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York County Planning Commission Seeking a Transportation Planner

Job Position


Transportation Planner



We seek a motivated, adaptable, and community-minded public servant to join our team. As a transportation planner, you will work closely with residents and partner organizations to inform, build consensus, solve problems, and make decisions that change our built environment. Effectively communicating complex ideas by written, oral, or visual means is crucial in our work.

  • Analyzing and visualizing transportation-related data, including crash locations, road and bridge conditions, traffic volumes, and congestion
  • Objectively summarizing decision options for elected and appointed officials and logically supporting the team’s recommendations
  • Facilitating project and policy discussions among stakeholders with competing viewpoints
  • Assisting in the development of the four-year program for transportation projects
  • Creating meaningful public engagement opportunities
  • Collecting primary and proprietary data
  • Reviewing highway occupancy permit applications and subdivision & land development plans with regards to access, safety, and congestion
  • Communicating in-person and via email, phone call, & video conference with PennDOT and USDOT staff, municipal and elected officials, partner organizations, and the general public



YCPC has three levels of Planner with increasing responsibilities and compensation. YCPC will negotiate the level with the successful candidate based on qualifications and experience.
Required for all levels

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban/community planning or a related field
    omputer literacy, including proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports
  • Ability to exhibit good work habits, such as behaving professionally, providing notice of absences, meeting deadlines, and communicating work problems
  • Participation in early morning, evening, and weekend meetings and events
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred for all levels

  • American Institute of Certified Planners or other professional certification
  • Master’s degree in urban/community planning or a related field
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS suite
  • Understanding of government and public administration
  • Knowledge of York County, PA
  • Spanish proficiency

Required for Planner – Level II

  • One to three years of experience in urban/community planning or a related field
  • Knowledge of the transportation planning process
  • Ability to significantly contribute to team projects
  • Ability to represent YCPC/YAMPO along with supervisor or colleagues

Required for Senior Planner

  • Three years of experience in urban/community planning or a related field
  • Significant breadth and depth of knowledge in transportation planning
  • Ability to develop work assignments independent of supervisor
  • Ability to represent YCPC/YAMPO independent of supervisor
  • Ability to lead and manage other team members for specific projects

How to Apply / How to Reach a Job or Internship Seeker


Position open until filled. Interested candidates should email or mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by 4:00 PM on August 5, 2022 to:

Mike Pritchard
Chief, Transportation Planning Divison
York County Planning Commission
28 E Market St
York, PA 17401