- Job Description
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation/Air Quality Planner to assist with the creation and implementation of innovative emissions reduction strategies to improve air quality in the North Central Texas Region. A successful candidate should have an interest in environmental impacts of transportation as well as alternative fuels. Typical initiatives include a wide range of vehicle and technology programs focused on reducing air pollution impacts from the transportation sector, with focus on expanding use of clean vehicle technologies. Specific projects include, but are not limited to, the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition and Electric Vehicles North Texas initiatives. This position will likely focus largely on supporting local governments and/or private sector fleets in transitioning to cleaner vehicle technologies. Work is collaborative in nature, working with not only NCTCOG staff, but external stakeholders, which include fleets, citizen groups, associations, and industry representatives. This posting is for the entry-level Transportation/Air Quality Planner I position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://mycogcareer.silkroad.com/. To be considered for the mid-level Transportation/Air Quality Planner II position or 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:
- Assisting with the implementation of strategies that reduce pollution from the transportation sector, with emphasis on increasing use of alternative fuels or replacing older vehicles
- Assisting with the analysis of existing data and trends, including the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
- Excel or other quantitative approaches
- Assisting with the development and applying knowledge of air quality grant programs such as the Texas Emissions
- Reduction Plan and EPA Clean Diesel Program to support local stakeholders
- Assisting with outreach to local fleets and other stakeholders about relevant technologies
- Supporting the development of relationships with fleet and other local stakeholder organizations
- Assisting with evaluation of fleet vehicle inventories to develop recommendations about appropriate technology opportunities
- Maintaining awareness of the latest developments in the alternative fuel and electric vehicle industries
- Assisting with responses to local fleet and stakeholder inquiries, and providing excellent customer service
- Assisting with the review and maintenance of NCTCOG’s air quality and Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities websites
- Assisting with the development, measurement, and implementation of project and program goals, performance measures, and milestones
- Assisting with the monitoring of state and federal policies, rules, and legislation
- Planning and attending meetings, events, and workshops
- Drafting correspondence, reports, and other documents
- Assisting with grant writing and reporting
- Drafting, preparing and delivering oral presentations
- Participating in outreach events and meetings to inform stakeholders and the public of project information
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong mathematical and analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task
- Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
- Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Working knowledge of alternative fuels, fleet operations, and/or automotive industry preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods
- One year of job-related experience or lessSalary
Minimum of $36,976.00 per yearFLSA: Non-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.
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