The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking candidates for the position of Planner Trainee within the Division of Multimodal Services, Office of Freight Planning, to work at our Ewing, NJ headquarters.
The starting salary for this role is $49,742. Because this is a trainee position, employees will receive an increase in salary at the six-month point of employment bringing their salary up to $52,010. After completing the trainee period of one year, they will automatically advance to the title of Planner, which will result in another salary increase. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 13 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 3 administrative days).
Job Description: 

The Planner Trainee candidate should be prepared to do the following under close supervision:
• Learn to independently prepare graphics and visual presentation materials suitable for meetings and public
stakeholder dissemination
• Participate constructively with professionals in freight transportation planning studies and forums in the region
• Facilitate communication between multiple government agencies and consultants to develop and execute
freight – related projects/programs
• Represent NJDOT on a number of working groups and committees at the regional, state and federal level
• Conduct research, participate in site visits, and handle data requests from various divisions, both internally
and externally
• Assist in conducting Federal grant administration and oversight
• Monitor the work of consultant contracts and task orders with attention to detail
• Assist in implementing recommendations from NJ Statewide Freight Plan, by performing quantitative and
qualitative research, analysis and evaluations
• Learn to review and propose changes/upgrades to the existing regulations to facilitate freight movement
in the region
• Assist in developing SOW for various freight related planning study and projects
• Research grant sources, prepare and review grant applications
• Participate in public outreach activities, prepare correspondence material, and respond to requests for information

on local or regional freight issues


Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by twenty – one (21) semester hour
credits in professional planning subjects such as the principles of land use planning, history of city planning, planning project
design and planning law and administration.
NOTE: A valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners may be
substituted for the education requirement.
NOTE: Possession of a current and valid credential as a Certified Planner issued by the American Institute of Certified

Planners (AICP) may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Anyone interested in applying should visit NJDOT’s website and apply to posting 22-00108: Employment Openings, Employment Opportunities, About NJDOT (state.nj.us)