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Associate Planner #2305-211300-02

Date Opened
Thursday, May 04, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, May 25, 2023 8:00 PM
Planning Design & Development
  • $54,380-$67,974 Commensurate with Experience
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.


This position provides support for the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte urban area. The CRTPO is responsible for long-range transportation planning and aims to create a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system that improves the quality of life and economic outcomes for all residents. The planning area includes 24 member jurisdictions throughout Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union counties. The CRTPO works with these jurisdictions, as well as NCDOT, local transit providers, and the Federal Highway Administration to develop plans for all modes of transportation, prioritize transportation needs, and equitably allocate federal funds. This is a hybrid job with regular in office hours and work from home hours. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct data collection, analysis, and research of best practices in support of key staff members.
  • Assist with processing and formatting datasets into accessible, presentation-ready formats as well is importing data across platforms and data entry tasks.
  • Research and prepare components for staff reports in support of the CRTPO’s Technical Coordinating Committee and Policy Board.
  • Prepare information for the public using graphics, maps and written documents regarding transportation projects, plans and programs within the CRTPO planning area.
  • Assist with the coordination of public meetings, events and workshops logistics.
  • Assist staff in meeting setup and logistics, including audio/visual technology, and completing meeting summary minutes.
  • Assist in public involvement activities, including working with the CRTPO webmaster on revisions and updates to the organization’s webpage.
  • Embrace continuous learning, training, and self-improvement.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required on a periodic basis. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The position requires basic knowledge of transportation planning and regional planning concepts, Census demographic data and computer software proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
  • Working knowledge of an MPO’s governmental function relative to project prioritization and delivery.
  • Effective communication, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, ability to use ArcGIS Pro and familiarity with the geodatabase data model is required.  
  • Excellent public speaking and customer service skills.
  • Ability to collaborate within and outside the department to achieve positive impacts on the region.
  • Ability to perform effectively and efficiently with moderate level of supervision.

Preferred Qualification

  • Four-Year degree in Planning, Architecture, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science or related degree. 
  • Must be proficient with ArcGIS Pro and familiarity with the geodatabase data model.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree and one year relevant experience.


Bachelor’s Degree.

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.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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