Multimodal Transportation Planner (transportation Planner Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
May 27, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

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 highly motivated, qualified, and public service-oriented transportation professional to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation planning field.

Works as part of the Transportation Planning Section of FCDOT, which serves as the long-range transportation planning team for Comprehensive Plan interpretations and amendments, multimodal corridor studies, and coordination and planning at the local, regional, and state levels. Works closely with public agencies, private interests, elected officials, local and regional stakeholders, and residents of the county to ensure appropriate and context sensitive plans are in place for the long-term growth and well-being of the county.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with long-range transportation planning, transportation impact analyses and studies at the Comprehensive Plan level, and small-area and site-specific plans in coordination with county plans and policies
  • Participating in area-, corridor- and facility-level transportation feasibility studies
  • Evaluating impacts of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
  • Reviewing analyses and reports generated by consultants and other agencies
  • Preparing professional summaries, analyses, and reports
  • Assisting in preparing briefings for senior leadership and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
  • Preparing for, participating in, and conducting public outreach for community meetings, advisory groups, and technical work committees
  • Assisting in preparing official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other written materials as required to successfully complete projects or assignments
  • Arranging, coordinating, and attending project-related meetings and workshops, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks or projects, as needed, to support the Transportation Planning Section team and program operations
  • Working independently, setting individual priorities, managing time effectively, and applying consistent sound judgement
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Note: This position will be required to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings and events.

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 two 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.

  • Strong background in land use and transportation planning
  • Familiarity with multimodal planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, context sensitive solutions, complete streets, and vehicle traffic operations
  • Experience in preparing long-range transportation plans, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and levels of comfort and service, evaluating transportation impacts of land use proposals, using GIS, and trip generation and travel demand forecasting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience preparing and giving presentations, and implementing community outreach
  • Ability to coordinate and complete multiple assignments within established priorities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 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 in nature, however, occasional field work is required. Employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. Occasional field work is required. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a written 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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