Transportation Systems Planning Director

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Roseville, MN United States

Transportation Systems Planning Director | Up to $109,098/annually

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to get your foot in the door with State of Minnesota? If so, come join our MnDOT team at our Water’s Edge location in Roseville, MN!

This position will have the flexibility to work in the office or a hybrid schedule.  The incumbent will be required to report onsite at least once/month but may be required to work onsite more depending on business needs.  If working a hybrid schedule, the incumbent will be required to make a telework arrangement with their supervisor. 

Our Transportation Systems Planning Director position develops, directs, and manages multimodal transportation plans, studies, research activities, and investment planning for the Long-Range Planning unit in the Metro District Office of Planning, Program Management and Transit. This position also participates in an advisory capacity in regional, state, and federal planning processes.

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? We offer excellent employee benefits. Here are some of our amazing benefits:

Health & Wellness: Medical, dental, prescription drug, & vision coverage with affordable dependent coverage; Health & dependent care spending accounts; Employee Assistance Program (EAP), health & well-being resources

Financial Well-Being: Public pension plans, deferred compensation plan & health care savings plan; Life, short & long-term disability, AD&D insurance & paid parental leave

Professional Development: Tuition assistance, employee education, leadership development  

Work/Life Balance: Vacation & sick days including 11 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday, leave of absence

At-Work Benefits: Employee Resource Groups, employee recognition, employee activities, fitness center at Central Office

Here are the minimum qualifications:

Three (3) years of advanced professional planning experience that involves federal, state, regional, and/or project level planning (e.g., Planner Senior State (10L) level or higher) and demonstrates the following:

  • Experience designing and/or carrying out planning studies, especially for transportation.
  • Experience facilitating meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience participating in planning activities involving agencies and stakeholders, such as cities, counties, metropolitan planning organizations, area transportation partnerships, state departments of transportation or other state agencies, tribal governments and/or others. 
  • Experience communicating information verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences. 


An advanced degree is not required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Sociology, Political Science substitutes for six months of advanced professional experience. 

APPLY ONLINE BY 7/1/2024 (only applications received on will be considered):

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Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range

Contact Information

Ellen Behrhorst
395 John Ireland Blvd., M.S. 200
Roseville, MN
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