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Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Manager (Principal Planner)

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$76,929.06 - $135,378.62 Annually
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

Job Details

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Manager

(Principal Planner)

About the City
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Manager position.

An Overview
The TDM Program Manager is a supervisory position that performs highly visible work in support of the City’s transportation programs and goals. This position oversees the City’s TDM program, GO Alex, and manages the work plan and $2 million+ budget, which includes multiple grants. This position also oversees the City paratransit program, helps make policy and budget decisions about the program, and supports the program coordinator. This position supervises the work of three Transit Specialists and performs work under the administrative direction of the Division Chief of Mobility Services.

What you should bring
The person in this position should be a self-motivated individual who takes initiative to manage and advance the City’s TDM Program, continuously improve processes, and get the job done. This person should have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of TDM policies and grant management. The employee should be adept in project management; able to collaborate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, boards, commissions, businesses, civic groups, and the general public; and be able to present technical information effectively, both orally and in writing. This person should also be able to manage junior staff and support their professional development

The Opportunity - Examples of work
  1. Develops overall strategy and strategic direction for the City’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program, GO Alex.
  2. Supervises and manages the work and professional development of three staff members who support the GO Alex program and the Paratransit program.
  3. Identifies funding opportunities and oversees submission of multiple grant applications and reporting requirements and coordinates with grantors.
  4. Manages the program’s $2 million+ budget, which includes grant funding and contributions from new development.
  5. Develops an implementation plan for the new Transportation Management Plan (TMP) Policy, which will include working with the Complete Streets, Vision Zero, Shared Mobility, and Transit Planning teams to create an annual work plan and budget for projects and programs that could be funded by the TMP Fund.
  6. Conducts surveys and uses data to measure the effectiveness of various TDM efforts and programs.
  7. Coordinates with TDM and Paratransit partners in the region to identify best practices and share information about successful programs and policies.
  8. Represents the City at regional and national conferences to share information about the City’s successes.
  9. Makes presentations to City Council, Planning Commission, Transportation Commission, and other boards and community groups related to TDM and Paratransit policies and programs.
About the Department The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of superior transportation options. The Mobility Services Division helps manage and promote the City’s many transportation options through policies and programs related to parking, bike-share, scooters, paratransit, and other modes. Within T&ES and across the City, we work together to foster a thriving Alexandria and work toward a culture that supports each of us and inspires excellence.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-Year College Degree; at least five years of progressively-responsible experience in urban or transportation planning and management of large-scale urban projects, and completion of college-level courses in urban planning, transportation or transit planning, public administration, engineering, geography, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should possess a Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, Civil/Transportation Engineering, or a closely related field; AICP Certification; one year of supervisory experience; five (5) years of experience in project management; and five (5) years of experience presenting technical information effectively, both orally and in writing, to large groups and senior management.


This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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