Transit Facility Coordinator (transportation Planner Iii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Posted
May 18, 2019
Closes
Jun 01, 2019
Ref
19-01083
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Oversees the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and the Fairfax Connector's facility maintenance functions at Fairfax County transportation facilities. This will include project management and implementation. Coordination with other Fairfax County facility maintenance and support agencies/departments, third party professional facility maintenance support staff, contractual service vendor and/or contractors. Serves as the facility coordinator responsible for county-owned transit facilities, including Fairfax Connector transit center and park-and-ride lots. Determines needs for existing and proposed facilities and makes recommendations for system maintenance. Reviews and analyzes maintenance documentation associated with Fairfax Connector park-and-ride lots. Supervises and directs work of Fairfax County's Park-and-Ride Coordinator. Site visits required to meet with representatives from WMATA, VDOT and other outside agencies as well as county agencies and county contractors.

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;
  • Assists in securing funding for transportation capital and operating projects;
  • Coordinates and promotes a particular countywide transportation project or program;
  • Develops promotional campaigns and marketing plans to promote specific transportation projects or programs;
  • Prepares budgets and monitors expenses for market research and promotional campaigns.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Depending on the functional area of assignment, must possess the following KSAs:
  • 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.


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 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience coordinating maintenance and capital projects at transportation facilities, including coordination with various public and private stakeholders. Experience managing/coordinating responses to facility maintenance requests and emergencies. Project management experience demonstrating ability to deliver a range of products in a scheduled timeframe. Customer service and communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 25 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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