Arlington, Virginia
May 12, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL PROJECTS PRINCIPAL PLANNER Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/01/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $69,409.60 - $118,144.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       The Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Principal Planner to work within the Engineering Design Section of the Transportation Engineering and Operations Bureau (TE&O). As part of the Capital Improvement Program, this employee will lead special projects for TE&O; develop multi-modal travel analysis tools; oversee large scale projects (including  VDOT's I-66 and I-395 HOT Lanes); implement tactical urbanism projects; lead the DOT Performance Measure Report on multi-modal goals and objectives; manage regional and micro-simulation travel models development; and coordinate with Arlington Public Schools (APS).

Specific duties include:
  • Developing planning level multi-modal simulation tools to prioritize accessibility and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Leading the planning processes for interchange justification/modification reports;
  • Acting as the TE&O liaison to Arlington Public Schools;
  • Reviewing VDOT Megaproject planning studies/findings and ensuring timely, coordinated reviews of studies to meet internal and external deadlines;
  • Developing technical input into the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority project application process; and
  • Using software to evaluate urban multimodal street operations.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS degree in urban or transportation planning, civil engineering, public administration or related degree with a preference for a Masters' degree in urban planning, public policy, civil engineering or related field, plus extensive experience with planning and policy analysis and planning and project management at the senior level.

Substitution: Additional relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable:  Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following
  • Data analysis of transportation operations using standard business applications and technology;
  • Report writing and data analytics;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, including negotiation, civic engagement and public speaking skills;
  • Multi-modal planning and project management;
  • Innovative multi-modal transportation performance measurement;
  • Urban multi-modal street operations;
  • Using engineering modeling software to evaluate roadway & traffic operations; and/or
  • Performing similar duties in a local government environment.

 Special Requirements: A letter of application is required. Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the on-line application to submit a cover letter that addresses how your training, education and experience has prepared you for the position.

Applicant must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Individuals appointed to positions in this pay pilot will be appointed at a salary based on their experience and training and the nature of the work assigned. Within pay guidelines, pay pilot participants are eligible for variable salary increases based on performance growth in responsibilities and employee development on a yearly basis.