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Planner, Senior (Transportation Planner)

Augusta Richmond County

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The purpose of this classification is to complete a variety of work tasks in support of short and long range planning integral to the bi-state Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); the Augusta Regional Transportation Study (ARTS) has been designated as  local MPO.  The Planner, Senior (Transportation Planner) is responsible for supporting the regional transportation planning process by researching, collecting, and analyzing data; tracking changes in regional multimodal transportation land use; preparing reports on transportation projects/ issues; and working cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders.  This classification is distinguished from Planner in that incumbents in this class handle the largest and most complex projects and have at least three years of experience as a Planner with an emphasis on transportation or geography.


  • Analyzes regional transportation systems and policies for the MPO; identifies and evaluates transportation issues, potential strategies, and measures required for federal and state funding.  Researches, collects, analyzes and maintains data used in the regional transportation planning process and in all reports and documents of the ARTS.  This includes all pertinent demographic, land use and environmental data, as well as information on all modes of transportation, i.e., highways/roads, public transportation, air, railroad, freight, and non-motorized transportation (bicycle and pedestrian).
  • Assists in updates and maintains all major ARTS documents, such as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program, Congestion Management System and Public Involvement. Develop recommendations for multimodal transportation policies, Growth Trends Reports, performance-based planning, plans and projects for highways/roads, maintenance; assess management, traffic congestion, traffic safety, intermodal and freight movement, public transit, bike and pedestrian.
  • Prepares technical memoranda, reports and GIS maps for use in a variety of forums, such as ARTS committee meetings, special events and other public meetings.
  • Collaborates with applicable external agencies and partners to complete the work elements in the ARTS Unified Planning Work Program implementing federal metropolitan planning legislation.
  • Interacts with federal, state and local officials, various stakeholder groups and the general public on topics and projects related to regional transportation planning and air quality. Provides project updates, makes presentations on relevant projects and provides other information as directed. Makes presentations on transportation projects and plans to citizens and governmental officials at all levels.
  • Travel within the Central Savannah River Area to view and investigate the need for intermodal transportation initiatives, studies, and construction as well as transportation alternatives.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design,GIS, Geography, Civil Engineering, Regional Planning, or related field (Master's Degree is preferred.)

Experience: Five (5) years in the planning field  to include three (3) years of experience in Planning and Transportation.

Licensing/Certification: Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment.

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