Community Planner

Sep 18, 2023

Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center 

Remote: No 

Location: Cambridge, District of Columbia, or Remote, MA, DC, Remote 

Deadline to Apply: 11/07/2023

Employee Start Date: 12/18/2023 

Job Summary: 

The employee(s) will be responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of guidance, tools, strategies, policies, plans, and programs related to transportation planning, environmental stewardship, realty, research, and related topics. 


  • Be responsible for the planning and execution of planning analyses related to transportation system investments, programs and policies.
  • Conduct studies of transportation planning, addressing the relationships between transportation, community development, and economic development.
  • Conduct primary and secondary data collection and analysis in order to support the improvement of transportation planning and decision making.
  • Identify and develop techniques and strategies for improving transportation project delivery, planning, and decision-making, and developing effective program planning and evaluation documents.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
  • For minimum qualifications please see job announcement:
  • Education Requirements: Degree in community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.

Additional Notes: 

Open & Close dates: 08/09/2023 to 11/07/2023
Salary: $69,107 – $172,075 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 – 14
Location: Location Negotiable After Selection The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams both within his/her organization and across organizational boundaries. As part of our team, you will help increase the level of expertise of transportation professionals within our clients’ organizations; support better-prepared transportation plans that serve national, state, regional, and local needs; and advance professional capacity building initiatives across federal and state agencies. U.S. DOT strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, U.S. DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family. You will need to create a profile on to apply online. In addition to applying online, you may submit your resume and cover letter indicating the position you are interested in to If submitting a resume to please state that you saw the posting on CSD Works