Traffic Safety Planner
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Traffic Safety Planner

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9528-1320


For more information contact:
State Agency:

PO Box 201001

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-6345

Fax: (406)444-7685

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:


Rail, Transit and Planning



Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$38,722.00 - $53,781.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:
Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
This position is part of a career ladder and placement will be at the salary level noted above. The full salary range of the Transportation Planner career ladder is $26,847.00 - $58,084.00. The ability to move within the career ladder is based on MDT advancement policy 4-0104, and state classification policies. For further details please email

All documentation required establishing preference or as required as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.

This position serves as a safety transportation planner. Along with other highway safety related issues this position is the primary contact for related issues and the management of traffic safety law enforcement and emergency medical services. This position continuously multi-tasks by supporting the development and implementation of other traffic safety related projects that ensures the Bureau meets deadlines and obligations of traffic safety federal agencies. The incumbent has both programmatic and fiscal responsibilities of projects that support the statewide Comprehensive Highway Traffic Safety Plan emphasis areas and the Governor’s Highway Safety Plan (HSP). This includes coordinating traffic related safety initiatives and other initiatives of State, Local, and Tribal agencies and encouraging their participation in the CHSP. This involves establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with various traffic stakeholders including sheriffs, police chiefs, county commissioners, judges, mayors, and other elected officials. The incumbent acquires various sources of funding for the state’s traffic safety program by developing and submitting grant applications for submission to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The incumbent supports the other safety planners in the development and submission of other traffic safety related grant applications to the federal government that includes impaired driving and motorcycle safety. This position evaluates crash data and identifies opportunities for new and innovative traffic safety projects with the goal of reducing fatalities and injuries on Montana’s roadways. This position administers and monitors law enforcement and other related contracts between MDT and sub grantees and performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to the State Highway Traffic Safety Officer (position number 36101).

Grant and contract administration; state, local, and tribal government operations; adult education and training techniques; concepts and theories of program planning and management; understanding of law enforcement related resource needs; public speaking; building and maintaining effective work relationships within and outside a work environment; accuracy and attention to detail; administrative and organizational skills; use of printers, computers, and fax machine.

Bachelor’s degree AND 3 years of work related experience.

Acceptable fields of study: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Communications, Planning, Geology, Geography, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business, Economics, Education, Public Administration, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Social or Physical Science, Political Science, Engineering, Land Use Planning, or Resource Management.

Other equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

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