Associate Planner – Transportation

Posted on June 9, 2019
 Salary: $46,540.00 – $58,188.00 Annually

Location : Wilmington, NC
Job Type: Full Time-Regular
Department:  26-Planning, Development, & Transportation
Job Number:  19-00072
Closing: 6/23/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the MPO’s member jurisdictions are looking for an Associate Planner. This position is responsible for:

Completing various short and long range transportation studies.
Assisting with GIS analysis, transportation project analysis, transportation project prioritization, sub-area studies, and planning activities to meet federal requirements.
Conducting planning studies for roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, ferry and freight investments.
Researching, collecting, and analyzing data.
Preparing informational materials, presentations, and reports.
Participating in public outreach and agency coordination activities.
Preparing for and attending staff and policy board meetings and meetings with staff from local, state, and federal agencies.
Working directly with member jurisdictions to develop transportation planning projects, project development, project review, cost estimates and submittal.
Managing consultant studies related to regional transportation planning projects.
Developing and implementing reliable technical tools.
Supporting various committees, public outreach, and events including developing marketing and educational outreach materials.

Additional duties may include: preparing and reviewing memorandums, letters, documentation, articles, executive summaries and technical reports; drafting technical and policy recommendations related to regional transportation planning and policy; assisting with emergency operations; and performing other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in transportation planning, urban & regional planning, transportation engineering, public administration or a closely related field.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of related planning or government experience.

Other Requirements: Valid NC Driver’s License

Notes: Driving history check is required. The selected candidate will also be required to complete a post-offer drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of MPO planning processes
Experience with ArcGIS, TransCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite,
Strong critical -thinking and problem-solving skills.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning.
Experience with long range transportation planning efforts to include roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, ferry and freight, etc.

City of Wilmington
PO Box 1810
115 N. 3rd Street, 5th Floor
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28402
Phone: 910-341-7840