Under the direction of a Principal Planner, Transportation or
other supervisory officer in the Department of Transportation,
performs technical work as part of the state Transportation
Planning or Project Development Program; participates in
more complex work; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Applies planning theory and techniques to analyze transportation
operations and facilities data.
Participates in the development of efficient, integrated, and
balanced comprehensive transportation plans to include all modes
Participates in the correlation of state transportation plans and
programs with those of municipalities, counties, neighboring
states, and other agencies.
Prepares for and presents technical briefings, reports, studies,
May participate in the preparation of environmental documents
for transportation projects to comply with state and federal
environmental reviews and regulations.
May prepare or assist in the preparation of technical reports
to assess the social, economic and land use consequences of
transportation projects; recommends mitigation measures when
Prepares and participates in meetings.
Reviews technical reports prepared by outside consultants .
Maintains files of records, reports, plans and related materials.
Participates in preparing work programs, and contracts for
transportation planning activities, maintains fiscal
documentation, and monitors financial expenditures.
Provides information to consultants preparing technical studies.
Provides instruction to technical and drafting staff.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree including or supplemented by twenty-one (21)
semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as
the principals of land use planning, history of city planning,
planning project design, and planning law and administration.
NOTE: A valid Professional Planner's license issued by the
New Jersey State Board of Professional Planners may be
substituted for the educational 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.
One (1) year of professional experience in a planning discipline.
NOTE: A Master's degree in an area listed in the educational
requirements may be substituted for one (1) year's work experience.
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the theories and practices of transportation
planning the data collection, the assessment of travel demand
and transportation system deficiencies, the identification and
evaluation of alternative transportation solutions, and the
investigation of appropriate demand management strategies.
Knowledge of the varied transportation problems occurring
with the growth of urban centers, the movement of goods and
people, the different modes of travel, the social and economic
considerations attendant with a modal choice, and other
contemporary conditions affecting the transportation status
of the state.
Knowledge of transportation trends as they relate to and affect
solutions to problems in New Jersey's transportation system.
Ability to participate in the development of state transportation
plans and programs.
Ability to keep current trends of thought and significant
developments in present day transportation planning activities
including technical advances and innovative approaches to
Ability to analyze, and interpret laws, regulations, and
procedures related to transportation planning, land use
management, transportation financing and environmental
analysis, and apply them to specific situations.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate maps, charts, graphs,
Ability to assess the social, economic, and land use consequences
of transportation projects.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and
in writing at meetings, conferences, and hearings.
Ability to provide technical advice to local communities and to
coordinate the development of plans at the state, county, and
Ability to prepare correspondence in the course of official
Ability to prepare reports, containing findings, conclusions and
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.