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Transportation Planner II #2112-232800-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 9:30 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $68,043.00 - $85,054.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), a leader in progressive transportation, seeks a talented individual to work on a wide variety of plans and policies to support Charlotte’s continued evolution as a city whose residents, workers, and visitors can travel through the community safely, whether they are walking, bicycling, using transit, or driving.


  • Professional


This Transportation Planner II position is housed in the Planning Section of CDOT’s Planning and Design Division, and will help represent CDOT in integrated planning and policy efforts. These efforts include City-wide and small area/corridor-focused plans and studies, transportation policy development, ordinance reviews and updates, and a wide variety of special projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead or support CDOT tasks related to major City-wide planning efforts, including, but not limited to, the 2040 Charlotte Future Comprehensive Plan, the Strategic Mobility Plan, the Charlotte Streets Map, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and Transit System Planning efforts, as required.
2. Represent CDOT on small area/corridor-focused integrated land use and transportation plans and studies; includes implementing collaborative planning procedures and schedules, providing substantive input to relevant plans, reviewing all documents/procedures, and ensuring that CDOT policies/objectives are reflected in planning processes and documents. 
3. Lead or support planning efforts and special projects in Center City, as needed. 
4. Lead or provide planning support for short-term/focused planning efforts and other special projects as they arise; including, but not limited to, tours, conferences, grant applications, policy memos, research, presentations, developer requests, and other special projects, potentially with short turnaround times. 
5. Serve, as necessary, on a variety of standing and ad hoc staff teams charged with intra- or inter-agency reviews of program or project implementation. 
6. Perform, as needed, data collection, data provision, and data analysis for integrated planning efforts, including coordination of input from other relevant staff. 
7. Apply strong multi-disciplinary land use and transportation skills, computer skills, sophisticated communication abilities, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting on a wide variety of projects. 
8. Responsively engage in oral and written communication both one-on-one and in group settings with the public, staff from other agencies, consultants, and professional peers about the City’s transportation-related plans, policies, and projects. 
9. Understand, communicate, and apply City transportation policies in all relevant work efforts within the wide variety of contexts within our community. 
10. Perform related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of urban and transportation planning.
• Ability to apply strong multi-disciplinary land use and transportation skills, computer skills, sophisticated communication abilities, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting on a wide variety of projects

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in transportation planning, urban planning, transportation engineering, geography or a related field
  • American Institute of Certified Planners

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in transportation planning, urban planning, transportation engineering, geography or a related field, and three (3) years of relevant work experience
  • An equivalent combination of education  and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $68,043.00 - $85,054.00 / Year; Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

How To Apply

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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