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Transportation Planner II #2311-232800-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 5:30 PM
Close Date
Thursday, December 07, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $80, 422-$93,825/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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 an experienced multimodal Transportation Planner to join a dynamic team that are advancing strategic planning initiatives to support the 2030 Transit System Plan, Envision My Ride, and CONNECT Beyond efforts. This position reports to the Strategic Planning Manager and is part of a diverse and collaborative section in CATS Planning Division.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and coordinated support to represent CATS on committees and task forces of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), Centralina Regional Council, and other area planning partners.
  • Work in partnership with regional transit agencies, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Integrated Mobility Division, and the Centralina Regional Council to advance the CONNECT Beyond regional mobility initiative.
  • Assist in the development of various transit components of CRTPO plans, including the Unified Planning Work Plan (UPWP), Local Coordinated Plan or Human Services Transportation Plan, Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the NCDOT Prioritization process
  • Provide technical assistance to system analyses, corridor studies, and project development consistent with CATS System and Priority Bus Plans
  • Assist in maintaining and analyzing key performance indicators for demand-response, fixed-route, and rail transit services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 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

  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects within time constraints.
  • Analyze a problem and make independent judgments without close supervision.
  • Analyze technical information, policies, and ordinances.
  • Perform independent research and develop recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively both when presenting and in writing.
  • Supervise other personnel and key tasks as a project manager.
  • Interact effectively with the public, customers, and decision-makers.
  • Adapt to changing technology and devise more efficient processes.

Preferred Qualification

  • Understanding of Metropolitan Planning Organization processes and procedures is highly desired
  • Candidates with experience in MS Office, ArcGIS, and Remix
  • Candidates with AICP certification or the ability to obtain

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Engineering, Geography or a related field and considerable experience in one of these fields.

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.

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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