Recruitment #2112-4276-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old-world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.  

The Department of Public Works (DPW) Multimodal Unit works to create sustainable, vibrant, equitable, and connected streets and public spaces that provide choice, safety, comfort, and access for everyone in Milwaukee.


The Associate Transportation Planner provides support for planning, developing, and implementing transportation and traffic safety plans, policies, and projects.

Essential Functions

Strategy and Planning

  • Develop a wide variety of technically concise, written and graphic transportation planning reports, studies and plans.
  • Review projects, plans, and initiatives to ensure compliance with the City’s Complete Streets Policy.
  • Assist with planning and designing transportation facilities, including alternatives within the right-of-way, and assist with the review work of consultants designing bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other traffic safety improvements.
  • Assist with the neighborhood traffic management program, including collecting data, preparing reports, making recommendations and drafting response letters.
  • Develop maps, charts, graphs and drawings using planning studies and reports; coordinate with various City staff for the collection and management of special data.
  • Compile and summarize traffic data, including crash, speed, and volume, to establish patterns.
  • Oversee initiatives for bicycle parking and curbside use.
  • Serve as a project assistant for various federal, state, and local grant funded plans, programs, and projects.

Administrative and Customer Service

  • Assist in preparing meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Update the DPW Multimodal Unit website.
  • Assist in developing equitable, inclusive, and meaningful community engagement plans and meetings.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Please be advised that you are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to your employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to your employment start date.  You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Certification in Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Sponsor’s Guide to Non-traditional Transportation Project Implementation within one year of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. The ability to travel independently around the City of Milwaukee by public transportation, walking, biking, or driving.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.  Your transcript must be legible and include the following information:  the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.  Student copies are acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of the planning and design of transportation and mobility improvements.
  • Ability to learn the standards and practices of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA).
  • Ability to learn the State of Wisconsin Vehicle Code rules of the road, especially those related to bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Ability to conduct research and collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to read and interpret work related materials, such as governmental regulations and city ordinances.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office software to prepare written reports, organize public education programs, and prepare presentations.
  • Ability to utilize GIS and Adobe Creative Suite and or Canva software to manage and analyze data, draft plans, and review facilities design.

Communication, Interpersonal, and Supervisory

  • Oral communication skills to effectively communicate with other staff, city officials, members of the public and outside agencies.
  • Written communication skills to prepare clear and concise written reports, correspondence, and other material.
  • Public speaking skills to present information to the public as a representative of the department.
  • Interpersonal skills to positively interact with members of the public and city officials.
  • Ability to plan and organize public education and promotion programs. 
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with co-workers and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to assign duties, set performance standards, provide coaching and training, monitor work in progress, and evaluate performance.

Critical Thinking and Professionalism

  • Organization skills to prepare and maintain accurate records.
  • Time management skills to manage projects and meet varying deadlines.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2EX) is $52,385-$64,695 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $53,957-$66,636. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon qualifications and is subject to approval.

Those with an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification with be paid an additional 3%.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays Paid
  • Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.  

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after January 19, 2022. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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“The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.”