April 2022 Jobs: FTA – Community Planner

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also oversees safety measures and helps develop next-generation technology research.

Transit services supported by FTA span many groups and provide wide-ranging benefits. Since 1964, FTA has partnered with state and local governments to create and enhance public transportation systems, investing more than $12 billion annually to support and expand public rail, bus, trolley, ferry and other transit services. That investment has helped modernize public transportation and extended service into small cities and rural communities that previously lacked transit options.

An agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), FTA is headed by an administrator appointed by the President of the United States. FTA is one of DOT’s 10 modes of transportation and is run by a headquarters in Washington, D.C. as well as 10 regional offices that assist transit agencies in all states and U.S. territories.


Federal Transit Administration Region VI is excited to announce a job posting for a Community Planner in Fort Worth, TX.  You have an opportunity to join a highly motivated team of public transportation professionals in one of the most interesting and connected communities in Texas.  Our team supports public transit agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas operating all modes of public transportation.  Fort Worth is the home to the oldest stock show and rodeo in the country located in the Stockyards National Historic District, Water Gardens, Zoo, Botanic Garden, Sundance Square, many neighborhoods and districts including Downtown Fort Worth, Cultural (Arts and Entertainment), Near Southside, CAMP Bowie,  and West 7th all within five miles of the office, and Trinity Trails with over 100 miles of trails accessing 31 neighborhoods, 21 parks, urban fishing, kayak launches, horse trails and geocaching, From the Fort Worth Central Station in downtown you can reach the many neighborhoods and communities in and surrounding Fort Worth via Trinity Metro, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport  via Trail, Dallas via the Trinity Rail Express, Chicago and San Antonio and many points in between including Austin via Amtrak, and many communities throughout the state via Greyhound, as well as rent a car.

This position is perfect for a mid-level planner seeking fulfilment from experiencing the benefit of public transportation to people, experience with projects ranging from transit access to new rail investments, the excitement and challenges of the largest and sustained investment by the federal government in public transportation ever, and a career with the Federal Transit Administration.  The successful planner will have the opportunity to: actively participate in public transportation planning from concept to grant award; apply project development and project management skills in the management and oversight of grants program; provide technical assistance in grant development; administer and review the transit/transportation planning process for state, rural and urban areas; conduct planning certification reviews and planning findings; ensure compliance with all applicable federal laws, regulations, policies and guidance; assist in meeting the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) responsibilities for proposed public transportation projects and plans.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then apply on line at USAJOBS – Job Announcement.  Be sure to choose Fort Worth, TX, but don’t hesitate to apply for the other opportunities in Denver, CO, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Fort Worth, TX, and Seattle, WA.  Your application must be completed on-line and submitted with all requested documents by 11:59 PM EST on 04/11/2022.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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