Regional Transportation Planner

Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

St. Johnsbury, VT United States

The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) seeks a highly skilled, self-motivated, full-time Planner with an interest in transportation to work with a team of dedicated professionals, volunteers, and municipal officials. The Planner works directly with the Executive Director and the Senior Transportation Planner coordinate and implement NVDA’s annual transportation work program in collaboration with other NVDA planning staff and local communities. The position is ideal for an individual who is interested in all aspects of rural transportation planning, as well as the relationship of transportation to land use and settlement patterns, energy usage, protecting water quality, habitat connectivity, and flood resilience.


Job tasks include updating and implementing the regional transportation plan, providing staff support to the region’s Transportation Advisory Committee, regional prioritization of state transportation investments in the region, assisting with transit planning, improving traffic safety, planning for bicycle and pedestrian mobility and related infrastructure improvements, improving the flood resilience of the region’s transportation system, organizing trainings for town road foremen, developing strategies to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, improving habitat connectivity across roads and through bridges and culverts, and generally assisting towns in the region with their local transportation needs. Technical aspects of transportation planning, such as conducting counts and infrastructure inventories, are done in coordination with GIS/mapping and planning staff and are important for local and regional efforts. citizens.


Candidates should be familiar with regional and municipal planning tools (regulatory and non-regulatory), and must have excellent writing, public speaking, meeting facilitation, team building, project development and management, grant writing, and GIS/mapping skills. Experience working with volunteers and rural communities is a plus.

This position requires a degree in planning or a closely related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in rural and/or regional planning. A master’s degree in planning or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of required experience. The starting salary range is between $40,000 and $45,000, depending upon qualifications, with a generous benefits package.

Please email a letter of interest and resume (with references and contact information) in a single pdf to David Snedeker, Executive Director at This position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. NVDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
$40,000 - $45,000

Contact Information

David Snedeker
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