The fundamental reason this classification
exists is to perform professional work in transportation planning.
Transportation Planners serve as liaisons between local municipalities, state government,
technical/professional personnel, and citizens in the coordination and
development of transportation plans and projects. Primary work responsibilities may include: coordinating the development of short- and
long-range transportation plans; serving as a liaison between local officials, state officials, citizen
groups, and technical/professional personnel for transportation planning
projects; serving as staff for multiple committees; assisting in developing
federal transit grant applications; developing public involvement materials and
conducting public involvement activities; and contributing to the department
objectives by accepting additional assignments as needed. Work is
performed with considerable independence of judgment and initiative. The Transportation
Planner reports to the Senior Planner.
Bachelor’s degree in Planning (Urban,
Transportation, etc.), Public Administration, Business Administration, or other
closely related field and two years of professional transportation planning
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.