Planner – Transportation & Land Use

$23.50 - $26.00 hourly
  • Triangle J Council of Governemtns
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • May 08, 2020
Full time Government Professional Services Transportation

Job Description

Planner – Transportation & Land Use (12-Month Temporary Full-time Position)

Do you love analyzing information and translating evidence into policy and design guidance?

Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) seeks an analyst to support transit corridor analysis activities, focusing on commuter behavior, transportation investment, and land use development. The successful candidate must have a positive, customer-focused orientation, be able to deliver high-quality products in a timely manner and thrive in a team environment.

Description of Work

The planner will be part of a multidisciplinary, regional planning department engaged in long-term, regional issues integrating development, environmental quality, and infrastructure. The candidate will work with the TJCOG planning team, and with partners in local, state, university, and regional organizations.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The planner must have thorough knowledge of principles, practices, tools and techniques related to land use and transportation. Excellent research and synthesis skills are required. GIS experience beyond a classroom setting is expected.  Graphic design skills would be a strong plus.  Excellent communication (writing, speaking, presenting) and interpersonal skills are imperative in this position, as well as the ability to understand different perspectives and to identify creative solutions. The person must be self-motivated, diligent, and able to work with limited direct supervision. The ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software is required. 

 Education and Experience

A master’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental studies or related field is required with at least 2 years experience in the private or public sector related to municipal, county, sustainability, or regional planning. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a related field, extensive experience and demonstrated advanced knowledge in a related field, and that have documented participation in specialized instruction (e.g. associated with professional accreditation) will be considered.

 Starting Salary & Benefits

Hiring range: Hiring Range: $23.50 to $26.00 (hourly rate)

Benefits: Temporary positions do not include benefits.

 Our Organization

Providing a platform for collaboration among local governments, stakeholders, and partners in our diverse region of NCSee the kind of work we do here.  

How to Apply

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Anticipated start date is June 15, 2020.


All employment offers will be within the stated hiring rage.

 TJCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and designated Best Workplace for Commuters.