Transportation Planner I - Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordination (Hybrid)

Posted 3/24/2023

Transportation Planner I - Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordination (Hybrid)

Are you looking to join an award-winning organization with a culture built on innovation and public service? Are you looking for a position that offers a hybrid work schedule with work from home options?

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to support the Sustainable Development program, specifically related to Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordination. This position offers an exciting opportunity for candidates to participate in a wide range of activities with stakeholders in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area related to bicycle/pedestrian planning and studies; multi-modal corridor studies; safety education and outreach; a regional pedestrian safety action plan, the regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and stakeholder meetings; data collection, including the bicycle and pedestrian count program; detailed maps for various planning projects; geodatabase file maintenance of regional trails and bikeways; and spatial analysis and data editing.

The active transportation network in the Dallas-Fort Worth region consists of more than 8,600 miles of existing and planned regional shared-use paths (Regional Veloweb), supporting community shared-use paths and on-street bikeways in various stages of development. More information about the Active Transportation planning and programs at NCTCOG is available at

This posting is for the entry-level Transportation Planner I position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the mid-level Transportation 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.

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

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

  • Assisting with the development, coordination, and review of plans and improvement projects, including roadway, intersection, pedestrian/bicycle, and other capital projects
  • Coordinating with partner agencies, civic associations, and consultants on transportation projects
  • Drafting correspondence, documentation, reports, articles, meeting summaries, and executive summaries for supervisor review
  • Drafting, preparing, and delivering presentations
  • Assisting with the creation of announcements and the identification of speakers, topics, and outreach opportunities for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and other project committee meetings
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases
  • Conducting research and data collection
  • Planning, organizing, and promoting public education programs and materials related to the safety and accessibility of pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Providing assistance in the management of consultant contracts
  • Creating detailed project maps
  • Assisting in the conduct of spatial analysis and data editing

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and possess ability to multi-task
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Understanding of and the ability to utilize Census data and American Community Survey (ACS) data for analysis
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)
  • Ability to use Windows-based computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher; working knowledge of Teams, SharePoint, and Smartsheet a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite design software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) a plus
  • Experience working with the public desired

Required Experience

  • Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., urban/transportation planning, landscape architecture, etc.)
  • One year of job-related experience or less

Starting Salary Range

Minimum of $42,347.00 – $50,816.40 annually

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, 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.

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:  Transportation Planner I – Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordination (Hybrid)
Job Type:  Full-Time
Category:  Transportation Planning
Location:  NCTCOG - ARLINGTON, TX 76011 US (Primary)


Minimum of $42,347.00 – $50,816.40 annually


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