The Transportation Planner is an interdisciplinary team member or manager who develops and analyzes policy and data to prepare, administer, and monitor transportation plans, programs, and projects.
Transportation Planners plan, develop, administer, evaluate, and monitor transportation plans, programs, and projects; prepare system plans of transportation facilities and services including highways, aviation, public transportation, and nonmotorized facilities; perform transportation studies for the development of transportation systems of all modes; participate in policy development and implementation; analyze proposed policies from other government agencies; develop and analyze legislation related to transportation; propose, perform, and evaluate transportation planning research; monitor and certify the regional transportation planning process for conformance with State and Federal requirements; provide Transportation Planning expertise to Federal, State, regional, local agencies, and transit operators to carry out the transportation planning process; develop, administer, and monitor consultant contracts and grant programs; promote and support alternative modes of transportation including public transportation and ridesharing; perform program management function of the State Transportation Improvement Program; participate as a departmental representative on transportation planning issues at inter-or intradepartmental meetings and public or private meetings and hearings; and do other related work.
This is the full journeyperson level. Under direction, incumbents independently work on difficult and complex transportation planning projects. They may serve in a lead capacity performing such work.