SEMCOG (EOE) is seeking an organized and detailed Planner III to join the Transportation Planning and Programming team. The Planner will lead in the development of plans through research, data analysis, and policy development; complete tasks associated with the receipt of federal aid to the region; and provide technical assistance to member communities. Will lead in transit planning, corridor planning, and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Carbon Reduction Programs (CRP). Will also provide assistance on a variety of functions in congestion management, mobility, freight, safety and policy development and implementation of the TIP and RTP. Attends virtual and in-person local meetings with members and partners regarding transportation and infrastructure planning. Leads in the development and dissemination of materials to convey SEMCOG information internally and externally, and in presenting data and information to various stakeholder groups.
The successful candidate will have an understanding of transportation planning; excellent quantitative skills needed for technical analysis; well-developed organization and time management skills to ensure timely completion and delivery of work; be detailed, self-motivated, and capable of working on multiple tasks; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local road and transit agencies; and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff and external partners, including MDOT and local transportation providers and departments. Candidates should demonstrate a strong work ethic and comfort in working both independently and within teams. This position is part of a job series and offers employee development and promotional opportunities.
Total Compensation Estimate = $142,894 (assumes midpoint of salary range and family enrollment in medical, dental, and vision insurances.)
In addition to annual base salary, SEMCOG offers a valuable mix of health and fringe benefits! On average, employee benefits account for 47% of Total Compensation.
Flex time (Core work hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Hybrid Work Environment (A blend of virtual and on-site work. Michigan residency required.)
Ten paid holidays and 25.5 accrued PTO days annually
Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Mental Health, FSA/Dependent Care, Life/AD&D, Short- and Long-term Disability benefits eligibility upon hire
Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, and 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement benefits
Tuition Assistance program
Transit or parking assistance when working onsite
Join us! How to Apply
Please email employment application, cover letter and résumé to Yvonne Taylor, HR Administrator, [email protected].
NO Security Clearance
Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Engineering, Business, or a related field is required.
Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in related areas.
Previous experience working with transportation planning documents, metropolitan transportation plans. GIS experience and knowledge of ESRI products desirable.
Experience in assisting or managing some or part of the development, monitoring, and implementation of projects across multiple stakeholder groups.
Working experience with FHWA, FTA, MDOT and Local Government agencies, partners, private sector, and/or regional leaders.
Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills required, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Support and promote a strong internal culture based on SEMCOG core values and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), an equal opportunity employer, is a voluntary association of local governments fostering cooperative efforts in order to move the region forward. Since its inception in 1968, SEMCOG has acted as a regional planning partner with local governments in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region, which is made up of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. Membership is open to all counties, cities, villages, townships, intermediate school districts, and community colleges.
SEMCOG is committed to building a staff team that represents the rich diversity of the Southeast Michigan region. As a result, we place an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work, as well as our internal culture. SEMCOG’s core values below are the basis of our workplace culture and how we perform our work.
Visionary – We work holistically, inspiring innovative regional and local solution.
Collaborative and Inclusive – We are respectful, approachable, and embrace different perspectives to meet the diverse needs of our region.
Strategic – We are intentional, yet flexible in order to leverage opportunities
Integrity – We are committed to the ethical and honest stewardship of our fiscal, natural, and built resources.
Knowledgeable – We strive for excellence through sound data and research and continuous learning, ensuring we are a credible and influential voice for Southeast Michigan
SEMCOG promotes a positive, fun, flexible, and inclusive workplace that encourages staff to celebrate what makes them unique while learning about the things that they share. We accomplish by asking questions engaging in areas of work that are aligned with our interests. SEMCOG understands the importance of work/life balance, offering the flexibility our staff needs to accommodate their personal needs. SEMCOG values the importance of continuing education and encourages staff to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth.
SEMCOG is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices and laws. SEMCOG prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees, applicants, or any other covered persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.