Site Plan Coordinator (transportation Planner Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Jun 08, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply. All applications will be considered.

Fairfax County is seeking a professional transportation planner/engineer to act as a liaison between the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) and agencies involved in the post-entitlement processes, such as Land Development Services (LDS), the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Fairfax County faces significant transportation challenges, and this is an opportunity to work on a range of cutting edge land use and transportation initiatives involving design, programming, and engineering in a collaborative and innovative environment. Work assignments will be focused on the land development process, providing exposure to a variety of transportation disciplines, including: traffic operations, road construction, transit, transportation demand management (TDM), and pedestrian/bicycle planning and design. Each of these disciplines will have application to a diverse and complex land development caseload. Primary assignments will include ensuring compliance with transportation proffers, responding to proffer interpretations, and review/analysis of the transportation characteristics of site plans. Point of contact for LDS to assist with resolving transportation related site plan issues and waivers. Frequent interaction with the development community, citizens, advisory groups, task forces, and elected officials is expected, along with the preparation of written reports and public presentations that are related to these assignments. Performs site visits and evaluates site plans, waivers, and proffer interpretations. Provide guidance to other staff in the Site Analysis Section who also review site plans and waivers to ensure a consistent approach county-wide.

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;
  • Serves as a resource for staff in reviewing project and site plans;
  • Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of the transportation impacts of major development projects;
  • 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;
  • Meets with representatives from WMATA, VDOT and other county and regional organizations to develop policy and agreements on service levels and coordinating efforts;

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;
  • 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 establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including citizen's groups, community, county, and state officials.

Employment Standards

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.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Strong background in land use and transportation planning. Specific experience working in Fairfax County with LDS, FCDOT, VDOT and DPZ on post-entitlement processes. Professional license in engineering or planning. Ideal candidate will have experience in: proffer enforcement and interpretation, plan review, transportation-related waiver review, evaluating transportation network impacts, coordinating with local, state, and federal government organizations, and working with the public and elected/appointed officials on transportation issues. Skills also important to success in this position are: Negotiation prowess; strong analytical skills; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects and assignments, establish priorities and meet deadlines; and the ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

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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