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Associate Transportation Planner

By March 14, 2023

Oregon Department of Transportation

Planner 2 – Associate Transportation Planner
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery and Operations Division – Region 1
Policy and Development Section / Planning Unit

Salary Range: $4,750 – $7,366

The role:  

We are recruiting for an associate transportation planner to join our team! In this role, you will coordinate, monitor and administer planning projects throughout our Region 1: Portland Metro area. You will apply a social equity framework to all aspects of the planning process, seeking to reduce climate impacts and to improve access to public transportation. You will provide research and policy analysis for our section and will work with local governments to develop transportation system and facility plans and manage grants in coordination with local agencies. Apply today!

Supplemental funding provides for full-time hours; however, this is an established part-time position. The successful candidate will be required to work 40 hours per week, based on the agency’s business needs. However, in the event there is no additional funding the hours could be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Salary and benefits will be prorated according to the number of hours worked. The posted salary/pay range for this announcement is based on full-time hours. The final schedule will be determined between the hiring manager and successful candidate.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

A day in the life:

·       Serve on project delivery teams to inform project decisions and direction.

·       Monitor planning projects initiated by local governments that may affect state transportation facilities.

·       Collaborate with local jurisdiction staff on planning projects to ensure our interests are adequately addressed.

·       Represent ODOT in public involvement events related to the planning process and on technical advisory committees or other groups established by local governments.

·       Advise local government on state policy requirements and technical requirements when the resulting plan may affect our facilities.

·       Identify scope and implications of an assigned project, relevant regional requirements and plans and possible impacts to ODOT and coordinate issues among entities within our agency and other units of government.

·       Work with local communities to develop and analyze alternative planning scenarios and gain consensus regarding differing goals to plan and implement studies with long term implications.

·       Identify issues requiring technical review, and, in consultation with agency management, involve technical staff in the planning process.

·       Attend and testify at local hearings to lend support to the recommended plan or to request modifications to address concerns as needed.

·       Respond to requests for information or comments regarding the implications of new or ongoing initiatives, plans, programs or projects on land use and transportation systems.

·       Work with local jurisdictions to identify potential State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects.

·       Identify funding sources and help secure funding for state transportation projects.

·       Coordinate with local jurisdictions in adopting implementation ordinances for long range plans.

·       Work in an office environment with hybrid work options available and periodic work at project sites to gather field data required.

To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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What we need:

Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.

Note: Coursework in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience.


A bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field; and one year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.

Note: A master’s degree in community, urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

·       General planning experience including research, data collection, GIS and analysis.

·       Proven success working through conflicts to achieve solutions with multiple stakeholders on multimodal projects.

·       Ability to implement agency policies and strategic priorities.

·       Ability to generate reader friendly visuals including maps, reports and graphics.

·       Great communication skills including written, verbal and nonverbal.

Learn more and apply: 

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email ODOTRecruitmentEM@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 



To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov

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