Transportation Planner II

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
May 14, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Full Time

Serves as a transportation professional responsible for initiating sales leads and establishing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs at major employer sites. Encourages the use of carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, alternative work schedules, Guaranteed Ride Home Program, and other transportation options. Develops marketing strategies and action plans to encourage travel to work via bus and rail service, or ride sharing. Promotes employer transit benefits (Smart Benefits) commuter programs at special events such as transportation fairs, commuter workshops, lunch and learns. Assists Employee Transportation Coordinators, tracks program activities using ACT database contact management software. Conducts employee transportation surveys and plans promotional events; Best Workplaces for Commuters, Car Free Day, Bike to Work Day and Try Transit Week. Attends the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Regional Employer Outreach and Commuter Connections Sub Committee meetings.

Illustrative Duties Depending on the functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:
  • Trains and assists in supervising lower level and paraprofessional staff;
  • Evaluates performance and adequacy of transit services, reviews fare structures and allocation formulas;
  • Performs traffic demand management studies, analyses and program implementation;
  • Administers the development, evaluation and operation of a particular program, such as the Residential Permit Parking District Program, Traffic Calming, Vacations and Abandonments, and others;
  • Evaluates the transportation impacts of development applications, including post-approval activities such as proffer tracking and enforcement;
  • Undertakes maintenance, scheduling and operations duties for a county-operated bus service;
  • Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote FCDOT programs and initiatives;
  • Formulates and implements marketing and promotional activities for public transportation, including ride sharing, bus and rail transit service, commuter rail service and commuter park-and-ride facilities;
  • Identifies, develops and maintains necessary data and analysis for planning, forecasting and reporting public transportation usage and traffic patterns;
  • Administers the development, evaluation and operation of a particular program, such as the Residential Permit Parking District Program, Traffic Calming, Vacations and Abandonments, and others;
  • Reviews and evaluates studies of roadway intersections and roadway segments to determine deficiencies and solutions;
  • Reviews design plans for multi-modal capital projects;
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets;
  • Develops recommendations based on analysis, forecasts and surveys;
  • Prepares correspondence and reports summarizing process and findings of transportation analysis;
  • Coordinates planning studies with other Fairfax County Department of Transportation units and outside organizations such as WMATA, VDOT and VDRPT;
  • Attends citizens' meetings and hearings to present and discuss findings and plans;
  • Assists in researching, identifying and securing funding opportunities and grants for transportation capital and operating projects;
  • Monitors project grants and grant requirements;
  • Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote Fairfax County Department of Transportation programs and initiatives;
  • Assists with developing marketing strategies for traffic reduction programs such as ride sharing, bus and rail transit service, commuter rail service and commuter park-and-ride facilities;
  • Performs outreach activities among corporate officials and community groups
  • in support of traffic demand management and other FCDOT programs and initiatives.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Depending on the functional area of assignment, must possess the following KSAs:
  • Working knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit planning and analysis;
  • Knowledge of procedures for grant and contract administration;
  • Ability to conduct transportation/transit studies;
  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
  • Ability to work independently, to set individual priorities, to manage time effectively and to apply consistently sound judgment;
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret research data and present in written/graphic form, making sound practical recommendations;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to use transportation planning/analysis software, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents and to store, manipulate, analyze, and present information;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county and government officials and the general public;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff.
Any combination of education, 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 experience related to transportation planning.

Valid driver's license.

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

Two years of experience in working with the Chamber of Commerce, or other business and public sector organizations. Able to solicit TDM Program Commitments from Major Employers. Two plus years of experience in conduction effective presentations and facilitates cooperation and coordination among employers with corporate campuses and corridors to create effective TDM partnerships. Able to formulate and implement strategic marketing and action plans.

Sufficiently mobile to make presentations and attend community events outside the office. Ability to transport boxes of materials for community events. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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