Transportation Planner – North Country Council


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Transportation Planner will work with Council staff, municipalities, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and federal partner agencies on long and short-range regional transportation planning, project development, and special transportation studies. This position requires considerable knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices, state and federal transportation planning regulations, state and federal transportation funding programs, and grant administration and management. In this capacity, the Transportation Planner will coordinate with staff and provide direct support to community leaders and regional partners, including research and data analysis, public engagement, preparation of plans and reports, field work, and other forms of technical assistance.  Additional opportunities for work in the areas of community development, transportation planning, environmental quality, and economic development. Within this spectrum of projects, the Planner will have periodic opportunities to focus on efforts and projects for which they have a particular passion or experience.


The responsibilities of the Transportation Planner will vary with the specific responsibilities of the program or project on which the individual is working in. Generally, the Transportation Planner will be responsible for the following tasks, providing direction to junior staff working on various tasks:

  • Manage the transportation work plan.
  • Coordinating and leading update efforts to various regional transportation plans.
  • Coordinating the development of special transportation related projects and studies including corridor studies, Road Safety Audits, parking studies.
  • Leading community or regional planning projects and processes.
  • Performing and/or overseeing research, data analysis, and writing tasks that support the development of plans, reports, projects, and funding proposals for communities and regional partners.
  • Developing and facilitating community outreach and engagement activities to support the development of plans and projects.
  • Facilitate various local and/or regional committees and public meetings based on transportation plans, projects and programs.
  • Preparing informational and outreach materials and presentations.
  • Performing GIS mapping and analysis.
  • Providing technical assistance to municipal staff and boards on planning-related inquiries and requests.
  • Participating and/or leading in field data collection efforts such as traffic studies, traffic counts, stream and culvert assessments, and other efforts to meet community requests and federal requirements.
  • Assist municipalities and partner agencies in preparing grant applications for transportation projects and studies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with PLUS five years’ work experience in the field of transportation planning, other relevant planning experience in the fields of such as landscape architecture, conservation/natural resource management, geography, sociology, or economics may be substituted for 2 of the 5 year years.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with funding agencies, stakeholders, public officials, other employees, and the general public.
  • Experience leading/managing projects and/or planning processes.
  • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities.
  • Experience and skill working with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information clearly and effectively in written and graphic formats.
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively and balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while delivering high-quality work products.
  • Willingness to travel and attend periodic evening meetings.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.


  • Master’s Degree in Urban Planning OR additional work experience (beyond Required Qualifications) in the areas of community development, transportation planning, environmental quality, and/or economic development.
  • Experience with field work and/or field data collection.
  • Proficiency with GIS mapping and analysis.
  • Experience with applying for or administering grants.
  • Interest and/or experience in working with rural communities.


This position is full-time with benefits. Candidates must be willing to travel, attend periodic evening meetings, and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary based on qualifications. Benefits including health, life, optical, retirement, and disability insurance are available for qualified candidates. Salary range is $40,000 to $55,000 based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to Michelle Moren-Grey, Executive Director at

This position is open until filled.

North Country Council is an equal opportunity employer.