Posted 6.11.21

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, development of a regional pedestrian safety action plan, coordinating quarterly meetings with the regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), coordinating stakeholder meetings and preparing meeting summaries, data collection including the bicycle and pedestrian count program, using ArcGIS and Publisher to create detailed maps for various planning projects, geodatabase file maintenance of regional trails and bikeways, and using ArcGIS for spatial analysis and spatial data editing.

The active transportation network in the Dallas-Fort Worth region consists of more than 7,300 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.

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.

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 active transportation projects
  • Drafting correspondence, documentation, reports, articles and executive summaries
  • Drafting, preparing and delivering oral presentations
  • Assisting with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and other project committee meetings (e.g., identifying speakers, topics and outreach opportunities, and creating announcements)
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases
  • Conducting investigations 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


Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and 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)
  • Experience working with the public desired
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite design software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) a plus


Required Experience

  • Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in an analytical, quantitative methods field such as urban/transportation planning, landscape architecture, etc.
  • One year of job-related experience or less

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class. If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $36,976 annually


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