Transportation Planner III
Supervises staff, ensures service quality and seeks to increase passenger service and usage of the Fairfax Connector System. Reviews contractor performance and monitors bus operations for adherence to quality and operational standards. Utilizes advanced technologies including, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and other performance measures to improve system performance. Works collaboratively with other staff within the Department of Transportation and other agencies and organizations to promote the Fairfax Connector, increase ridership, and improve service quality. Progressively responsible transportation related experience. Experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (e.g., SAS, modeling, facilities maintenance, et al). Requires experience in transportation services or school bus service.Illustrative Duties Depending on the functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:
- Performs complex transportation analyses, evaluations and studies related to transportation services and facilities, including traffic demand management, trip generation, parking, bus service, distribution, assignment and capacity calculations;
- Supervises Transportation Planner II's, I's, Planning Technicians, and support staff;
- Analyzes performance of a major transportation program and develops and implements strategies for improvement;
- Serves as a resource for staff in reviewing project and site plans;
- Under the direction of a supervisor, oversees the procurement of goods and/or services;
- Oversees development and maintenance of public transportation usage data and maintains computerized land use, traffic, and highway network databases;
- Under the direction of a supervisor, performs and supervises maintenance, scheduling and operations duties for a county-operated bus service;
- Serves as project manager for multi-agency programs, traffic operations issues; or projects such as traffic calming or pedestrian initiatives, including budgets;
- Facilitates interagency coordination on projects;
- Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of the transportation impacts of major development projects;
- Ensures that all Virginia, county and national reporting requirements are met;
- Forecasts future urban travel demands using specialized software and develops recommendations;
- Prepares, presents and discusses reports and findings with citizens, other agencies and officials;
- As subject matter expert, provides guidance to staff, citizens, and officials on procedural and policy matters;
- Provides technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as: VRE, WMATA, NVTC, COG, TPB and TCC;
- Meets with representatives from WMATA, VDOT and other county and regional organizations to develop policy and agreements on service levels and coordinating efforts;
- Provides input on fiscal requirements for capital improvement and strategic planning for long range County, regional and statewide transportation needs;
- Researches opportunities for grants and other funding for transportation projects;
- Coordinates and promotes a particular countywide transportation project or program;
- Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit regulation, planning, forecasting and analysis;
- Thorough knowledge of transportation planning/analysis software, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software;
- Knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices and techniques;
- Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
- General knowledge of finance and budgeting;
- Thorough knowledge of the specialty area of assignment, such as funding or outreach;
- Ability to independently conduct the most complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and recommendations;
- Ability to manage complex projects independently or to serve as team leader;
- 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 evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including citizen's groups, community, county, and state officials.
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 four years of professional experience 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 and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Supervisory or management experience in transportation including public transit, bus and/or rail, or school bus operations. Knowledge of contract compliance and performance measurements used in transit operations. Strong customer service orientation and experience with intelligent transportation systems including GPS based real time tracking and other transit technologies.
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 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.