ASSOCIATE PLANNER

Expiring today

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$78,104.00 - $119,350.40 Annually
Posted
Jun 17, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
3115-22D-DES-WJ
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an Associate Planner to work within the Transportation Planning and Capital Projects Management (TPCPM) Bureau. The TPCPM Bureau handles the long-range planning, scoping, prioritization, and implementation of equitable, safe, and functional transportation infrastructure in accordance with the County's Master Transportation Plan (MTP) and manages a large and diverse capital portfolio of complete streets and pedestrian and bicycle facility projects. This position will coordinate and support multimodal transportation planning efforts for the Division of Transportation (DOT), including corridor studies; bicycle, pedestrian, and trail planning; plan review for capital projects and private development; and performance tracking and evaluation.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating and supporting multimodal transportation planning efforts;
  • Analyzing and summarizing transportation data to support plans, studies, and projects;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the implementation progress of transportation plans;
  • Developing high-quality visual and written planning content for presentations, projects, reports, meetings and online engagements;
  • Serving as the TPCPM/DOT liaison on plans and studies led by County departments and external agencies (e.g., VDOT, Fairfax County, etc);
  • Facilitating meetings and work sessions to develop and communicate input from DOT;
  • Providing planning expertise and support to other internal and external customers regarding policies, programs, processes, and their interpretation;
  • Presenting recommendations on current policy and planning issues to Senior Management, the County Manager, the County Board, the Planning Commission and other organizations; and
  • Reviewing plans for multimodal transportation infrastructure to ensure compliance with the County's MTP.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in planning for and developing a multimodal transportation network in an urban environment and will bring new ideas and energy to the County's transportation initiatives.

Selection Criteria
Minimum:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning/Studies, Geography, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or related field; and
  • Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in transportation planning or a related field.

Substitution: A Master's Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning may be substituted for one year of the qualifying experience or additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's degree in a related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Coordinating or supporting multimodal transportation planning efforts in an urban environment;
  • Using software and tools (e.g., GIS, ESRI Story Map, Power BI, Adobe Creative Suite, online engagement tools) to create visual presentations;
  • Developing and conducting public engagement efforts;
  • Working in local, state, or regional government; and/or
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation.

Special Requirements
Please attach a cover letter or supplemental question response that describes why you are interested in the position and detail your experience and accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Coordinating or supporting multimodal transportation planning efforts in an urban environment;
  • Using software and tools (e.g., GIS, ESRI Story Map, Power BI, Adobe Creative Suite, online engagement tools) to create visual presentations; and/or
  • Developing and conducting public engagement efforts.

Top candidates may be required to submit a writing sample during final steps of the selection process to demonstrate their written ability as well as a portfolio of work samples to demonstrate their abilities with graphic programs and developing visual analyses and presentations.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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