Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation Planner (Transportation Planner II)

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
Salary
$58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Posted
Aug 01, 2018
Closes
Aug 24, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time


Supports the development, design, review and management of a diverse range of bicycle and/or pedestrian transportation projects, plans, feasibility studies and programs. Reviews transportation facility design plans and resolves project issues for bicycle or pedestrian facilities. Develops scopes for bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects including on and off-street facilities and signage. Supports the expansion of the bicycle parking program. Researches, gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, policies and comprehensive planning efforts. Prepares a variety of technical documents and maps for decision-making and presentation purposes. Coordinates the collection and analysis of pedestrian and bicycle counts and bikeshare usage. Develops Requests for Proposals (RFPs), scopes of work, project deliverables, budgets, and schedules, and administers contracts. Researches funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects and programs through local, state, and federal grants and participates in the development of grant proposals. The position also supports educational and encouragement activities related to public outreach with regard to active transportation. This position will foster collaborative working relationships with local and regional stakeholders to advance bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning and implementation of projects in Fairfax County. Regular attendance of public meetings, public hearings, workshops, and outreach events outside regular office hours is required. Falls within the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division of the department.

NOTE: The salary offer for the position will not exceed midpoint the advertised salary range.

Position may be underfilled as a Transportation Planner I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties
  • Trains and assists in supervising lower level and paraprofessional staff;
  • Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote FCDOT programs and initiatives;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 professional experience in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy will be underfilled at the level of Transportation Planner I (Grade S21, $50,739.73 - $84,565). The employment standards for the Transportation Planner I are: 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. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Transportation Planner I. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Transportation Planner II.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in performing transportation planning or design for bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects and/or programs. Knowledge and understanding of current principles and best practices related to the field of bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning and facility design. Familiarity with contract administration, data analysis and grant applications is desirable. Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills. Applicants should have ability to ride a bicycle.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Walk, bend, stand, drive a motor vehicle/ride a bicycle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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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