Transit Planner - CYMPO (Prescott)

General Description/Information

Under general direction, performs a wide variety of duties supporting the organization’s planning efforts, including budget development and financial management; grant applications administration and management of grant funds, strategic planning, and communication with a variety of governing bodies and customers.


  • Prepares and delivers oral and written presentations, project reports, and summaries for staff, committees, governing boards, civic groups and general public; Recommends policies to CYMPO boards and committees, as well as objectives and plans for the public transit program.
  • Schedules and oversees transit projects; monitors activities and progress; resolves operational and procedural issues; Facilitates regional coordination councils to assess needs, strategize to address gaps, and improve efficiencies for transportation service delivery; Coordinates mobility planning efforts with various public agencies and private organizations.
  • Remains current on all financial, regulatory and policy changes at the federal, state, and local levels that impact the transit program; Plans, organizes, and manages projects to promote timely use of funds and adherence to federal and state program guidelines and funding requirements.
  • Performs regional transit asset management; Designs, organizes, and delivers training; Provides technical assistance to community stakeholders; Represents organization and partners in federal, state, and regional advisory committees.
  • Contributes to the development and management of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Coordinated Mobility Plan (CMP), and other Plans and/or Studies.
  • Develops a Policies and Procedures Manual; Prepares grant requests to local, state, and federal governments, foundations, and other private sources of funding.
  • Conducts surveys, focus groups, data analysis, and research.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience: Three (3) years of professional work in a combination of public transit programs, project management, or related field.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban/rural planning, transportation planning, public administration, or a related field. An equivalent combination of directly related work experience and education may substitute for the degree requirement on a year per year basis.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license without restrictions.

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