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Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Senior-Level Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner
Salary: $62,957.00 - $75,548.40 annually
The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking an individual to assume a leadership role in the management of areas within the Sustainable Development Program primarily focusing on active transportation (bicycle and pedestrian) planning. This position will be classified as a Senior Transportation Planner and will oversee staff activities and implement programs and projects related to active transportation initiatives for the Dallas-Fort Worth region with a population exceeding 7.5 million.
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.
About the Position
This position is an exciting opportunity to see integrated transportation and land-use planning move from theory to policy to implementation. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced office environment with multiple priorities and assist in conducting activities related to multimodal corridor studies using context-sensitive design principles, infrastructure planning and design, complete streets, funding, speaking engagements related to active transportation planning throughout the region, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, analysis, and data management. Some specific project areas the successful candidate will assist with include: implementing a regional pedestrian safety action plan, supporting regional complete streets policies and implementation projects, providing technical assistance for the development of local pedestrian and bicycle master plans, coordinating the work of consultants for alignment studies and preliminary engineering of projects related to Regional Veloweb paths and on-street bicycle facilities, coordinating projects related to first/last mile connections to transit stations, conducting safety and education community outreach, supporting the regional Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), supporting funding programs and calls for project initiatives, and developing active transportation project funding criteria and performance measures.
How to Apply
Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at https://www.nctcog.org/agency-administration/careers. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.