The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to support implementation of transit projects and 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 the entry-level Transportation Planner I position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://mycogcareer.silkroad.com/. 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 relevant experience as well as a current resume.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Project Implementation and Management:
- Assisting with the implementation of transit-focused strategies outlined in Access North Texas (accessnorthtexas.org).
- Assisting with the coordination, implementation, and management of short-term transit-related projects
- Assisting with building supportive community networks
Program Administration, Funding and Reporting:
- Assisting with the development and maintenance of databases, project listings, and funding awards for the purpose of grant administration, monitoring, and tracking
- Assisting with the annual programming of federal funds to public transportation providers
- Assisting with the collection of various transit-related performance measures
- Assisting with the development and administration of strategic partnerships with various partners throughout the region
Other Responsibilities may include:
- Drafting technical and project status reports for supervisor review
- Assisting in the provision of technical assistance and support to external partners
- Assisting with oversight and compliance activities consistent with grantor program guidelines
- Assisting with analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations pertaining to transportation planning and funding
- 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
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Innovative and proactive problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Ability to handle multiple projects, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office program
Experience desired in:
- Implementing regional and/or public transportation projects
- Working with federal, State, and local transportation programs and regulations
- Working with transit-dependent populations
- Bachelor’s degree in analytical and quantitative methods (Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, or related area)
- One year of job-related experience or less
Minimum of $36,976.00 annually
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, 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. NCTCOG also serves as a designated recipient for Federal Transit Administration funds.
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.