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 Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner in Regional Transit Coordination and Operations to develop, implement and monitor public transportation projects in North Central Texas. This individual will work closely with public and private transportation providers, local governments, social service agencies, advocacy groups and communities to implement public transportation projects funded through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs for the general public and transit-dependent populations. This individual will foster partnerships, identify resources and develop projects. Additional responsibilities may include implementing projects identified by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), supporting committees and work groups, and developing innovative partnerships. This posting is for the mid-level Transportation Planner II position, and applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online. 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.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Regional and Community Mobility Coordination
- Assisting in the implementation of strategies outlined in Access North Texas (www.accessnorthtexas.org)
- Supporting the coordination of planning activities that enhance regional connectivity between rural and urban areas
- Providing assistance by working collaboratively with transportation providers and human service agencies to increase access and improve service for transit-dependent populations
- Assisting in communication with external partners and the public to promote the enhancement and facilitation of access to transportation services
- Assisting in building supportive community networks by coordinating resources, conducting outreach through public presentations, and finding innovative solutions to meet various transportation goals in communities
- Representing NCTCOG through oral and written communications in meetings and in the field with representatives of public and privately owned transportation providers, and various public and private groups concerned with transit matters
- Supporting project management activities for short-term projects from application and award through project close-out
- Communicating with grantees to provide support for project implementation, funding and sustainability matters
- Tracking project progress, goals and deliverables
- Providing technical assistance and support within the agency and to external partners
- Writing print and electronic technical reports and project status reports
Program and Project Administration
- Actively exploring innovative strategies to address transportation needs of low-income individuals, people with disabilities, older adults, and other transportation-dependent groups
- Entering data and maintaining databases, calendars and contact lists
- Assisting with federal grant management and reporting activities
- Drafting, monitoring and updating Web site and social media content
- Assisting in the performance of general and technical research, data collection, and analysis
- Assisting in ongoing identification of inefficiencies in public and human service transportation
- Assisting in compliance reviews
- Assisting in the conduct of competitive calls for projects
- Preparing correspondence and presentations
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, partner agencies, the public, and stakeholders
- 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 problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Ability to handle multiple projects, organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks
- Detail-oriented and well-organized
- Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, Business Administration or related area
- At least one year of job-related experience
Desire experience in:
- Implementing regional and/or public transportation projects
- Working with federal, state or local transportation programs
- Working with community groups and government agencies
- Working with transit-dependent populations
Minimum of $42,077.00 annually
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
For further consideration of this position, please apply directly at:
NCTCOG offers a very competitive salary and benefit package to include a 12% match on a 401 money market retirement account. We offer 100% tuition reimbursement beginning the first day of employment and also pay 100% of the employee’s premium for health insurance and have generous cost sharing for dependent health coverage.
Arlington , TX 76011