Transportation Planner II or III (Transit)

Compensation: Level II: Grade 32 $56,273-$84,410; Level III: Grade 35 $65,144-$97,716

General Description/Information

MAG is seeking a bright, driven, team-oriented professional to support its efforts in the Transportation Policy and Planning Division. The primary duties of the position will be facilitating a broad range of multimodal planning within a dynamic work environment. The position will manage regional and sub-regional multimodal transportation studies, coordinate work through MAG’s committee process, assist in data collection and analysis, and contribute to long-range planning and stewardship of the Regional Transportation Plan. These activities are undertaken with an emphasis on high quality work, close internal communication, and providing benefit to MAG member agencies and partners.


The ideal candidate will have a range of multimodal planning experience and knowledge, with specific experience in transit planning. Demonstrated knowledge of high capacity transit corridor planning, transit system planning, bus transit performance and transportation funding desired. Candidates should: be highly effective communicators, experienced in presenting in front of a variety of audiences and at ease facilitating meetings; demonstrate strong analytical abilities and critical thinking; be highly motivated and comfortable both working independently and within a dynamic team; have excellent written communication and organization skills, with a keen eye to detail; be able to convey complex, technical information in a clear and concise manner; and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Must be proficient in MS Windows and MS Office Suite; geographic information systems knowledge (i.e., ESRI) and/or visualization software (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) preferred.

Experience with elected officials or political settings is a plus.


A Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field with a minimum of at least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in transportation planning or engineering required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

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