Active Transportation Planner (transportation Planner Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
Oct 01, 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 an innovative, motivated, and qualified Transportation Planner II to join the Active Transportation Team, primarily responsible for supporting active transportation capital project design, development, review, and management. This position will also support the Active Transportation Team’s efforts to plan, evaluate, and promote active transportation capital improvements and amenities in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as well as coordinate a wide range of inclusive and encouraging educational initiatives and programming. In a dynamic and quickly evolving environment, this position will provide a rewarding experience for an individual invested in achieving the County’s ambitious active transportation goals.

Responsibilities include assisting with or completing assignments related to:
  • Analyzing and reviewing existing transportation infrastructure, and utilizing Fairfax County, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and national facility manuals and design guides to recommend improvements for active transportation safety, access, and comfort
  • Analyzing and reviewing development site plans for compliance with the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan and best practices, as well as developing recommendations for improvements
  • Developing scoping documents and reviewing designs for multimodal transportation capital projects, including signalized and unsignalized intersection, crosswalk, shared-use path, sidewalk, cycletrack/separated bike lane, and signage/striping improvements
  • Managing active transportation capital projects, including bicycle/pedestrian, bikeshare expansion station planning, bicycle/scooter parking, and other small to mid-size projects
  • Developing and implementing plans and maps for wayfinding and other bicycle/pedestrian-specific signage
  • Identifying bicycle/pedestrian data needs, as well as collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for studies, comprehensive planning, and policy development efforts
  • Assisting in developing grant applications for federal, state, and regional funding to support active transportation capital projects
  • Developing and reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), scopes of work, project deliverables, budgets, and schedules, and managing consultant contracts for planning studies, feasibility studies, and conceptual project designs
  • Organizing, preparing, staging, and supporting public active transportation educational events, including coordinating communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attending in-person or virtual meetings and public engagement events, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Providing administrative and technical support for the Active Transportation Team and performing other duties, as assigned
For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, please click here .

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, 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, two years of professional experience in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field.

  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience in civil engineering, or urban, regional or transportation planning related to active transportation capital projects ; a master's degree in civil engineering, urban/transportation planning, or a related field may be substituted for one year of the transportation experience
  • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and active transportation facility design requirements
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering and active transportation facility manuals and design guides
  • Experience using geographic information system (GIS), database, design, and/or traffic analysis software
  • Experience in reading and interpreting engineering and/or architectural plans and evaluating active transportation needs and compliance with master plans, facility manuals, and design guides
  • 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
  • Ability to ride a bicycle

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 driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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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