Bus Operations Coordination Supervisor (Transportation Planner II)

$58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Sep 24, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Full Time

Seeking a highly motivated and experienced transit professional to oversee and coordinate the Fairfax Connector bus service delivery in Fairfax County, Virginia. Performs operational support activities ensuring that the safe delivery of service functions on the Fairfax Connector are provided and maintained in accordance with contractual requirements. Coordinates with service delivery contractor on service delivery issues with an emphasis on contract compliance and quality assurance. Attends meetings with key team members, including fleet, facilities and service planning staff. Conducts field inspection(s). Attends contractor safety meetings. Identifies and validates service planning issues and recommends solutions. Performs bus service planning activities in coordination with other section team members. Analyzes operational data to document performance and contract compliance, as well as compiles information in reports (safety, training, etc.) for the management team. Should be a self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as within a team environment. Provides technical analysis of the transportation impacts on Land Development Applications. Coordinates license agreements for Fairfax Connector operation on non-County property. Coordinates and oversees charter requests and regular charter service for the Wolf Trap Foundation. Undertakes special projects and assignments related to Fairfax Connector Operations; assists with all planning aspects of Emergency Preparedness and related activities.

NOTE: The appointee to this position will be considered essential personnel required to work during inclement weather and other emergencies. Will serve as a member of an 'on call' staff on a rotating basis. Work hours include compensating time to observe service delivery operations, meet deadlines, attend meetings, and manage emergency management incidents/situations and operational emergencies. There will be some weekend and holiday work assignments on a periodic, yet random, basis.

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, analysis 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 professional experience 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 criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Extensive knowledge of transit operations for Fairfax County's Fairfax Connector bus service. Knowledge of and relevant experience with:
  • Management of public transportation (bus transit) service delivery and related elements
  • Contract administration
  • Preparation of detailed specifications and/ or task orders for procurement of services and/or equipment
  • Fixed route transit operations and service delivery
  • GIS
  • TRAPEZE FX scheduling and ITS applications
  • Security experience within a transportation context
  • Experience with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Emergency Preparedness Strong, verbal, written, and computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft office applications.
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. Employee is subject to being on duty during inclement weather and emergencies. 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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