Job Details

Transportation Planner (College Intern)

Division: Planning and Development
Contact Name: Chelsea Markert
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 740-670-5150
Contact Fax: 740-670-5152
Date Posted: 3/10/2021
Application Form: Click Here
Position Location: 20 South 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio
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Position Description:


  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Develops GIS data layers for traffic volumes and other transportation data layers. Creates GIS mapping for transportation studies. Aids in website updates.
  • Collects traffic count data for use in Travel Demand Forecasting Model, corridor studies, and other projects.
  • Assists in data analysis and report compilation.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training
  • Assists in the inspection, placement, installation, and management of LCATS signage projects.
Brief Description:

This summer internship is an opportunity to work with a local governmental planning office that participates in a variety of community planning aspects such as transportation systems, land use regulation, community planning, grant administration, housing rehabilitation, and floodplain & stormwater planning. The internship position will largely assist the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) staff in updating and maintaining traffic counts, GIS data and mapping, and document production. In addition, the intern may have opportunities to work on projects involving Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (aka drone) work, event planning, and special projects. The intern may have opportunities to assist other divisions of our office as well on a variety of planning activities that will help supply a broad range of knowledge involving local community planning.

Job Prerequisites:

Minimum Qualifications:

Junior, Senior or Graduate Student at an accredited University and enrolled in a course of study to obtain a degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related field.

Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):

A valid Ohio driver’s license and safe driving record is required. Ability to drive and function in a safe manner while working in hazardous situations (i.e. along the highway). Ability to use hand tools is required (hammer, wrench, drill, etc.). Basic GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and InDesign knowledge is preferred. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 65 pounds of traffic counting equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The employee must feel comfortable working among traffic.

Application Procedure:

Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055. Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at

Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen


Salary:           $12.00-$14.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.

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Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time
Pay Type: Hourly