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 seeks a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Transportation Planner IV to join the Special Projects Division. Serving as the Project Controls Manager, this position will be tracking and monitoring the execution and oversight of federal transit and highway capital projects and programs, primarily the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit project. This position provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work as part of a diverse and integrated team on the most prominent transportation projects and further the county’s ambitious transportation goals.
- Manages, monitors, and oversees services in cost engineering, scheduling, document control, and risk management.
- Oversees and reviews technical work of FCDOT professional engineering and planning staff and program management consultants.
- Coordinates and collaborates with federal transportation regulatory agencies and project stakeholders, residents, community and advocacy groups, the media, and the Board.
- Provides grant oversight, tracking, monitoring, and reporting to the FTA.
- Performs estimating, cost and schedule risk management, monitors key performance indicators, oversees budgeting and financial reporting, capital project software, and technology management, change orders, earned value progressing and project validation, and forecasting, if required.
- Prepares and presents technical reports, analyses, engineering design plans and studies, correspondence, board items, meeting summaries, and other written materials.
- Attends or assigns staff to attend community, stakeholder, and special interest group meetings and other agency working groups.
- Directs and guides staff and program management consultant staff and organizes other resources to ensure that federal project control requirements are met.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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for more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following
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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).CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid motor vehicle driver's license.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master’s degree and five years of experience in business administration, civil engineering or urban, regional, or transportation planning, or a closely related field.
- Knowledge of Federal Transit Administration requirements.
- Knowledge of and experience with budgeting, financial management, procurement, contract management, reporting, and project management/controls.
- Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including coordinating multiple projects, prioritizing, and meeting established deadlines.
- Strong written communication skills, including preparing presentations, technical memoranda, non-technical memoranda, letters, and other correspondence.
- Strong oral communication skills and 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.
- Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture.
Job is generally sedentary; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitors. The incumbent must be able to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Must communicate with others and be able to drive a motor vehicle. Employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov