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Job Specification



 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.

 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
 of transportation.

 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,
 and surveys.

 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 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 
 problem solving.

 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,
 and plans.

 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
 local levels.

 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:
Local or
Class of

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.