Active Transportation Program Manager (transportation Planner Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Since 1977, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety, and the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing, and sustaining a multimodal transportation system. FCDOT is seeking a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Transportation Planner IV to join the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division. Serving as the Active Transportation Program Manager, this position is primarily responsible for providing policy, planning, engineering, and operations expertise related to pedestrian, bicycle, and shared micromobility capital projects and programs. In a dynamic and quickly evolving environment, this position will provide a challenging and rewarding experience for an individual invested in achieving the County’s ambitious active transportation goals.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing a professional team and completing assignments related to:
    • Managing planning studies, providing policy and technical expertise, and developing recommendations to meet the County’s active transportation goals
    • Developing and reviewing intersection, roadway, and other multimodal transportation facility design plans, feasibility studies, and environmental impact assessments
    • Identifying need, location, and scope of new pedestrian, bicycle, trail, and shared micromobility facilities and equipment
    • Defining and negotiating scopes of work for contracted deliverables and services, ensuring accurate and high-quality work products and services
    • Developing, monitoring, and managing active transportation capital project and program budgets, schedules, and operations, ensuring projects and services are delivered, as required
    • Identifying, responding to, and resolving public concerns related to active transportation facilities and services
    • Preparing and communicating technical reports, status reports, meeting summaries, letters, official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other documents, as required
    • Preparing presentations for and serving as a subject matter expert at project-related public meetings, briefings for senior leadership and/or elected officials, and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
    • Attending other project-related meetings, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends
For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, please click here .

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field, plus five years of progressively responsible transportation planning related experience. The years of experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (for e.g., SAS, Modeling, Facilities Maintenance, et al).

  • Master’s degree and five years of experience in civil engineering, or urban, regional or transportation planning related to active transportation capital projects
  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and active transportation facility design requirements
  • Knowledge of and experience with budgeting, financial management, procurement, contract management, and reporting
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, and meet established deadlines
  • Strong written communication skills, including ability to prepare presentations, technical memoranda, non-technical memoranda, letters, and other correspondence
  • Strong oral communication skills, as well as experience presenting to and providing subject matter expertise for and engaging with elected officials, staff, and the community
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated success as a supervisor, including coaching and training
  • Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture

  • Driver's License (Required)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.<

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. Conducts periodic field observations requiring standing, riding, and exposure to the elements (weather).
All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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