Jan 27, 2023

Transportation Planner III

$66,739 - $100,108 yearly
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
  • Hybrid (1001 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, USA)
Full-Time Government

Job Description

First Review of Applications: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 (open until filled)

Full job posting and employment application at www.semcog.org/careers

Role and Responsibilities

SEMCOG (EOE) is seeking an organized and detailed Planner III to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner will lead in the development of plans through research, data analysis, and policy development; complete tasks associated with the receipt of federal aid to the region; and provide technical assistance to member communities. Will lead in transit planning, corridor planning, and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Programs (CRP). Will also provide assistance on a variety of functions in congestion management, mobility, freight, safety and policy development and implementation of the TIP and RTP. Attends virtual and in-person local meetings with members and partners regarding transportation and infrastructure planning. Leads in the development and dissemination of materials to convey SEMCOG information internally and externally, and in presenting data and information to various stakeholder groups.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of transportation planning; excellent quantitative skills needed for technical analysis; well-developed organization and time management skills to ensure timely completion and delivery of work; be detailed, self-motivated, and capable of working on multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local road and transit agencies; and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff and external partners, including MDOT and local transportation providers and departments. Candidates should demonstrate a strong work ethic and comfort in working both independently and within teams. This position is part of a job series and offers employee development and promotional opportunities.


Total Compensation Estimate = $142,894 (assumes midpoint of salary range and family enrollment in medical, dental, and vision insurances.)

In addition to annual base salary, SEMCOG offers a valuable mix of health and fringe benefits! On average, employee benefits account for 47% of Total Compensation.

  • Flex time (Core work hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
  • Hybrid Work Environment (A blend of virtual and on-site work. Michigan residency required.)
  • Ten paid holidays and 25.5 accrued PTO days annually
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Mental Health, FSA/Dependent Care, Life/AD&D, Short- and Long-term Disability benefits eligibility upon hire
  • Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, and 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement benefits
  • Tuition Assistance program
  • Transit or parking assistance when working onsite

Join us! How to Apply

Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected].


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Job Requirements

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related areas.
  • Previous experience working with transportation planning documents, metropolitan transportation plans. GIS experience and knowledge of ESRI products desirable.
  • Experience in assisting or managing some or part of the development, monitoring, and implementation of projects across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Working experience with FHWA, FTA, MDOT and Local Government agencies, partners, private sector, and/or regional leaders.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Support and promote a strong internal culture based on SEMCOG core values and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

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