Planner 1 / GIS Analyst / Engineer

Posted on April 3, 2019

Gulf Regional Planning Commission

Position Description: Planner 1 / GIS Analyst / Engineer

The Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC) is seeking a qualified professional to perform a variety of transportation planning, GIS, and engineering activities. The Planner 1 would work on numerous regional planning projects in a collaborative work environment and provide technical assistance to GRPC and member agencies. This position includes an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, and state PERS retirement.



  • Significant responsibilities in comprehensive planning projects (long-range planning)
  • Reviewing development proposals (current planning)
  • Traffic Modeling
  • Leading projects and initiatives
  • GIS mapping products and analysis
  • Project scoping and traffic studies


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of and experience in transportation planning and or engineering is required. Familiarity with basic principles of research methods as applied to the collection, processing, and presentation of data; ability to work effectively with committee members, elected officials, and the general public; proficiency with computer programs and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GRPC desires the applicants have advanced skills in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Creative thinking, positive attitude
  • Strong commitment to public service and community improvement
  • Team orientation and personal accountability


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning, urban planning, engineering, or a related field; minimum of one year of related professional experience. Master’s degree can be substituted for one year of the experience;

Experience in ESRI-based products, including ARC Map, ARC Editor, and other GIS-related applications relating to planning and ability to maintain department GIS data and provide related training is desired.

Familiarity with fundamental planning issues and concepts, including basic planning theory, urban design, subdivision, environmental issues, growth management, economic development, housing, and transportation is also desired.