Planning Manager

Job Title: Planning Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is located in Des Moines, Iowa and is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 18 cities in and around Polk County. Due to a recent retirement DART is looking for a new Planning Manager.  Reporting to the Chief Engagement and Communications Officer, this person will play a key role in ensuring that DART meets the needs of our growing community now and into the future.

The Planning Manager will be charged with working across all departments in the organization to improve existing service and to identify potential transit customers. Along with these duties the Planning Manager will also play a major part in working face-to-face with member governments to enhance DART’s partnership in this arena.  This position will require contact with the public.  The incumbent is expected to be in direct contact with the public so they can gather input on needs and discus transit’s role in the community.  A major responsibility for the person in this position will be implementation of the DART Forward 2035 Plan, which is DART’s long range transit service plan.

Successful candidates will have at least 7 years of increasingly responsible experience in transit planning with at with some of that experience being in a supervisory capacity. DART would expect applicants to hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Geography, Public Administration or a related field or have the equivalent experience.       

What do we offer?

 - Health Insurance
 - Dental Coverage
 - Vision Care
 - Group Life Insurance
 - Deferred Compensation Plan
 - I.P.E.R.S. Retirement System
 - Long Term Disability
 - Short Term Disability
 - Flexible Benefit Plans
 - Paid Time Off (PTO)
 - Tuition Assistance
 - Holidays

Please submit your resume to via our website at

This position will remain open until filled.