Assistant Planner/Engineer (SJTPO)

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, SJTPO is extending the application deadline to 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2020. This extension will allow for those impacted by the various COVID-19 closures and emergency orders to have ample time to apply. SJTPO also expects that the tentative start date will now be the week of August 17, 2020. This is due to the fact that SJTPO staff are working remotely and under the current circumstances it would prove difficult to conduct the various in-person requirements, such as interviews, physicals, and background checks.


The South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO), the regional transportation planning agency covering Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties, is seeking a technically oriented entry-level professional. The position will conduct project-oriented planning activities to support the implementation of transportation projects in the SJTPO region. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, research and analysis related to local project development and selection, capital programming development, transportation safety and congestion relief planning, collaboration with area planners and engineers, and other related tasks. The position will report to the Program Manager – Capital Programming & Project Development. Field work and travel required. See www.sjtpo.org/careers for complete job description and detailed requirements.

The position is oriented towards a technically skilled individual; minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in planning, engineering, or a relevant alternative. Master’s degree and/or relevant experience is strongly desired. Candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and technical communication skills.

The salary range is $46,000 to $52,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The SJTPO offers a full benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, optional deferred compensation plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, and membership in the New Jersey State Pension System. SJTPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

A cover letter, resume, three references, example of work, listing of tools, and unofficial transcript as appropriate, must be received by Thursday, April 9, 2020 via email careers@sjtpo.org. Alternatively, materials can be mailed to South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6, Vineland, New Jersey 08361, Attn.: Jason Simmons.

Deadline – 05/22/2020