Transportation Planner II
Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic and growing jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Transportation Planner or Engineer, to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation field. Work assignments will focus on long range transportation planning, transportation analyses/studies at a comprehensive plan level, and specialized transportation planning studies and site-specific studies in coordination with county plans and policies. Desired skills and background for this position include transportation and land use planning, multimodal planning, including bicycles, pedestrians, transit riders, and drivers, a familiarity with context sensitive solutions and complete streets, and traffic operations. Fairfax County faces significant transportation challenges and is seeking innovative solutions, transitioning away from single occupant vehicles as the primary means of transportation. Specifically, assignments may include a wide range of transportation planning issues, including long range multimodal transportation planning, sub-area and corridor studies, land use studies and transportation/transit analyses, preparing professional reports, managing County transportation/land use studies; managing County participation in area, corridor and facility-level transportation feasibility and environmental studies; evaluating impacts of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan; participating in and conducting public outreach efforts; and giving presentations to, and coordinating with, the Board of Supervisors. Planning Commission, public groups, and staff from partnering agencies. Through these efforts, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to facilitate implementation of transportation improvements throughout Fairfax County.
Position may be underfilled as a Transportation Planner I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
- Trains and assists in supervising lower level and paraprofessional staff;
- Performs traffic demand management studies, analyses and program implementation;
- Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote FCDOT programs and initiatives;
- Identifies, develops and maintains necessary data and analysis for planning, forecasting and reporting public transportation usage and traffic patterns;
- Reviews and evaluates studies of roadway intersections and roadway segments to determine deficiencies and solutions;
- Assists in the preparation of budgets;
- Develops recommendations based on analyses, forecasts and surveys;
- Prepares correspondence and reports summarizing process and findings of transportation analyses;
- 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;
- Working knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit planning and analysis;
- Ability to conduct transportation/transit studies;
- 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;
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.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Transportation Planner I (Grade S21, $50,739 - $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.
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.
Self-motivated, dynamic and a creative planner or engineer with a proven track record of creative solutions to transportation issues in both urban and rural areas through the strategic identification of needs, constraints, and requirements as they relate to transportation planning and engineering. Master's Degree in Planning or related field with a background in transportation and land use planning, multimodal planning, including bicycles, pedestrians, transit, and vehicular, a familiarity with context sensitive solutions and complete streets, and traffic operations. Experience in: preparing long range transportation plans, evaluating transportation impacts of land use proposals, GIS, travel demand analysis, Sketch-up or other rendering software program, preparing and giving presentations, community outreach, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work in a team-setting. The ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects and assignments and establish priorities which accurately reflect the importance of the job, accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds in weight. Occasional field work is required. 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.