The Capitol Region Council of Governments introduces a great opportunity to become its newest Transportation Planner.

The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) is a voluntary Council of Governments formed to initiate and implement regional programs of benefit to the towns and the region. CRCOG is guided by the chief elected officials of its 38 member municipalities. The mayors, first selectmen, and town council chairmen who make up CRCOG’s governing Policy Board recognize that the future of the individual members is tied to the future of the region. Members have collaborated for more than 50 years on a wide range of local and regional projects. CRCOG is the largest of Connecticut’s nine regional planning organizations and serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Metro Hartford area.

This position reports to the Director of Transportation. The incumbent exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment within an assigned area of responsibility, and work is subject to evaluation on the basis of results obtained.

This is a Full Time position (35 hours/week) Salary: $51,111 – $64,103

CRCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/H/F


To apply send your resume and cover letter to:

Cheryl Assis



241 Main Street, 4th Floor

Hartford, CT 06106

Transportation Planner

Summary of Position

CRCOG is seeking a qualified entry-level professional to perform a variety of transportation planning activities and support senior staff within the Transportation Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assists with a broad range of Transportation Planning activities that could include transit planning, safety planning, corridor studies, capitol project advancement, grant programs, and/or data collection and analysis. Assists in preparation of monthly and quarterly reports, website postings, and invoices. Performs other Transportation Planning tasks as assigned. The position will require collaboratively working with others.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of transportation planning is required. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills; proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheets; the ability to prepare clear, accurate records and reports; time management skills to allow for the handling of multiple assignments simultaneously; and effectiveness under pressure of variable deadlines. Knowledge of federal transportation planning regulations; government operations; and project development is preferred. Candidates should have the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with directors  and staff, committee members, elected and appointed officials, consultants, and members of the public.

Minimum Training and Experience

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in transportation  planning,  urban  planning,  or  engineering.  A combination of training and experience that demonstrates the necessary knowledge and abilities will also be considered.

Licenses and Certifications

May need a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting.

Contact Information

Please address your resume and a cover letter to Ms. Cheryl Assis, Director of Public Safety and Homeland  Security.  Electronic  submissions  are  preferred  and  should  be  sent  to with an email subject of “Transportation Planner.” If submitting via postal mail, transmit to CRCOG, 241 Main Street, 4th  Floor, Hartford, CT 06106. Resumes should be received by March 18, 2019, but the position will remained open until filled. CRCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/H/F