POSITION: Transportation Planner

EMPLOYER:  Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Kelso, WA

CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled

COMPENSATION: $3,938—$4,916 per month DOQ.  Benefits include:  Paid Holiday, vacation and sick leave. Medical, dental, and vision. Long-term disability and deferred compensation. The CWCOG participates in Washington State Dept. of Retirement and a 457K program in lieu of Social Security.

TO APPLY: Please see the Employment section at http://www.cwcog.org/administration.htm#Employment. A letter of interest, application, resume, and an example of writing are required.  DOWNLOAD the complete position announcement.

DESCRIPTION: A CWCOG Transportation Planner is responsible for research, development and/or implementation of plans, studies, ordinances, and recommendations pertaining to land use, comprehensive planning, community development, housing, urban growth management, transportation, demographic information, economic development, environmental issues, and other regional and community planning areas.

The position conducts data research and analysis, prepares reports; works with local jurisdiction staff, committees, planning commissions, and the public; assists with development of scopes of work for agency budgets and grant applications, and authors plans and studies. 

Work is performed with latitude for independent judgment within the scope of agency programs and policies, but reports to the Executive Director.  The position is one of the two transportation planning positions that work collaboratively on a variety of technical and procedural activities related to a five-county regional transportation planning program and a federally designated metropolitan planning organization for an urbanized area. The position involves extensive work with committees of member jurisdiction staff, elected officials and the public.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in urban and regional planning or related field and have three to five years experience within a planning process related to transportation. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate strong technical and public relations skills. GIS experience is preferred.

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