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Transportation Planner


Listing Summary

Salary - $41,769.30 Annually

Major Duties and Responsibilities

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. Acts as the Bicycle Program Manager for the city in the coordination for all related bicycle activities for the community. Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide continuous improvement and customer-driven service.  Performs other related duties as assigned.   


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Transportation,  Public Administration, Geography or a related field is required, Master's Degree  preferred, one to two years of progressively responsible related experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light or heavy objects.  The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to cold or inclement weather.

The Columbus Consolidated Government is proud to offer an exceptional compensation and benefits package.  Benefits include the following:

  • Low-cost Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability       
  • Credit Union     
  • Direct Deposit
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • PERK Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Free and Discounted Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

Take advantage of these free and discounted City Services offered to all City Employees.

  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Free Notary Services
  • Ride a Metra Bus for Free
  • Free Mulch
  • Free Fire/Safety Home Inspection
  • Sunray Cleaners discounts
  • Adopt a pet for Free from Animal Control
  • Driver's Training for Employee Dependents
  • Oxbow/Bull Creek Golf Course discounts
  • River Center Discounts
  • Cell Phone Carrier Discounts

Retirement Plan
The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a defined benefit retirement plan to eligible employees who work in General Government and in Public Safety.  Employees in the pension plan must meet both age and years of service requirements to qualify for retirement.  The current vesting period is ten years, and the current pension contribution rate is 8% of your gross salary. 

Supplemental Retirement Plan
The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a Deferred Compensation Plan or supplemental retirement plan that is tax deferred. This plan allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before federal and state taxes, to a retirement account.  Your compensation is more than a paycheck, it allows you to plan for your financial future as well. 

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