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Transportation Planner I

Texas, Houston, 77001 Houston USA

Transportation Planner I Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/newprint/4410776) Apply  Transportation Planner I Salary$25.00 - $29.36 HourlyLocation HoustonJob TypeFull TimeJob Number33493DepartmentPlanning and DevelopmentOpening Date02/29/2024Closing Date3/14/2024 11:59 PM Central




POSITION OVERVIEWApplications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDDivision/Section: Development Services Workdays & Hours: M- F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm subject to change ABOUT USWelcome to the City of Houston’s Planning & Development Department. Our department is a key player in the Mayor’s effort to build a vibrant, resilient and equitable Houston that works for all of our two million residents. Much like Houston itself, we are a culturally diverse team that is committed to improving our Houston’s built environment. Our team is filled with energetic change-agents who make a difference every day by balancing the needs and interests of the community we serve.We operate with four core values: Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity and Empowerment. We treat ourselves, our partners and our customers with respect and we put continuous learning in the center of our operation.POSITION PROFILEThe Transportation Planner I position requires moderate analytical skills, judgment, public speaking abilities, and professional planning skills; as well as a basic understanding of transportation planning methods.Specific duties include:

Presents, or assists in presenting, detailed reports or studies to community groups, government agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

Assists in the development of transportation planning studies in support of new or updated plans, programs, projects, or regulations.

Serves as a liaison to coordinate plans, projects, and policies with other City departments and outside organizations.

Writes, or assists in writing, a variety of planning documents and reports.

Reviews, or assists in reviewing, project proposals of limited-to-moderate complexity for compliance with applicable regulations or standards.

Provides technical assistance and professional support in the administration of specific transportation planning programs, regulations, grants, or projects

Researches and compiles information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.

Prepares maps and other graphical representations of data of varying complexity.

Create and maintain data in a geographical information system or other database format.

WORKING CONDITIONSThe position occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional very light lifting, such as three or four reams of papers or books (up to 20 pounds or an equivalent weight) may be required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires knowledge of planning principles and practices; including multi-modal transportation planning and pertinent specialties, as applicable. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSTwo years of planning experience required. A Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for two years of experience.LICENSE REQUIREMENTSNone PREFERENCESPreference will be given to candidates with understanding of land development and transportation planning; Excellent written & verbal communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Proficient in ArcGIS, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and Microsoft Office; Demonstrated time management & organizational skills; Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; Adapts well to changes; Demonstrated success working with diverse clientele.Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6 . GENERAL INFORMATIONSELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test. SAFETY IMPACT POSITION No SALARY INFORMATION Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. Pay Grade 18APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (832.394.3411) If you need special services or accommodations, call 832.394.3411. (TTY 7-1-1) If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. EOE Equal Opportunity EmployerThe City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.Benefits include: Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life insurance Long-term disability Retirement pension 457 deferred compensation plan Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year 11 city holidays, plus one floating holiday Flexible schedules Professional development opportunities Transportation/parking plan Section 125 pretax deductions Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Flexible Spending AccountFor plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html01 Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?




What is your highest level of completed education?

High School Diploma/GED

Associate's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree or higher

None of the above


If you selected you obtain a degree, please indicate the area of concentration. If you do not have a degree write N/A.


How many years of Transportation Planning experience do you have?

Less than 2 years

2 to less than 4 years

4 years or more

No experience


From time to time, planners are expected to attend meetings or events that occur outside normal business hours. Are you able and willing to attend night or weekend meetings on occasion as needed?




Do you have experience with public speaking or making formal presentations to an audience?



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