Transportation Planner I #1489 – North Central Texas Council of Governments 

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

  • Collecting various transit-related performance measures
  • Compiling and maintaining databases of project listings and funding awards for the purpose of grant administration, monitoring, and tracking
  • Assisting with annual programming of federal funds to public transportation providers
  • Assisting with various financial analyses to ensure fair and equitable distribution of federal funds across the region
  • Assisting with the preparation of grant documents and verifying all format requirements, funding availability, and deadlines are met
  • Assisting with the coordination, implementation, and management of short-term transit-related projects
  • Building supportive community networks
  • Drafting technical reports and project status reports for supervisor review
  • Providing technical assistance and support within the agency and to external partners
  • Assisting with oversight and compliance activities consistent with grantor program guidelines
  • Research and assisting in the analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations 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
  • Excellent 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 programs

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (Business, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, or related area)
  • One year of job-related experience or less
  • Experience implementing regional and/or public transportation projects desired
  • Experience working with federal, State, or local transportation programs desired
  • Experience working with transit-dependent populations desired

Starting Salary Range

Minimum of $42,347.00 – $50,816.40 annually

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