Planner Principal - Transit

Oakland County Government

Waterford, MI

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $69,878.12 - $93,622.88

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Planner Principal - Transit

Salary: $69,878.12 - $93,622.88 Annually

Location: Waterford, MI

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Planning & Economic Developmt

Job Number: 2022-334

Closing: Continuous

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2 positions available

Job Summary

Is responsible for co-developing and implementing transit services throughout Oakland County. In cooperation with local jurisdictions and transit providers, identifies transit needs and priorities. Informed by demographic data, economic development efforts and operational availability, charts mid-range transit priorities for Oakland County. Documents mobility challenges and promotes transit solutions. This includes a full range of modes, such as advance reservation, microtransit, ADA paratransit, fixed route, and rapid transit. Acts as the technical lead on one or multiple County transit resource including software, fare management, vehicles, maintenance, and other things to support operations, and optimizing coordination between providers. Interfaces extensively with providers, other transportation agencies and other County departments. May be required to work an adjusted schedule involving evening hours and/or weekends to attend municipal Boards and related project meetings or activities. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with degree and award date
  • Professional license, registration, or certification from a recognized licensing agency as an engineer, architect, landscape architect, planner, GIS professional or closely related profession 
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
  • Valid Driver's License Number

At the time of application, applicant must:

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, GIS or a related field.
  2. Have had at least four (4) years of full-time, progressively responsible work experience in transit planning, city, county or regional planning, private consulting planning, or other closely related professional planning experience.
  3. Possess a professional license, registration, or certification from a recognized licensing agency as an engineer, architect, landscape architect, planner, GIS professional or closely related profession.
    1. NOTE: A Master’s Degree in one of the fields listed in section 1 above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required work experience in section 2.
    2. NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.
  4. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license. Out of Country driver’s license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver’s license before the hire date.
  5. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical established for this classification.
  6. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

Work History

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.
College Transcripts
If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (
Special Requirements
  1. Must maintain a valid vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.

Posted April 6, 2023, 8:43 AM PDT

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