Transportation Planner

Columbus Consolidated Government
Columbus, Georgia

This position performs technical transportation planning duties in support of department operations. An incumbent in this position may be designated “Senior Planner” or “Principal Transportation Planner.”

  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes socio-economic data and statistics for use in technical studies or reports.
  • Updates comprehensive short-term and long-range plans with current data on demographics, housing, and economics.
  • Conducts studies to assess site impact and forecast traveling trends using computerized traffic modeling programs.
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual Transportation Improvement Program for scheduled infrastructure improvement of streets, highways, bikeways, walkways, public transportation, and airport development; applies for and administers associated state and federal grants.
  • Performs travel time studies in the maintenance of the Congestion Management Plan.
  • Maintains and updates census and demographic information.
  • Writes detailed technical reports of all findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Transportation, Public Administration, Geography or a related field is required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of socio-economic forecasting and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation modeling.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city and other local areas.
  • Knowledge of the tools and methods associated with the Geographic Information System.
  • Knowledge of accepted planning practices and procedures.
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

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