Associate Transportation & Natural Resources Planner

  • Lane Council of Governments
  • Apr 06, 2018
Conservation/ Natural Resources Research

Job Description

The Lane Council of Governments is currently recruiting for the Associate position with duties and responsibilities split between the Transportation and Public Infrastructure Program and the Natural Resources Planning program area.  The primary functions of the Programs are supporting transportation planning project work as assigned, and natural resource planning project work (predominantly supporting state and federal grants). The Transportation Program provides staff expertise and conducts studies on a wide range of planning and infrastructure topics, including local, state, and regional transportation plans, corridor studies, development charge (impact fee) analysis, scenario planning, greenhouse gas emissions planning, bicycle and pedestrian facility planning, public infrastructure rate analysis and financing.  The Natural Resource Program provides staff expertise and conducts studies and analysis regarding groundwater, surface water, wetland, and floodplain quantity and quality issues along with other natural resource related issues. This position provides planning, data, and systems analysis services in these areas; secures and utilizes resources; produces maps, graphics and reports; and represents the organization at various community, state, federal, and other agency meetings.

The Lane Council of Governments is a membership agency encompassing all of Lane County, Oregon. Since LCOG's creation in 1945, the agency has participated in a wide variety of projects and programs for local governments. Today, LCOG serves 34 members including Lane County, all of the 12 cities within the county, and education, public utility, and other special districts.

Lane County offers 4,610 square miles of diversified and beautiful landscape. Roughly the size of Connecticut, Lane County stretches from majestic Pacific Ocean beaches to the lush valleys and peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Lane County’s mountains, forests, valleys, wetlands, and beaches offer something for everyone, from surfing to skiing and other winter sports, as well as cycling, extensive hiking and camping opportunities, and much more.

The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area is the urban center of Lane County and is home to Pac-12 sporting events, the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials, and numerous cultural, food, and entertainment venues. Taking transit, bicycling, and walking are common ways to travel in the Eugene-Springfield metro area, with many exciting improvements to these systems planned (many with assistance from the MPO staff).

The Central Lane MPO metropolitan area is home to approximately 250,000 of the County’s residents. The University of Oregon, PeaceHealth Oregon, and a variety of government entities are some of the largest employers, along with Symantec Corp and a rapidly growing tech sector.  

Full job posting is available at under "New Job Openings."

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit (1) an Official LCOG Application (available on the LCOG Web site), (2) cover letter, and (3) resume to: Joshua Burstein, Human Resources Manager, 859 Willamette Street, Suite 500, Eugene, OR 97401, by fax to (541) 682-4099, or by email to The position will remain open until filled.  First review of applications April 16, 2018.


Government- Local/Regional


$4,223 - $5,755 per month