North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department: Senior Transportation Planner-Transit Operations
The North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to support implementation of transit projects and/or administration of federal transit grant program activities. This position will work with internal staff, public and private transportation providers, local governments, communities, and other stakeholders. In addition, responsibilities include meeting support and preparation of presentations, correspondence, documentation, articles, and reports.
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.
- Implementing transit focused strategies outlined in Access North Texas (www.accessnorthtexas.org)
- Facilitating the coordination, implementation, and management of short-term transit-related projects from application and award through project closeout by tracking project progress, goals and deliverables
- 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
- 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 analysis and interpretation of federal, State and local regulations and administrative matters pertaining to transportation planning and funding
- Setting project/program direction and priorities through strategic planning
- Assisting with budget development
- Supervising staff
Desired Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related area)
- At least three years of job-related experience
Desired Skills & Abilities
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, partner agencies, the public, and stakeholders
- Ability to derive insights and meaningful interpretation of data by performing analysis on various sources
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Familiarity with short- and long-range transportation planning
- 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
- Working with transit-dependent populations
Salary Range$55,184 to
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