Transportation Planner

  • Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments
  • Kelso, Washington
  • Jul 14, 2017
Full Time Planning and Development Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $53,256 Annually
  • Salary Top: $64,992
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Aug 13, 2017



Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments

Kelso, Washington

Salary$53,256 - $64,992  


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Located in Kelso, Washington, the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) serves an area primarily within the southwest Washington counties of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum. The region offers residents a comfortable, small-town lifestyle with access to the many outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities to be found on the Pacific Coast, the nearby mountains, and the two major metropolitan cities of Seattle and Portland, Oregon.


CWCOG is a voluntary association supported by a membership of 33 entities made up of counties, cities, school districts, utility districts, ports, fire districts, economic development councils, a community college and other nonprofit agencies in the region. CWCOG has a varied work program with initiatives undertaken in the areas of regional and local planning, transportation planning, community and economic development planning, technical assistance and a wide array of contractual services. CWCOG is a board-directed organization, staffed by approximately 7 FTE's, and its 2017 annual budget is $1.15 million.

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Transportation Planner is responsible for research, development, and the implementation of plans, studies, and recommendations pertaining to transportation, land use planning, comprehensive planning, community development, housing, urban growth management, demographic information, economic development, environmental issues, and other regional and community planning areas. The Transportation Planner also conducts data research and analysis, prepares reports, works with local jurisdiction staff, committees, planning commissions, and the public, and assists with development of scopes of work for agency budgets and grant applications, and authors plans and studies. The position is one of two transportation planning positions that work collaboratively on a variety of technical and procedural activities related to the five-county regional transportation planning program and the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the urbanized area.

Special Instructions

CWCOG is an equal opportunity employer. First review: August 13, 2017 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

Job Requirements

A bachelor's degree in Urban & Regional Planning or a similar field, and 3-5 years of planning experience related to transportation is required. A graduate degree in Urban & Regional Planning or a related field, and GIS experience is preferred.

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