Transportation Planning Specialist 1 (Planner 1)

Georgia Department of Transportation
Atlanta, GA

Description of Job / Position
Under supervision, provides entry level professional support for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Office of Planning in transportation planning activities including multi-modal short and long range transportation plans and geographic planning analysis.

Under close supervision, performs duties at a beginning working level in the planning and analysis of the statewide transportation system existing and future needs.

Duties may include:

  • Responsible for understanding and communicating the transportation conditions and needs within assigned area and making recommendations for improvements
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and/or applying federal and state regulations, laws and policies
  • Writing technical documents and executive briefings
  • Managing consultant transportation planning contracts
  • Data collection and analysis for programmed transportation projects including collecting existing traffic and crash data
  • Other transportation-planning related job duties as assigned.

NOTE: This position may require statewide travel with occasional overnight stays.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following fields: transportation planning, rural/ urban planning, regional planning, urban studies, policy studies, geography, statistics, economics, or closely related field
  • OR a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited college or university in Civil Engineering with course work experience (or a minor) in any of the aforementioned planning fields. (If selected for the position, you will be required to provide an original college transcript.
  • Committed to providing quality customer service.
    Works well with others to achieve team/organizational goals.
  • Possesses strong oral communication skills, expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively
  • Display high standard of ethical conduct and understand the impact of violating these standards on organization, self, and others.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and summarize information for the purpose of writing technical reports/documents; working level proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to effectively apply new knowledge and skills in work to adapt quickly to change.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to effectively manage own priorities setting well-defined and realistic personal goals.
  • Ability to apply innovative solutions in solving problems.
  • Ability to work well with others to achieve team/organizational goals.


  • One or more years of experience in managing or working on highway transportation planning related projects and/or studies.
  • Master’s degree in transportation planning, rural/urban planning, regional planning, urban studies, policy studies, geography studies, geography, statistics, economics, or a closely related field.
  • Possesses experience analyzing, interpreting, and/or applying federal or state regulations.
  • Possesses experience in the planning and analysis of transportation systems.
  • Possesses experience and/or knowledge of transportation funding sources, particularly federal and state programs.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with the team to accomplish goals and deadlines; excellent in internal and external customer service.
  • Possess experience with HCS and/or ArcGIS software.

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