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Job Code: DTP-1606
Job Title: Transportation Planner III
Job Type: Full-time job
Department: Dept. of Transportation Planning
Salary: $56,456 - $82,144
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Date Posted: 5/13/2016

The Council of Governments' (COG) Department of Transportation Planning is seeking a Transportation Planner III for the Planning Data and Technical Services team. The successful candidate for this position will play a key role in the processing and analysis of data for transportation planning studies and the presentation of technical reports and policy-oriented information reports to Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and COG committees and subcommittees.

The Transportation Planner  III will:

  • Process and analyze demographic, economic, land use, transportation and spatially referenced data for use in transportation planning studies.
  • Develop specialized analytic methods and forecasting techniques for transportation and land use studies and plan evaluations.
  • Write and prepare memoranda, technical and policy-oriented information reports.
  • Make oral and graphic presentations of data, issues, findings and recommendations to TPB and COG committees and subcommittees.
  • Prepare agendas, other materials and minutes for committee and subcommittee meetings.
  • Participate in the planning, conduct, processing and analysis of transportation surveys.
  • Modify and execute computer programs to process and analyze Census, travel survey, and other transportation planning data.
  • Coordinate and work with federal, state, local and regional transportation agencies to obtain travel survey, traffic count, transit ridership, and transportation facility data for the Regional Transportation Data Clearinghouse.
  • Respond to requests for information, data and technical reports from federal, state, local and regional transportation agencies, consultants and citizens.


  • Bachelorís or a Masterís degree (preferred) in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field and minimum three years of applicable experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of planning and/or public policy.
  • Knowledge of research methods, statistical and forecasting techniques, economics, and geographical analysis.
  • Skill in analyzing Census, survey, land use and transportation data.
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet, database and statistical analysis software (SAS preferred).
  • Some experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), analysis of GPS data and web-based software is also desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public officials and the general public.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

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