Senior Transportation Planner (transportation Planner Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 25, 2023
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 experienced, innovative, and public service-oriented transportation professional to join the Site Analysis Section. This position serves as a lead land development application transportation reviewer on the Entitlement Team, securing transportation improvements for some of the most complex and dynamic land development projects in Fairfax County. This position will provide a challenging and rewarding experience for an individual invested in advancing the county’s multimodal, people-focused transportation goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing detailed evaluations and preparing written reports regarding the transportation elements of major development applications in the county’s urban and transit station areas and community business centers, among other areas, working with multidisciplinary teams to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the land development process
  • Identifying and achieving site-specific and regional mitigation measures and urban design opportunities through consideration of transportation analyses, site-generated needs, and Comprehensive Plan goals
  • Conducting site visits and field work, including field and local community meetings to discuss and further projects in alignment with applicable standards. Off-site meetings and site visits may require the operation of a personal and/or county vehicle
  • Presenting findings to county staff, elected and appointed officials, and the public, both in-person and virtually, including occasional evening and weekend meetings
  • Overseeing development and maintenance of planning-level transportation system design standards and guidelines in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)
  • Coordinating implementation of public projects through land development applications with county, state, and federal agencies
  • Supervising Transportation Planners and Technicians as assigned, including setting staff goals, prioritizing tasks, adjusting workloads as needed, coaching and mentoring, conducting performance reviews, and promoting a positive, supportive, people-first culture
  • 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 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 four years of professional experience in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field.

Valid driver's license.

  • 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.

  • Substantial direct experience evaluating land development applications and/or transportation system design in planned multimodal mixed-use areas
  • Experience building relationships with and presenting to elected and appointed officials and the general public in a professional capacity
  • Background in evaluation transportation system design elements or standards
  • Professional license in engineering or planning
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, and meet established deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communications skills

Job is generally sedentary in natures; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include awriting 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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