Transit Planner (Entry Level)


The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking an entry-level transit planner. This individual will be involved in a variety of projects, which could include transit planning, fare studies, Title VI analysis and reporting, suburban-mobility studies, capital-investment studies, first- and last-mile studies, environmental-justice analyses, and surveys.

Qualified candidates must have:
A master’s degree in transportation planning, urban/regional planning, engineering, or a closely related field
One or more years of experience in transportation planning, including transit
Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative
Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and/or database skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise, well-organized narratives
The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
An interest in transportation policy issues
Skills in the following areas are desirable, but not required:
Project management
Geographic information systems
Public process
Data visualization
Knowledge of the Boston region and MBTA

Application Details
Our office is friendly, diverse, and professional. Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:
Recruitment Director
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
(617) 570-9192 (fax)