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Transportation Planner

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/20
Posting End Date: 2024/03/05
Category: Engineering
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Shoshone, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has an opening for a Transportation Planner in Shoshone, Idaho. This position will be located in our Planning and Engineering Services section. The position will be responsible for budgeting projects and helping develop the initial project charters. The position will also be the District 4 liaison with the local road jurisdictions and assist local agencies with grant applications.

Note: The current opening requires a valid driver's license, occasional evening and night work to attend public meetings, and may require out of town travel, with overnight stays.

Examples of Duties:


  • Obligating scheduled (Federal & State) funds;
  • Determine Benefit – Cost Ratios for safety projects;
  • Researches and compiles transportation planning databases;
  • Evaluates socioeconomic impacts of transportation plans or projects;
  • Uses forecasted needs to develop transportation plans;
  • Coordinates and serves on review committees to evaluate and establish project priorities;
  • Arranges program budgeting and citizen involvement programs;
  • Evaluates impacts of alternative plans and policies; may develop resource allocation formulas based on relative transportation needs;
  • Forecasts budget needs.

Technical Assistance

  • Assist Local Agencies with Transportation Alternative projects & ADA Pedestrian Projects, including state/local agreements, consultant design agreements, construction contracts and reimbursements;
  • Railroad Crossing Program – manage agreements with railroad companies to improve rail safety at rail/roadway crossings;
  • Local Roads Inventory (LRI) - Performing random verification of rural highway districts’ roads;
  • Confers with committees in transportation assessments and grant preparation;
  • Acts as liaison with local communities;
  • Participates in developing, planning, organizing, and presenting workshops and training conferences;
  • Technically assists local and regional officials in preparing transportation plans or proposals.


  • May prepare grant applications for submission to state or federal authorities;
  • Reviews and evaluates planning grants for compliance with federal and state regulations;
  • Prepares criteria for the distribution of funds to eligible recipients;
  • Determines compliance with grant provisions by reviewing financial reports and reimbursement requests;
  • Conducts on-site reviews with program manager;
  • Maintains detailed fiscal records of payments;
  • Develops reimbursement request to federal grantor department;
  • Reviews annual audit reports and prepares final documents.

Minimum Qualifications: 

 Good knowledge of federal, state, and local government structures.

Some knowledge of principles and methods of transportation planning and forecasting techniques.

Experience designing and conducting technical studies which involved collecting, organizing, and analyzing data using statistical techniques. 


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.