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Planning and Development Specialist, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority

Position Category: Planning, GIS

Position hours: Full-time position, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some work on weekends

Job duties:

  • Leads the planning and development department; simplifies existing services while bringing transit innovation to the region including downtown shuttles, park and ride routes, and flex services; and fast-tracks the creation of pilot programs for rural and community-based transportation designed to better connect people to their communities and improve access to all aspects of The COMET
  • Facilitates planning, implementation and analysis of transit service delivery for The COMET including, but not limited to, fixed route, demand response and innovative mobility services;  develops operational service planning studies; analyzes performance data and key performance indicators; coordinates programs related to bus stops and transit center shelters; and ensures compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations regarding public transportation


  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation planning/engineering or related field (master's degree preferred) with three years of professional experience in transportation planning, urban planning or transportation engineering experience, preferably in a public transit
  • Desired certifications include American Institute of Certified Planners, certified transportation planner and principal transportation planner preferred
  • Familiarity with transit or transportation system activities and functions is highly desirable

Pay info: $45,000 – $60,166 annually

How to apply: For a complete job description and to apply, visit For more information, contact LeRoy DesChamps at or call 803.255.7081.

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.