City of Anderson

Reports To:  Transportation Planner                           FLSA Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Date Revised:  2/5/24                                                             Department:   Planning and Development

Salary: $68,000

Position Summary

The Transportation Planner acts as a staff level resource for both the City of Anderson and the Anderson/Clemson Area Transportation Study (ACATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).   The Transportation Planner performs professional transportation planning assignments and may coordinate with local, regional, State and Federal agencies, citizen advisory committees, City departments, and elected officials. This position may make presentations to community groups and decision-making authorities, including the City Council or ACATS Policy Committee. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Position Responsibilities – Essential Job Functions
  • Prepare and update elements of the ACATS Long Range Transportation Plan, the Transportation Improvement Program, and other plans, programs and reports required by State or Federal agencies.
  • Conduct investigations, traffic monitoring activities, user surveys, field surveys and studies.
  • Write reports and make presentations for transportation planning projects.
  • Research grant sources, prepare and review grant applications, and administer project grants.
  • Provide staff support and serve as technical expert to the ACATS Policy Committee, Study Team and Citizen’s Advisory Board and prepare necessary correspondence.
  • Respond to requests for information on regional transportation issues and programs.
  • Represent the ACATS MPO and City of Anderson in meeting with other agencies and community groups.
  • Serve as liaison and technical expert to local, regional, State and Federal agencies, community groups, business groups, major employers and elected officials on regional transportation planning issues, projects, and programs.
  • Input, access and analyze data. Gather, analyze and evaluate data related to transportation planning issues.
  • May serve as a project leader for transportation planning studies and projects.
  • May assist in budget and work program preparation and administrative analysis.
  • Prepares and presents project information and staff recommendations to supervisor, committees, commissions, and other such groups as required.
  • Confers with and advises engineers, developers, architects, surveyors, property owners and citizens in the coordination of planning projects using transportation-related data.
  • Performs computer mapping using the GIS system.
  • Participates in department marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Assists in coordinating department activities and functions with those of other City departments, County and other outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including entering and retrieving computer data, preparing spreadsheets, copying and filing documents, assembling materials, preparing reports and correspondence, etc.
  • Attends training, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc., to enhance job knowledge and skills.

It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations detailed in this job description are not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions and as requested as the discretion of management of the City.

Position Responsibilities – Additional Job Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned and requested.
Essential Skills and Experience
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in urban or regional planning, public administration, engineering or a closely related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Requires over two years and up to and including four years.
  • Demonstrate:
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with ability to develop strong professional working relationships across all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to speak compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
    • Ability to plan effectively, set priorities, make sound decisions, and to manage/complete multi-faceted projects in conjunction with normal activity.
    • Superior organizational skills, strong quality orientation, and high attention to detail.
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and custom applications.
    • Strong ethical standards, reliability, professionalism, positive attitude, and ability to remain calm in stressful situations.


Work Environment


To ensure the greatest possible protection for employees in the workplace, the City of Anderson requires cooperative efforts of all employees with help in establishing and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment.

The City of Anderson requires that PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) be used by employees whenever workplace hazards are discovered that could damage any part of the body. In addition, the City of Anderson requires all employees to wear PPE, such as but not limited to, safety glasses, face shields, safety shoes, hearing protection (ear plugs/ear muffs), gloves, etc. as required by their job duties. PPE is to be used as a tool to eliminate and/or reduce the hazards employees face in their daily job duties.

PPE is not to be used and will not be used as a substitute for safe work practices, machine guards, or other controls designed by equipment manufacturers or other engineering sources. PPE is to be used in conjunction with these controls to increase employee protection.

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The City of Anderson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent an expressed or implied contract of employment nor does it alter your at-will employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

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