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Planner II #2402-232800-01

Strategic Mobility

Date Opened
Monday, April 22, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 11:59 AM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $71,486-$80,422; commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Transportation Planner II position is housed in the Strategic Mobility Division of the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) and is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for planning Charlotte's future mobility network and investments. This team collaborates across departments, partner agencies, and the community to achieve multimodal solutions that shape and support Charlotte's rapid growth and development. Critical responsibilities of this Division include implementing the Strategic Mobility Plan, supporting implementation of transportation elements in the UDO, and the development and programming of locally funded multimodal capital projects.


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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Transportation Planning:
  • Supports and/or leads the development of long-range transportation policy, plans, programs, projects, and initiatives
  • Supports and/or leads the implementing components of the City's Strategic Mobility Plan
  • Supports and/or leads the continued development, implementation, and maintenance of the Charlotte Streets Map
  • Supports and/or leads the review and implementation of transportation elements in the UDO and Streets Manual
  • Maintains and expands collaborative relationships with other City and County departments and agencies (including the Charlotte Planning, Design and Development Department and the Charlotte Area Transit System) and other COOT Divisions/staff to advance ongoing initiatives to integrate transportation and land use planning.
  • Represents the Strategic Mobility Division on interdisciplinary teams with internal and external stakeholders
  • Participates in regional transportation planning activities associated with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO)
  • Develops and conducts, as necessary, public involvement processes related to area plans or other policies/plans
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Community & Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Engages and develops collaborative relationships with stakeholders, community groups, and public/private agencies to successfully implement the City's transportation policies and programs
  • Supports CDOT leadership in responding to City Council and the City Manager's Office on transportation planning initiatives and projects
  • Makes presentations to the community, civic boards, and/or professional peers on transportation initiatives and growth-related transportation issues

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and transportation planning
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of policy development, particularly policies that integrate mobility, land use, urban growth, and equitable transportation components
  • Familiarity with land development principles and practices
  • Familiarity with the general principles and practices of travel demand forecasting and their relationship to long-range transportation planning and air quality conformity
  • Working knowledge of transportation facility and project design
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and/or tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive plans and reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations and working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to integrate land use, urban design, and multimodal transportation perspectives in the review, coordination, and development of mobility projects and plans
  • Ability to understand and effectively use data for mobility-related analyses
  • Skills in ArcGIS
  • Skills in SketchUp
  • Skills in Adobe Suite, including lnDesign
  • Ability to use common desktop computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, publishing, electronic mail, internet research, communications, etc.

Preferred Qualification

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or a related field
  • Certified Planner (AICP), Professional Engineer (PE), and/or Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and three years of relevant work experience; a combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

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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.

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

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