procedures quickly and integrate with daily job functions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience in detailed collection and analysis of data
  • Advanced knowledge of ESRI GIS software products
  • AICP and/or other certification, desired

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Urban Geography, or a related field); Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of job-related experience in planning or a planning related field with an emphasis on long-range planning



Minimum of $55,184.00 annually

FLSA: Exempt


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 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: Full-Time/Regular


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $55,184.00 annually


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