Senior Planner – Transportation (Middlesex County)



  • Applies planning theory and techniques to analyze transportation operations and facilities.
  • Analyzes data relating to the movement of people and goods, and develops findings based on these analyses involving the application of general planning principles.
  • Prepares plans for the development and maintenance of an efficient, integrated, and balanced comprehensive master plan for private and public transportation including a variety of modes of transportation such as rail, rapid transit, bus, automobile, walking and biking.
  • Correlates local transportation plans and programs with plans and programs of other public transportation agencies.
  • Prepares and presents technical briefings, reports, studies and surveys.
  • Provides guidance and instruction to technical and drafting staff.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports.
  • 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 required.
  • Maintains files of planning records, reports, plans, maps, and related materials.
  • Keeps current with trends and developments in transportation planning.


  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation systems planning.
  • Knowledge of the varied transportation problems associated with the growth of urban centers, movement of goods and people, and other contemporary conditions affecting transportation of the region.
  • Knowledge of complete streets, Vision Zero, green streets, and bicycle and pedestrian planning.
  • Knowledge of current trends in micro-mobility, EV charging infrastructure, and autonomous vehicles.
  • Knowledge of the conditions affecting transportation systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods used to conduct studies and surveys.
  • Knowledge of the methods used to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to develop and prepare transportation plans.
  • Ability to keep current with trends and developments in transportation planning activities.
  • Ability to interpret and apply basic law and regulations regarding transportation plans.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate maps, charts, graphics, and plans.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance on transportation planning matters.
  • Ability to assess the social, economic, and land use consequences of transportation projects.
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain records and files.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 21 semester hour credits in professional planning subjects such as principles of land use planning, history of city planning, planning project design, and/or planning law and administration.

Two (2) years of planning experience in transportation planning.

NOTE: Possession of a current, valid license as a Professional Planner issued by the NJ State Board of Professional Planners may be substituted for the indicated education 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.

NOTE: Possession of a Master’s degree in Planning from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of indicated experience.

How to Apply


Deadline – 05/31/2021