Transportation Planner I
Supports Coordination and Funding staff with a wide range of essential activities. Assists with budgeting and financial management activities, and aids with public and other internal meetings. Helps with projects, reports, grant applications, presentations, research and other initiatives. Provides limited technical transportation planning support. Liaises with other divisions, county agencies, federal, state and regional agencies, including the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), as instructed.Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities Depending on the functional area of assignment, must possess the following KSAs:
- Basic knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit planning and analysis;
- Ability to write, proofread, edit, and rewrite documents effectively and to produce accurate final documents;
- Ability to assume progressively increased responsibility for assignments;
- Ability to manage time, competing assignments, and deadlines effectively and to apply consistently sound judgment;
- 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 communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, county and government officials and the general public.
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Experience in two or more of the following areas:
- Strong familiarity with transportation policy issues at the local, regional, state, and federal levels;
- Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with government officials and the general public;
- Experience with local and state governments, boards, commissions, authorities and transportation agencies;
- Experience monitoring capital improvement programs;
- Demonstrated grant application/writing capabilities; and
- Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Excel, Access, or other database programs.
Work is generally sedentary, however employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 5 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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.