Transportation Planner I

Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

Waterbury, CT United States

Transportation Planner I

Under general direction and supervision, conducts planning for highways, transit systems, non-motorized transportation facilities, and public works related programs, and performs a wide range of statistical and spatial analysis (GIS mapping) and transportation demand modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Partial List)

  • Serves as Transportation Planner for the Central Naugatuck Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Performs corridor studies and roadway and intersection operating and safety assessments
  • Tracks federal funding programs and helps maintain and develop the short-range transportation improvement program (TIP)
  • Assists and works on preparing the long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), 20-year vision for transit, transportation, and freight movement and their impact on land-use, the environment and demographics
  • Assists in selecting projects, developing concepts and scopes, scheduling, cost control, and contract administration
  • Works on various transit planning activities, including long and short range transit plans, Transit Oriented Development plans, and elderly and disabled transportation grant programs
  • Works on active transportation planning activities, including long and short range bicycle and pedestrian plans and complete streets programs
  • Coordinates and serves as the liason on transportation, transit, bicycle and pedestrian issues, plans and programs between the communities of NVCOG and CTDOT and federal agencies

Knowledge and Abilities (partial list)

Knowledge of:

  • Federal funding programs and CTDOT policies and procedures
  • Principles and practices of transportation planning and traffic engineering, applications, including procedures for project development, implementation and management
  • Principles and practices of transportation demand modeling and forecasting

Ability to:

  • Convey technical concepts to persons with limited technical knowledge
  • Analyze and interpret data to reach logical conclusions
  • Manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities\

Education and Experience (partial list)

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in transportation planning, urban planning, engineering, or a closely related field, and a minimum of one year of professional transportation planning experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Compensation and Benefits

$50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include a comprehensive health insurance plan, including vision and dental, and a retirement plan.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to Josh Lecar, Director of Planning, NVCOG at EOE. 

For full information about this position, please visit NVCOG Employment Opportunities


Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$50,000 - $55,000

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