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 (NCTCOG) Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to support the Transportation Technology and Innovation Program (TTIP). The Transportation Technology and Innovation Program began as an automated vehicles program and has since broadened its scope to include work in a variety of related areas. One focus has been on utilizing connected vehicle data to improve roadway safety and operations. For example, TTIP has helped make the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region a national leader in the use of Waze incident data to improve emergency response to roadway incidents. TTIP also has launched a project to use connected vehicle technology to reduce the percentage of red light stops by freight vehicles at signalized intersections to improve roadway safety and operations and reduce emissions. TTIP is also pursuing projects to improve broadband connectivity as a new transportation mode and as a form of travel demand management. This position will conduct activities related to three TTIP initiatives. These initiatives include implementing broadband access as a transportation mode, utilizing connected vehicles and other transportation data sources to build tools and facilitate data sharing, and planning for and advancing the development of micro mobility and other emerging vehicle types. 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:

  • Developing a strong understanding of the applicable laws, regulations, grant opportunities and policies pertaining to broadband access
  • Working collaboratively within NCTCOG and with regional partners on broadband access initiatives
  • Developing and implementing projects to advance broadband access to provide improved transportation options for DFW residents and businesses
  • Developing and implementing projects that advance broadband access as a travel demand management tool
  • Monitoring and evaluating transportation data platforms and making recommendations for use by NCTCOG and regional partners
  • Participating in the development of regional, State and national data standards and specifications such as the Work Zone Data Exchange Specification
  • Providing technical assistance to NCTCOG and regional partners in the implementation of transportation data platforms
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of infrastructure for NCTCOG to serve as a transportation data clearinghouse and hub
  • Assisting regional partners to implement open data best practices with respect to transportation data
  • Monitoring and evaluating emerging Automated Vehicle/Electric Vehicle (AV/EV) types
  • Developing and implementing projects that involve emerging AV/EV vehicle types
  • Preparing and delivering oral presentations
  • Producing and working with supervisor and colleagues to interpret data, charts, maps, and reports
  • Drafting memorandums, letters, documentation, progress reports, articles, and annual reports
  • Maintaining program area website

Required Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, and possess the ability to multi-task
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook; working knowledge of Publisher a plus
  • Substantial expertise with data analysis and visualization tools—e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, R, ARC-GIS Desktop/Pro
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management best practices and experience with database platforms including, but not limited to, SQL Server
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Required Experience

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

FLSA: Exempt

Salary

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

The North Central Texas Council of Governments 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 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