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Transportation Planner I

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$60,056.05 - $100,093.76 Annually
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

Job Details

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 innovative and public service-oriented transportation professional to join the Site Analysis Section. This position serves as a land development application transportation reviewer of site plans on the Post-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 analysis and evaluation of the transportation characteristics of development applications and identifying actions necessary to address issues.
  • Performing post zoning case resolution including proffer review and proffer interpretation to ensure implementation and compliance.
  • Serving as a point of contact for citizens, County staff, and outside agencies regarding road ownership, proffer research, and general transportation inquires
  • Reviewing the Comp Plan, Bicycle Master Plan and Trails Plan, and/or the Public Facilities Manual for information on planned transportation facilities.
  • Conducting and reviewing detailed analyses of transportation proffers, proffer interpretations, research of maintenance of roads, and coordinating of state mandated requirements.
  • Conducting site visits and field work, including field and local community meetings to discuss and further projects in alignment with applicable standards.
  • Assisting in managing Smartsheet database for tracking land development applications, waivers, and site plans
  • Coordinating implementation of public projects through land development applications with county, state, and federal agencies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned to help the post entitlement team including but not limited to assisting with review and process of road acceptances, road discontinuances, and road vacations and/or abandonments.
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.)
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.

Valid driver's license

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

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field, plus one year of professional land use and transportation planning related experience and/or equivalent working experience.
  • Experience with and knowledgeable in evaluating land development applications and/or experience pulling information from county records.
  • Experience with and knowledgeable of multimodal transportation system design for all users.
  • Experience referencing the Comp Plan, Bicycle Master Plan and Trails Plan, and/or the Public Facilities Manual.
  • Experience with and ability to use transportation planning/analysis software, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents and to store, manipulate, analyze, and present information.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong analytic and technical skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to prioritize among multiple assignments and meet established deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, county and government officials and the general public.
  • Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture and improve the community of Fairfax County.

Work is generally sedentary. Ability to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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Company info
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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