Sr. Transportation Planner (Hybrid)

Posted 3/24/2023

Senior Transportation Planner - Transportation Technology and Innovation Program (Hybrid)

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner in its Transportation Technology and Innovation Program (TTIP). The candidate filling this position must live within the Dallas-Fort Worth region, as this position will be hybrid in nature, consisting of a mixture of remote work, travel within and occasionally outside of Dallas-Fort Worth on work-related activities, and in-office in Arlington, Texas.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently permitting employees to work a hybrid schedule that consists of the equivalent of a minimum of two days per week in the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas, and three days remotely from home within the Dallas-Fort Worth Region.

TTIP began as an automated vehicles program about five years ago and has since broadened its scope to include work in a variety of related areas. One focus has been on utilizing connected vehicle data to improve roadway safety and operations. For example, TTIP has helped make Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) a national leader in the use of Waze incident data to improve emergency response to roadway incidents. TTIP also has launched a project to use connected vehicle technology to reduce the percentage of red light stops by freight vehicles at signalized intersections to improve roadway safety and operations and reduce emissions. TTIP is also pursuing several projects to improve broadband connectivity as a new transportation mode, virtual transportation, and as a form of travel demand management.

Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

This position will conduct activities related to seven TTIP initiatives:

  1. Planning for and implementing broadband access as a transportation mode, a way of connecting people to their life activities virtually, supplementing their physical travel to such activities
  2. Utilizing connected vehicle and other transportation data sources to build tools and facilitate data sharing collaborations that improve transportation system operations and safety
  3. Planning for and advancing the development of micro mobility and other emerging vehicle types that utilize automated and connected vehicle technology
  4. Rolling out automated vehicle projects that are funded and will be delivered by NCTCOG
  5. Collaborating with other program areas on projects of common interest (e.g., vehicle automation on electric vehicle platforms)
  6. Engaging with regional partners and the public to share the findings of a recently completed study on preparing the region for automated vehicles and related technologies
  7. Identifying strategies that align transportation technology developments with transportation planning strategies that improve the safety, efficiency, affordability, and equity of our transportation system

Specific work responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing a strong understanding of the applicable laws, regulations, grant opportunities and policies pertaining to TTIP’s work
  • Working collaboratively within NCTCOG and with regional partners on TTIP initiatives
  • Supervising staff
  • Monitoring transportation technology developments
  • Engaging locally, regionally, and globally in pertinent transportation technology and innovation efforts
  • Developing and implementing projects that provide improved transportation options for DFW residents and businesses.
  • Monitoring and evaluating transportation data platforms and make recommendations for their use by NCTCOG Transportation staff and by regional partners
  • Participating in the development of regional, state and national data standards and specifications such as the Work Zone Data Exchange Specification
  • Providing technical assistance to NCTCOG Transportation staff and regional partners in the implementation of transportation data platforms and other transportation technology projects
  • Helping regional partners implement open data best practices with respect to transportation data
  • Monitoring and evaluating emerging Automated Vehicle/Electric Vehicle (AV/EV) types
  • Developing and implementing projects that involve emerging AV/EV types
  • Preparing and delivering oral presentations
  • Producing and working with supervisor and colleagues to interpret data, charts, maps, and reports
  • Drafting memorandums, letters, documentation, progress reports, articles, and annual reports
  • Maintaining program area website


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and ability to multi-task
  • Good critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of Publisher desired
  • Expertise with data analysis and visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, R, ArcGIS Desktop/Pro)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management best practices and experience with database platforms including, but not limited to, SQL Server
  • Proficiency in website management tools
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt

Starting Salary Range

$62,957.00 - $75,548.40 annually

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 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 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:  Senior Transportation Planner - Transportation Technology and Innovation Program (Hybrid)

Job Type:  Full-Time

Category:  Transportation Planning

Location:  NCTCOG - ARLINGTON, TX 76011 US (Primary)


$62,957.00 - $75,548.40 annually


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