Posted 7/8/19


The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking a mid-level Transportation Planner to support implementation of transit projects and/or administration of federal transit grant program activities. This position will work with public and private transportation providers, local governments, communities, and other stakeholders. In addition, responsibilities include preparing presentations, correspondence, documentation, articles, and reports. This posting is for a mid-level Transportation Planner III position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for 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 relevant experience as well as a current resume.


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

Project Implementation and Management:

  • Implementing transit focused strategies outlined in Access North Texas (
  • Facilitating the coordination, implementation, and management of short-term transit-related projects
  • Leading the development and administration of procurements that support capital and operational needs of rural and urban public transportation providers
  • Building supportive community networks by coordinating resources, conducting outreach through public presentations, and finding innovative solutions to meet various transportation goals in communities
  • Developing traditional and innovative transit service delivery in a multimodal environment across a multi-county region

Program Administration and Reporting:

  • Facilitating the collection and analysis of various transit related performance measures
  • Building and maintaining databases of grants, project listings and funding awards for the purpose of administration, monitoring, and tracking
  • Developing and administering the Strategic Partnerships Program, a funding initiative to address gaps in service within the region

Other Responsibilities may include:

  • Drafting technical reports and project status reports
  • Providing technical assistance and support within the agency and to external partners
  • Conducting oversight and compliance activities consistent with Federal Transit Administration program guidelines
  • Leading the analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations and administrative matters pertaining to transportation planning and funding

Required Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partner agencies, the public, and stakeholders
  • Ability to derive insights and meaningful interpretation of data by performing analyses on various sources
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural, socioeconomic and political issues in the community
  • Familiarity with short-term and long-range transportation planning
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Innovative and proactive problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Bilingual a plus

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related area)
  • At least one year of job-related experience
  • Implementing regional and/or public transportation projects
  • Working with federal, state or local transportation programs
  • Working with low-income, minority, and underrepresented populations

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 (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.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $48,278.00 annually


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