Transportation Planner Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
May 20, 2023
Jun 03, 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 a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Transportation Planner III to join the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division. Serving as Transportation Planner III, this position is primarily responsible for developing, reviewing, and managing studies and projects for multimodal projects, such as intersection, roadway, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and parking facilities, and providing routine and complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and design analyses and reviews for these project design plans and studies. 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 multimodal transportation goals.

Responsibilities include:
  • Preparing, overseeing, and monitoring program and project schedules.
  • Preparing project planning studies, project scopes and schematic functional layouts for multimodal transportation improvement projects.
  • Managing and reviewing consultant studies and designs.
  • Preparing written materials to describe the results of technical evaluations, analyses, project cost estimating, and reviews performed.
  • Coordinating project-specific plans and studies as well as special transportation program activities within the department and with other county, state, and federal agencies, consultants, elected officials, and citizens.
  • Reviewing traffic studies submitted to the county on transportation facility design plans.
  • Reviewing and overseeing environmental studies for transportation projects.
  • Performing traffic safety analysis and reviews and analyzes accident data, using traffic engineering and planning software for analysis and simulation of roadway capacity and level of service.
  • Preparing technical reports, correspondence, board items, status reports, meeting summaries, and other written materials and makes presentations as needed to describe the results of technical evaluations, analyses, and reviews performed.
  • Performing project management duties requiring a high degree of competence in both technical and administrative aspects, including highly complex, public-private partnership projects and other capital improvement projects; monitoring project grant requirements when applicable.
  • 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.

A valid motor vehicle driver's license.

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

  • Education and experience in two or more of the following areas: transportation planning for roadway and multimodal projects, traffic engineering, and/or transportation design.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience with local and state governments, boards, commissions, authorities and transportation agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level.
  • Ability to identify work-flow issues and develop solutions.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license a plus.

Work is generally sedentary. Ability to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items up to 25 pounds in weight. Ability to input, access, and retrieve info from a computer. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle. All duties 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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