Job Overview


Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings. The U.S. Department of Transportation: Careers in Motion.

As a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is dedicated to ensuring that America’s transportation system is the best in the world through its roles as Leaders for National Mobility, Stewards for National Highway Programs, and as Innovators for a Better Future.
The Office of Planning’s mission is to support FHWA’s strategic goals to advance multi-state, national and international transportation planning initiatives, policies, and programs.


The Director, Office of Planning is responsible for serving as FHWA’s principal advocate for metropolitan and statewide planning and programs and is responsible for directing a professional planning staff in the development of policies, regulations, directives, and techniques to advance the surface transportation planning process.  The Director:

  • Directs the development and implementation of strategic action plans to advance DOT and FHWA national goals, objectives, and strategies related to multistate, national, and international transportation planning functions. 
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction in developing and implementing performance and outcome-based transportation planning approaches and standards for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the annual $40 billion Federal-aid Highway program.  
  • Provides leadership and direction in advancing transportation planning for land based ports of entry along the southern and northern borders with Mexico and Canada.
  • Establishes and directs outreach and consultative efforts with DOT multimodal administrations, other Federal agencies, State and local agencies, tribal governments, MPOs, and transportation industry officials to advance metropolitan, statewide, and tribal transportation planning and technology transfer.
  • Manages and administers a $10 million transportation planning research fund.
  • Provides technical assistance to Congress, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the FHWA Administrator, and the international community on transportation planning matters.

Travel Required

  • Not Required