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Lancaster County Seeking Transportation Planner

Job Position


Senior Transportation Planner



This Senior Transportation Planner position is an opportunity for a motivated, out-of-the-box thinker to join a team that integrates transportation planning with land use, housing, environment, heritage conservation, placemaking, and data analysis.

Transportation planning is the main focus of this position, but assigned tasks will involve other areas of planning. Our Senior Transportation Planner will work with a wide range of department staff and planning partners at the local, state, and federal level. The Lancaster County Planning Department emphasizes teamwork in everything we do. We build on the strengths of our staff to educate and involve the entire community in making Lancaster County a better place to live, work, and visit.

In our work, we are guided by the Lancaster County comprehensive plan, places2040. We’re proud of this plan, which sets a new direction for countywide and regional planning – one that emphasizes the importance of “thinking beyond boundaries.” Our Senior Transportation Planner will assist the Land Use & Transportation Team in applying this philosophy to tasks such as updating and implementing the Lancaster County Transportation Plan.

Another key responsibility of the Senior Transportation Planner is coordinating the selection of projects included in the $74 million annual budget of the Lancaster County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). In addition, this position coordinates the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), selected grant programs, and transportation projects. This position also leads the work of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) and assists with the functioning of the Lancaster Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and its committees.

The Lancaster County Planning Department is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a diverse city of 60,000 residents with walkable neighborhoods, a lively restaurant scene, and numerous arts and cultural venues. As a whole, Lancaster County has a population of 550,000, world-class farmland and natural areas, and distinctive small towns.

Job Requirements 


Minimum qualifications for this position are a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and 3 years of varied and complex experience in planning; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning or a related field and 5 years of varied and complex experience in planning; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this job.

How to Apply 


For a complete job description – and to apply for this position – please visit “Employment Opportunities” on the website, Job ID 3378, or visit the Lancaster County Human Resources Office at 150 N. Queen St., Ste. 312, Lancaster, PA 17603. EOE.