GIS Coordinator / Assistant Transportation Planner

Posted: 9/8/2021
Closing date: 9/30/2021
Job type: full time Salary: $61,081 to $66,661

Please see Position Description PDF for full job posting and application requirements. Please include a completed METRO COG GENERAL APPLICATION and the TITLE VI EEO INFORMATION REQUEST.


General Duties

GIS data management, mapping activities, public interaction, research for special studies, data collection/retrieval, analyses of technical data, computer analysis, and transportation planning efforts. This position may be called upon to assist with compiling the annual Metro Profile and conducting analysis on the performance measures required by the FAST Act, and will be involved in many other aspects of Metro COG’s work program, including: 

  • interaction with the public,
  • planning and implementing on-line and in-person public engagement events,
  • preparing special studies,
  • assisting with and building skills in project management,
  • collection/retrieval of socio-economic data,
  • staffing of diverse committee assignments,
  • assisting with traffic and bike/pedestrian counts,
  • completion of community development/environmental/transit planning and transportation planning efforts, and
  • coordination with local city and county staff and stakeholders on matters related to transportation and land use planning.

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in geography or GIS, urban planning, transportation planning, or a related major is the minimum qualification. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), community development, urban planning, or transportation planning; including experience with ESRI ArcGIS software and related spatial/data analysis software. Metropolitan and/or regional planning experience is preferred.

An employee in this position is responsible for performing technical and analytical work in GIS.  Desirable skills include: a growing understanding of inter-jurisdictional planning principles; strong skills in the use of computer programs including ArcMap and ArcGIS; ArcGIS Online, strong ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally; a proficiency in basic research and computer techniques; growing competency in addressing community development, environmental, transportation, and transit planning issues; and the desire and ability to coordinate on-line and in-person public engagement methods and committee functions.  An employee should also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, transit directors, planners, public officials, committee members, private organizations, and the general public.



The 2021 starting salary range for this position ranges from $61,081 to $66,661, with future salary steps exceeding this amount commensurate with experience.  Metro COG reserves the right to hire at an appropriate level. Employees receive an annual step raise upon a satisfactory annual performance evaluation.

Metro COG offers the following benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Employer match for retirement savings
  • Health savings account contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training opportunities and Payment of Professional Membership Dues
  • Flexible work hours and ability to work from home, particularly due to precautionary measures related to COVID19