Transportation Planner II

City of Charlotte - Department of Transportation

Charlotte, NC

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: $69,404.00 - $86,755.00/year

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The Transportation Planner II position is housed in the newly formed Strategic Mobility Division of the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) and is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for planning Charlotte’s future mobility networks and investments. This team collaborates across departments, partner agencies, and the community to achieve multi-modal solutions that shape and support Charlotte’s rapid growth and development. Critical responsibilities of this Division include implementation of the Strategic Mobility Plan, the review and implementation of transportation elements in the UDO, and the development and programming of $60 to $80 million in locally funded multi-modal capital projects annually.


Transportation Planning: 

  1. Participates in and/or leads the development of long-range transportation policy, plans, programs, projects, and initiatives 
  2. Participates in and/or leads the implementing components of the City’s Strategic Mobility Plan 
  3. Participates in and/or leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Charlotte Streets Map 
  4. Participates in and/or leads the review and implementation of transportation elements in the UDO and Streets Manual 
  5. Maintains and expands collaborative relationships with other City and County departments and agencies (including the Charlotte Planning, Design and Development Department and the Charlotte Area Transit System) and other CDOT Divisions/staff to advance ongoing initiatives to integrate transportation and land use planning 
  6. Represents the Strategic Mobility Division on interdisciplinary teams with internal and external stakeholders 
  7. Participates in regional transportation planning activities associated with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) 
  8. Develops and conducts, as necessary, public involvement processes related to area plans or other policies/plans 
  9. Performs all other duties as assigned 

Community & Stakeholder Engagement: 

  1. Engages and develops collaborative relationships with stakeholders, community groups, and public/private agencies to successfully implement the City’s transportation policies and programs 
  2. Supports CDOT leadership in responding to City Council and the City Manager’s Office on transportation planning initiatives and projects 
  3. Makes presentations to the community, civic boards, and/or professional peers on transportation initiatives and growth-related transportation issues


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and transportation planning 
  • Knowledge of policy development 
  • Knowledge of ordinance development 
  • Knowledge of land development principles and practices 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of travel demand forecasting and their relationship to long-range transportation planning and air quality conformity 
  • Knowledge of transportation facility and project design 
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive plans and reports 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public relations and working relationships 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Ability to integrate land use, urban design, and multimodal transportation perspectives in review, coordination, and development of public improvement projects 
  • Skills in ArcGIS 
  • Skills in SketchUp 
  • Skills in Adobe Suite, including InDesign 
  • Skills in TransCAD, CUBE, or other modeling software 
  • Ability to use common desktop computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, publishing, electronic mail, internet research, communications,


  • Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or a related field 
  • Certified Planner (AICP), Professional Engineer (PE), and/or Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major course work or degree in transportation planning, urban planning, transportation engineering, geography, or a related field 
  • At least 3 years experience in transportation planning, engineering, or a related field
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $69,404.00 - $86,755.00 / Year, Commensurate with experience


The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Posted March 8, 2023, 3:43 PM PST

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