Posted 1/31/20

Job Description
The North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to assist with the development, implementation, and long-range planning related to general aviation airports in North Central Texas. This individual will work closely with regional airport managers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) staff, Texas Department of Transportation staff and others to provide planning assistance for the regional general aviation system, including the development of a robust aviation education network. This posting is for the mid-level Transportation Planner II position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the entry-level Transportation 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.

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

  • Coordinating the development of aviation system performance metrics and analysis of regional system capacity
  • Attending outreach events to promote aviation careers to regional students, including technical application and sponsorship for the
  • Assisting with planning activities associated with the implementation of the Regional General Aviation and
  • Heliport System Plan
  • Analyzing surface access to air carrier, reliever, and general aviation airports and heliports
  • Coordinating activities with local aviation and airport officials on the safe, integrated use of unmanned aircraft systems and other emerging technologies
  • Assisting with the development and implementation for the North Texas Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS)
  • Safety and Integration Initiative
  • Incorporating surface access to aviation planning and other aviation planning initiatives into the Metropolitan
  • Transportation Plan (MTP)
  • Supporting aviation planning activities associated with the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth
  • Supporting airports with planning needs associated with special events
  • Drafting, preparing and delivering oral presentations
  • Drafting correspondence, documentation, reports, articles and executive summaries
  • Providing support to technical committees
  • Collecting and summarizing data
  • Developing maps


Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge and experience in aviation master planning/strategic planning
  • Knowledge and experience in general aviation and heliport system planning
  • Knowledge of aviation and/or academic industries desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations regarding Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport
  • Improvement Program
  • Relevant knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars pertaining to airport planning and policy regarding Unmanned
  • Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration
  • FAA Pilot’s License a plus

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods such as aviation management or a related field
  • One to three years of job-related experience in transportation or aviation planning desired

    Minimum of $48,278.00 per year

    FLSA: 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 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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$48,278.00 per year


616 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011, USA