Corpus Christi MPO Senior Transportation Planner


Location: 602 N. Staples Street, Suite 300, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Department: 0370       Job Number: 19-00120     Salary: $35 - $45 Hourly
Open Date: May 28, 2019      Closing Date: June 27, 2019 (11:59 PM)

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SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Transportation Planning Director, the Senior Transportation Planner performs professional work in developing, updating and administering the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), computerized transportation modeling processes and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position may perform any combination of the following essential functions:

  • Leads the team in the preparation of the MTP. Coordinates with the agencies participating in the MPO in developing goals and objectives for these agencies. Independently prepares final reports and guides other staff in preparing reports for various transportation modes of the plan.

  • Independently prepares final reports and guides other staff in preparing reports for various transportation modes of the plan.

  • Leads the team in the preparation of the TIP and the Financial Plan for the proposed transportation improvements. Keeps the TIP current by incorporating amendments to the TIP.

  • Prepares the UPWP for the transportation planning activities of the MPO. Supervises preparing of the monthly billing reports and reimbursement from the Texas Department of Transportation.

  • Serves as the MPO’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator.

  • Provides staff support to the MPO committees and make presentations to elected officials, committees, and various citizen groups.

  • Participates in Air Quality Committee meetings to keep abreast with the air quality issues of the MPO. Attends the Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings to gather information for the development of the Freight and Hazardous Material Routes for the MPO.

  • Supervises part-time employees and interns.

  • Performs other tasks related to MPO activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any employee who drives a vehicle on official business must have a driving record which meets standards set by the County and the County's insurance carrier.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERINCE: Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, engineering, or related field, plus six to eight years of progressive experience in transportation planning. Master's degree and AICP is preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


  • Needs demonstrated experience in managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced working environment. Needs strong organizational skills, commitment to excellence, and interpersonal skills.

  • Position requires an individual with an extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban transportation planning and competence in technical analysis methods.

  • Requires above average knowledge of computers and transportation modeling programs; preferably TransCAD. A working knowledge of GIS software is preferred. Currently the MPO has uses TransCAD and ESRI software.

  • Requires considerable knowledge of federal and state laws related to highway and transit planning activities of the MPO process. Ability to prepare and administer federal and state grants for transportation planning.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public, staff, and other agencies personnel.


A candidate for employment may be required to submit to drug testing prior to a formal offer of employment. If a positive result occurs, the candidate will be disqualified from employment with Nueces County for one year from the date of the test result. Nueces County Personnel and Civil Service Rules require all newly-hired or rehired individuals to serve a six-month probationary period.

Nueces County is an equal opportunity employer