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Apr 12, 2016

Job Opening for Transportation and Land Use Planner

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City of Cape Girardeau

Planning Services Division

Job Announcement

Transportation and Land Use Planner

The City of Cape Girardeau Planning Services Division is seeking a candidate for the full time position of Transportation and Land Use Planner. This position primarily supports the Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (SEMPO’s) 3-C transportation planning process.

Specific duties include providing staff support to the SEMPO Board of Directors, Technical Planning Committee (TPC), and other committees in conducting SEMPO’s metropolitan transportation planning process; coordinating all SEMPO activities, including meetings, planning documents, and administration; preparing mode-specific and other specialized plans pertaining to transportation, including data collection as necessary; administering transportation planning grant programs and other agreements, including the preparation and submission of reports and other information as required.

The successful applicant should have a thorough understanding of the metropolitan transportation planning process, including the role of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), State Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and other agencies as well as the various planning documents.

The successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, civil engineering, public administration or a related field, or equivalent training and industry experience, plus a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Missouri driver’s license. Preference may be given to those with AICP or PTP Certification.

Starting salary DOQ. Benefit package includes health, dental, and life insurance provided, retirement pension plan provided, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, and more.

To apply submit a completed application, resume, and a cover letter with salary requirements. Visit our website at or apply in person at the City of Cape Girardeau Human Resources Office, 401 Independence, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Applicants with disabilities may arrange reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Office at (573) 339-6390. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Before final appointment, the successful applicant will be required to successfully complete a drug test and background investigation.

The City of Cape Girardeau reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as to the status of their application for employment. EOE/ADA/M/F/V