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Communications Specialist II – Transportation Education and Outreach

Job Description

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking a Communications Specialist II or Communications Coordinator in the Transportation Department’s Education and Outreach program. This program strengthens and supports the region’s knowledge of and engagement in air quality and transportation projects/programs/policies. Typical activities include air quality and transportation awareness campaigns, paid outreach strategies, and Transportation Department communication materials. This posting is for the Communications Specialist II position. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the Communications Coordinator position or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of communications plans for department programs or campaigns and coordinating with program area staff
  • Suggesting or recommending paid outreach strategies for air quality and transportation awareness campaigns
  • Assisting with the development of graphic and visualization elements of air quality and transportation awareness campaigns (i.e., logos and other artwork, fliers, invitations, infographics, presentations, mailers, advertisements, campaign messages and other educational materials)
  • Supporting communication efforts by maintaining web pages
  • Supporting air quality and transportation events
  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings with partner organizations for projects and initiatives
  • Preparing written reports and meeting summaries
  • Assisting with grant and consultant management tasks
  • Providing customer service, presentations and correspondence to the general public, partners and stakeholders
  • Serving as a representative of NCTCOG’s goals and mission

Required Skills


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, creative, and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment

Required Experience

  • Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
  • At least one year of job-related experience
  • Experience with video filming and editing a plus

Starting Salary Range

Minimum of $59.390.00 - $71,268.00 annually

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career. All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Background Check & Drug Testing:
All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee's authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.