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North Central Texas Council of Governments


Transportation Planner II – Environmental and Social Equity Planning


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616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX

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The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking an entry- or mid-level Transportation Planner to promote considerations of the natural environment and social equity during transportation planning. Applicants wishing to be considered for the mid-level Transportation Planner II position should apply online at To be considered for the entry-level Transportation Planer I position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to complete assigned tasks that will assist the team in completing projects.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing narratives, charts, and Geographic Information Systems maps for environmental and social equity content in transportation plans and grant applications
  • Coordinating with local governments, regulatory stakeholders, and transportation partners to identify, reduce, or mitigate environmental and social impacts of planned transportation projects
  • Studying elements of environmentally friendly roadway design and corridor management; collaborating with teams to draft written recommendations
  • Participating in staff training to incorporate social equity into transportation planning, including preparing and conducting presentations
  • Documenting NCTCOG compliance with federal environmental and equity requirements, including downloading Census Bureau data

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or related field)
  • At least one year of job-related experience

FLSA: Exempt


Minimum of $48,278.00 annually

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.  NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.  Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area.  The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities.  The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation. 

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career.  All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG. 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at

This position is located at 616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.