Posted 5/3/2022

Category
Transportation –> Transportation Planning

Job Location
616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to support the Sustainable Development program, specifically related to Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordination. This position will conduct a wide range of activities with internal and external stakeholders in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area related to bicycle/pedestrian planning and studies; multi-modal corridor studies; safety education and outreach; the 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 www.nctcog.org/bikeped.

This posting is for the mid-level Transportation Planner II position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://jobs.silkroad.com/NCTCOG/Careers. 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.

Due to the pandemic, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently permitting employees to work a hybrid schedule that consists of the equivalent of a minimum of three days per week in the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas, and two days remotely from home within the Dallas-Fort Worth Region.

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

  • Planning, organizing, and promoting public education programs and materials related to the safety and accessibility of pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • Coordinating active transportation studies and projects, including stakeholder and community meetings
  • Coordinating with partner agencies, civic associations, and consultants on active transportation projects
  • Coordinating Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee activities and other project committee meetings (e.g., identifying speakers, topics, and outreach opportunities, and creating announcements)
  • Providing assistance in the management of consultant contracts
  • Drafting correspondence, documentation, reports, articles, meeting summaries, and executive summaries
  • Drafting, preparing, and delivering presentations
  • Creating detailed project maps
  • Creating and maintaining databases
  • Developing, coordinating, and reviewing plans and improvement projects, including roadway, intersection, pedestrian/bicycle, and other capital projects
  • Performing various transportation-related assignments, including research and data collection
  • Conducting spatial analysis and data editing
  • Developing work scopes and agreements
  • Creating and maintaining project schedules

Required Skills

  • Understanding of global, national, State, and local trends that affect community and active transportation planning
  • Understanding of and the ability to utilize Census data and American Community Survey (ACS) data for analysis
  • Good 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
  • 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 and elected officials desired

Required Experience

  • Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., urban/transportation planning, landscape architecture, etc.); Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least one year of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt

Salary

Minimum of $45,875.00 – $55,050.00 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.

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.

Level of Education

4 Year Degree

 

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 careers@nctcog.org.

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Position Type

Regular / Full Time

Salary

Minimum of $45,875.00 - $55,050.00 annually

Location

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