Come join our team! The Capitol Region Council of Governments is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and visionary professional to become our newest Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner.

The successful candidate will perform various planning tasks within CRCOG’s Transportation Planning Department. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Transportation Planning.

This position is responsible for a variety of planning tasks including, but not limited to: providing planning, research, and policy analysis for the greater CRCOG region in the areas of transportation and sustainability; providing support for numerous CRCOG planning studies, including the RFQ process, consultant selection, contracting, and invoicing; and working with other staff members to help the Agency and municipalities complete transportation projects and initiatives.

The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban studies, geography/GIS, or civil engineering. To be considered for the Senior level, this education should be supplemented by a minimum of three years of relevant professional planning experience. An equivalent combination of training will be considered. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required and would count as one year of professional planning experience.

The candidate should have a knowledge of general principles of transportation planning, research, and analysis; the federal transportation planning process; project development and implementation; and computer equipment, including the advanced use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database, and other software. The ideal candidate will have the ability to:  communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing;  research and analyze various factors involved in transportation planning; prepare clear, accurate records and reports; establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with staff, managers, community members, business and municipal leaders, and others encountered during work; handle multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments; and work independently.

Total Compensation

The current salary range is $53,564 – $69,622 for Planner (Grade 3) and $63,500 – $82,550 for Senior Planner (Grade 4). CRCOG offers a competitive benefits package including a defined contribution retirement plan (currently 10% of salary with no match required); medical, vision, dental, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; tuition assistance; and paid vacation and holidays. This is a full-time position with a 35-hour work week.

How to Apply

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Cheryl Assis, Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent as a single PDF file to cassis@crcog.org, with the email subject of “Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner.” The first review of resumes will be conducted on May 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

CRCOG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Capitol Region Council of Governments

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs to benefit our member towns and the region. CRCOG is guided by the chief elected officials of our 38 Metro Hartford municipalities who recognize that the future of our individual members is tied to the future of our region. CRCOG is the largest of Connecticut’s nine regional planning organizations with a population of approximately 977,000 and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Metro Hartford area. The CRCOG region is well-situated between New York City and Boston, and it is rich in diversity, history, and natural resources. CRCOG’s team of professional staff work to promote responsible land use, sustainable transportation systems, economic vitality, and quality of life. The organization also advocates for its capital city and member towns and provides various shared services to facilitate governmental efficiency. For more information regarding CRCOG, please visit our website at www.CRCOG.org.