Planner – Wake Transit – Raleigh, NC | 5.14.18

Name of Employer: Capital Area MPO

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Raleigh, NC

Job title: Planner – Wake Transit

Job Details / Description

This position is an exciting opportunity to join a team of motivated professionals and establish a career in regional transportation and transit planning while gaining experience in one of the region’s fastest-growing markets. This position will be responsible for a variety of tasks in support of various transit planning and programming initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:  This is a newly-created position developed to provide technical assistance to the MPO with its Wake Transit program responsibilities. The MPO is responsible for transit planning activities including the administration of the project-level concurrence process for projects funded through Wake Transit; managing the Community Funding Area Program including providing technical transit planning assistance to local towns and agencies, prioritizing projects for funding, and monitoring project progress; managing consultant-led projects for Wake Transit implementation planning; and managing the development of the annual Wake Transit Work Plan including multi-year capital and operating programs; staffing the Wake Transit Planning Advisory Committee (TPAC); and maintaining the multi-year Wake Transit Vision Plan. This is an entry-level position that will report to the CAMPO Wake Transit Program Manager, and will assist with all aspects of the MPO’s Wake Transit work. This position will involve providing technical support, research, administration, and coordination with partner agencies to ensure the MPO’s Wake Transit responsibilities are carried out in an efficient and effective fashion. Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and complete tasks with competing deadlines, and ability to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced work environment are essential. This position is a key member of the MPO’s team focused on delivering effective and efficient transit planning services to our member governments and partner agencies.

Anticipated hiring range: $47,902 – $57,500.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Urban or Regional Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, or similar) and two years of experience working in a local or regional planning setting.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of regional transportation planning in an urban setting, and some familiarity with federal transit and transportation funding programs and practices. An ability to establish and maintain productive professional working relationships with partners including technical staff and the general public is necessary. General knowledge of transit planning principles is helpful. Applicants should recognize the value of the Wake Transit program as a transformative component of the MPO’s transportation planning work in Wake County, and should be motivated self-starters able to work both independently and in a team environment.


Valid Driver’s License required.

How to Apply

Applications accepted through June 4, 2018.

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Posted on

May 14, 2018

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