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Transportation Planner I #2305-232700-01

Transit Planner

Date Opened
Monday, May 22, 2023 5:00 PM
Close Date
Thursday, July 06, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $59,955 - $67,448/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 Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking a data driven transit planner to join a dynamic team of planners and analysts to reimagine transit service for the Charlotte region. CATS is on the cusp of implementing the largest deployment of Microtransit in North Carolina and is advancing multiple rapid transit projects.

The Transit Planner reports directly to the Manager of Strategic Planning and will provide a key role within CATS Planning Division by supporting CATS initiative to be a leader in performance-based transit planning. Additionally, this position will have key responsibilities on CATS GIS team by working collaboratively on maintaining and improving bus stop and other transit asset databases. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, and a team player with a passion for data-driven planning and spatial analysis.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to planning activities related to the transit projects and plans included in area Metropolitan Transportation and Comprehensive Transportation Plans.
  • Serve on transit planning study teams that will include GIS support, public participation and general planning activities.
  • Provides GIS support for service planning activities, such as route mapping and stop-level ridership analysis. 
  • Accurately prepares monthly reports and data analysis for areas including on-time performance, ridership, and service performance metrics.
  • Assist in the development and tracking of a strategic bus stop capital plan
  • As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and experience with ArcGIS 10.x is necessary for daily activities. Experience with Tableau, Power BI, or similar data analysis tools. Good communications skills and a collaborative approach to work products are considered ideal.


Preferred Qualification

Transportation planning experience and knowledge of transit planning best practices preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Four-year degree with a BA/BS in geography, engineering, urban planning or related field or an equivalent combination of background, experience and skills necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. The ideal candidate would have experience related to implementation of transit amenities or related public work projects. 

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.

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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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