Transportation Planner Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Posted
Apr 20, 2019
Closes
May 11, 2019
Ref
19-00837
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Primarily responsible for management of Fairfax County's Fund 30040 (Contributed Roadway Improvement) developer contributions/proffers for transportation; and Fund 40190 (Reston Service District), tax revenues for transportation projects in Reston. Develops funding plans for transportation projects, performs analysis and associated budgeting activities, and oversees the implementation of transportation projects in area specific funding plans. Performs transportation agency liaison duties. Creates, maintains, and monitors deposits, reserves, and cash flows for transportation projects. Assists in the development of funding strategies for transportation projects/programs. Assists in developing applications for transportation funding. Analyzes transportation policy issues and provides recommendations. Assists in the development and implementation of business processes management of service district funds/activities.

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, analyses 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 ridesharing, 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 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;
  • Assists with developing marketing strategies for traffic reduction programs such as ridesharing, 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.


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.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred applicants should demonstrate strong analytical, written, and verbal skills with experience in giving presentations or explaining complex information to officials or senior staff. Preferred applicants should have two years of experience related to transportation, transportation funding for roadway, transit, and multimodal projects, and transportation funding oversight. Preferred applicants also should have one to two years experience in three or more of the following areas:
  1. Experience in monitoring and developing capital improvement programs;
  2. Experience pursuing grants and developing funding strategies;
  3. Experience with local and state governments, boards, commissions, authorities and transportation agencies;
  4. Experience analyzing transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level;
  5. Experience identifying work flow issues and developing solutions;
  6. Experience managing transportation proffers;
  7. Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with government officials and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

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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