Posted 7/8/19


The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Planner in Air Quality Technical Planning and Analysis to provide assistance with the Transportation Department’s air quality technical planning and analysis activities. This posting is for the mid-level Transportation/Air Quality Planner II position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the entry-level Planner I 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.


A successful candidate should have an interest in the technical analysis of air quality as it relates to transportation. This position will support efforts to conduct technical analyses including assistance with modeling for regional transportation conformity and multi-year emission inventories for State Implementation Plan development. Typical work will include supporting database development and maintenance, ensuring data accuracy, and remaining current on air-quality related legislation. Work is collaborative in nature, working not only within the NCTCOG team but also with external conformity partners, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.


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

  • Conducting technical analyses including modeling analyses for regional transportation conformity analysis and multi-year emission inventory runs for State Implementation Plan development
  • Participating in data collection and analysis by gathering and integrating data from multiple sources
  • Compiling and maintaining databases and spreadsheets
  • Organizing and structuring data files
  • Ensuring accuracy of data
  • Interpreting, analyzing and manipulating data
  • Interpreting charts, maps, plots, and reports
  • Utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) software
  • Developing presentations and providing them at technical committee and/or public meetings
  • Drafting memorandums, letters, documentation, progress reports, articles, executive summaries, and final reports
  • Providing customer service to partners and stakeholders
  • Updating website as needed
  • Interpreting/analyzing air quality-related rules and legislation
  • Supporting aspects of air quality model development including:
    • Developing and running input databases applicable to latest motor vehicle emission simulator model
    • Running air quality model and interpreting model results at the direction of higher-level staff
    • Performing emissions estimation and quantification
    • Performing sensitivity analyses on various parameters
  • Entering data

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task on short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods
  • At least one year of job-related experience

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $48,278.00 annually


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