Transportation Planner

Open: July 8, 2024

Close:   until filled

Classification: Non-Exempt

Nature of Work

Under the supervision of the executive director, the Transportation Planner is responsible for the day-to-day operation and coordination of planning efforts related to Regional Transportation Planning. Regional Transportation Planning consists of road network needs identification and verification, Highway safety and condition grant opportunities, and grass root coalition initiation and maintenance. In addition, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies, and community grant applications assistance duties and responsibilities are included involving the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission.

Responsibilities performed on a daily and/or weekly basis include:

  • Provide information and programs on current transportation issues facing local governments.
  • Analyze and research on various MoDOT and USDOT or other transportation planning
  • Develop and implement training programs to meet federal and state opportunities concerning transportation planning.
  • Seek and secure funding for meeting transportation needs of the
  • Develops training presentations, programs and seminars concerning transportation planning opportunities in the region.
  • Serve as a liaison between Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission, state, and local governments working on economic development, and other transportation
  • Maintain region's transportation
  • Provide administrative support to Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission creating meeting agenda, minutes, and other materials required to ensure productive board meetings.
  • Assists in analyzing and researching various grant
  • Assists in implementing existing MoDOT and other grant
  • Preparing progress reports for state and federal grant
  • Represent Pioneer Trails during regional coalition, committee, and governmental opportunities.
  • Travel to locations throughout the state, and occasional out-of-state to represent Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission and its interests.
  • Performance of any other tasks

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission are expected to perform tasks as assigned by the executive director.


         Applicant must possess strong writing skills, an eye for detail, and an ability to plan and coordinate. A strong interest in transportation and economic development issues, an ability to work well with people and excellent communication skills. Applicant must be self-motivated, knowledgeable about environmental issues, have a working knowledge of the Pioneer Trails Region and able to work independently. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office product line is required. Preference will be given to applicants with direct, recent, verifiable experience in Transportation Planning, Community Development Block Grant, EDA, and USDA administration. Must possess the ability to work well with co-workers, commissioners, and the desire to work in a team atmosphere. A degree from an accredited college or university with a major emphasis in public administration, community development or related fields is preferred but not required. Must possess a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements

         Constant use of hands and arms to type and write to complete necessary paperwork. Must be able to drive and/or ride long distance; nighttime driving is necessary. Must be able to read and converse in English by phone and in person with the public. Diction must be clear and audible for presentations. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Must be able to lift boxes and displays weighing approximately 15-30 pounds. Must be able to kneel to go through files in lower-level cabinets. Must be able to visit various municipalities throughout the region. Must be able to travel overnight alone.

Note:  Please notify Pioneer Trails RPC of your interest prior to submitting your resume electronically.  Unannounced Resume attachments will not be opened. Phone 660-463-7934

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