Transportation Planner Iv

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$73,963.14 - $123,272.24 Annually
Posted
May 18, 2019
Closes
Jun 08, 2019
Ref
19-01084
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions, in the department's Coordination and Funding Division (CFD). Supervises staff in the respective subsections within CFD. Assists in the oversite of coordination and financial activities and funds in CFD (e.g., Funds 30000, 30040, 40000, 40010, 40110, 40120, 40125, 40180, 40190, and 50000). Provides oversight and analysis of financial and policy documents and manages the county's relationship with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) or other commissions, boards, authorities: (e.g., VRE, COG, TPB, NVTC, NVTA, DRPT, VDOT). Assists in the management of all revenues and expenditures in all transportation funds and ensure all financial rules and regulations are followed. Site visits required to make presentations and represents the department at meetings with consultants, citizens, federal, state, regional, and local governmental agencies.

Illustrative Duties

Depending on the program or functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:
  • Plans, manages and supervises the activities of a program, functional area, unit or subsection of a major unit such as Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, SAS, Modeling, et al. Supervises transportation/transit professionals and technicians of the program or functional area that are engaged in the preparation, review, monitoring and implementation of transportation/transit plans, studies and programs;
  • Conducts or assists in conducting advanced transportation studies, technical analyses, traffic demand management and bus service planning;
  • Proactively identifies regional transportation issues which may impact program or functional area;
  • Manages or assists in managing contractors impacting program or functional area;
  • Initiates action on opportunities for grants and other funding for transportation projects;
  • Maintains working knowledge of state and federal legislative issues as they relate to area of responsibility and makes recommendations for process changes as needed;
  • Provides overall technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as: VRE, WMATA, NVTC, COG, TPB and TCC;
  • Prepares, presents and discusses reports, recommendations and findings with citizens, other agencies and officials from county, state and national organizations;
  • Represents the unit or division at community, state and national events.


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;
  • Thorough knowledge of the specialty area of assignment, such as funding or outreach;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Ability to independently conduct the most complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and 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 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 five years of progressively responsible transportation planning related experience. The years of experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (e.g., SAS, modeling, facilities maintenance, et al).

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 in four or more of the following areas, one of which must be strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, with experience in giving presentations:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit funding;
  • Experience with local and state governments, boards, commissions, authorities and transportation agencies; including working with elected and appointed officials;
  • Experience in monitoring and developing capital improvement programs;
  • Pursuing grants and developing funding strategies;
  • Analyzing transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level;
  • Identifying work flow issues and developing solutions;
  • Transportation funds management;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials and the public;
  • Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations;
  • Experience supervising very diverse groups of high performing professionals.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

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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