Job Opportunity

Transportation Planner I

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble

Full/Part Time:


Primary Duties:

This is a great opportunity to learn and work with critical roadway asset information while maintaining multiple roadway data tables. The Nebraska Department of Transportation is looking for a detail oriented individual willing to assist in the collection and verification of roadway information in order to help maintain the data integrity of the Integrated Highway Inventory (IHI) database. This position will help correct database discrepancies by validating and updating existing boundary tables with predefined codes and definitions. Opportunities for team field work while helping in the collection of both roadway inventory and roadway condition datasets and to learn about data collection methods. At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

Add and update inventory data in the IHI database for roads off the State Highway System. Build and maintain the intersection tables for roads off the State Highway System. Gather and load field data to be reported to the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). Assist in the preparation and participate in the rural road inventory and GPS centerline surveys of highways and National Functionally Classified roads. Assist with the review and adjustments to the Reference Post System for City streets in IHI based on inventory reports and annexations. Assist with inspections to confirm data and resolve any discrepancies in inventory data. Update the appropriate databases for use in mapping and lane mile reports. Assist profiler operators in the collection and processing of highway condition data.


REQUIREMENTS: Four years of experience and/or education in planning, designing, or constructing highways or other transportation infrastructure OR in developing computer models/applications to forecast, plan, evaluate, design, or construct transportation or engineering projects.

PREFERRED: Experience with relational databases, plan reading, and using MS Office software.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. May require occasional out of town travel. Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Effective communication skills are required to perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to locate, organize, and log information into electronic archives. Ability to electronically display information on a map. Ability to write queries to extract information from relational databases. Ability to read plans. Ability to perform data entry. Microsoft Office software skills.


8/23/2019 11:59 PM Central


$18.32 Hourly


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