Executive Planner (Transportation Planning)

Recruitment #1710-EXPLNRGENU-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


Performs duties managing and supervising the research and analysis of information to write reports in support of the development, evaluation, monitoring and implementation of comprehensive studies, plans, programs, and land development regulations.   Serves as the lead transportation reviewer for zoning, site plan and Development of Regional Impact (DRI) applications.  The duties shall include managing and supervising the work of professional staff, by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance. 


A Master's Degree from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Urban or Community Planning; and
Four years of experience as a community planner, three years of which was as a community planning project leader.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.

Additional Preferences:

  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer      
  • Possession of a Professional Transportation Planner certification
  • Possession of an American Institute of Certified Planner certification


Physical Demand:

Primarily sitting at an office desk working on a computer.

Work Environment:

Indoor, climate-controlled office environment


  • Extensive knowledge in one or more areas of transportation planning principles and practices (such as Highway Capacity Manual, Highway Safety Manual and Access Management Manual).        
  • Extensive specialized knowledge in one or more areas of comprehensive planning principles and practices.        
  • Extensive knowledge of laws and regulations governing comprehensive planning.        
  • Considerable knowledge of data collection methods and statistical analysis techniques.        
  • Skill in negotiating comprehensive planning policy agreements.        
  • Skill in the application of managerial techniques, including the performance evaluation process.        
  • Skill in making presentations to community groups, elected and appointed officials.         
  • Skill in the use of traffic analysis software applications.        
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.         
  • Ability to prioritize work.         
  • Ability to work effectively with others.         
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.        
  • Ability to manage, plan, organize, staff, direct, control and supervise the work of others.        
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions, reports and presentations.        
  • Ability to use appropriate computer applications and supervise others in their use.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Review and apply transportation models and traffic analysis techniques.           
  • Manages and supervises the work of professional staff, by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.         
  • Manages the collection, analysis, and presentation of facts and trends for use in evaluating land development proposals and community growth and development plans, studies, and reports.         
  • Conceives, negotiates approval to undertake and manages the extraction of information to be used in studies and reports relating to land use, economic base, transportation systems, utility systems, community facilities, population, housing and neighborhood plans and programs.         
  • Manages the writing and interpretation of zoning, subdivision and other land development regulations.         
  • Manages the writing of future land use, transportation, community facility plans, and other comprehensive plans.        
  • Manages the analysis and presentation of data for use in the development of capital improvement plans and programs.        
  •  Represents the organization at meetings with elected and appointed officials and interdepartmental and intergovernmental meetings.        
  • Performs other related duties as required.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*