Senior Transportation Planner, The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study

The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS) is seeking a SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER. An employee in this position is responsible for independently performing transportation studies. The incumbent is responsible for defining the scope of the study, performing the research and data gathering, performing analysis and evaluation and drafting recommendations. This is a Civil Service tested position. 

Typical work activities: 

  • Analyzes transportation projects in regards to their size, relationship to existing and proposed transportation facilities, feasibility, impact, cost, possible alternatives, compliance with local, regional, statewide planning goals, legal and funding constraints, environmental, social and economic impact; 
  • Prepares recommendations about projects and project elements; 
  • Consults with agency staff and representatives of State, Federal and local governments and regulatory authorities about projects; 
  • Attends hearings, conferences and meetings and makes presentations about transportation studies and issues; 
  • Develops, implements and maintains data inventory, collection and analysis systems, including supporting documentation based on agency needs; 
  • Prepares reports, brochures and other descriptive material related to transportation planning activities; 

Required skills and abilities: 

  • Good knowledge of the principles, procedures and techniques used in transportation planning, project development and evaluation; 
  • Good knowledge of statistical and information collection, manipulation, analysis techniques, procedures and methods; 
  • Good knowledge of GIS 
  • Good knowledge of agency program operations, goals and objectives; 
  • Good knowledge of techniques used to evaluate transportation safety, financing and regulations as well as social, environmental and economic impact; 
  • Good knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the transportation planning program; 
  • Ability to plan, organize and schedule work; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; 
  • Ability to draw conclusions, identify important findings, forecast trends and select approaches consistent with findings; 

Minimum Qualifications: 

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in urban planning, transportation planning, geography, civil engineering, transportation engineering; OR

B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, economics, statistics, transportation planning, geography, civil engineering, transportation engineering, or closely related field and two years of experience in transportation planning; OR 

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of A) and B) above. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT AT TIME OF APPOINTMENT: Possession of the appropriate level Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. 

Salary: $47,855 




Jennifer Yonkoski, Director
Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study
60 Hawley Street, PO Box 1766
Edwin L Crawford Bldg., 5th Floor

Binghamton, NY 13902