Transportation Planner Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Jun 22, 2019
Jul 20, 2019
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.

Supports transportation modeling staff to conduct in-house sub-area analyses associated with the transportation/traffic impact of larger developments and area studies. Provides support on multimodal transportation studies. Conducts analyses of the cumulative transportation impacts of developments. Provides, where appropriate, a review of outside transportation/traffic impact studies, using the county travel demand or regional modeling results. Conducts sub-area analyses by coordinating and/or making changes to the county transportation network and zonal system, running the necessary components of the county model to produce traffic assignments, evaluating the ability of the transportation network to accommodate trips in and around a sub-area, and making recommendations on deficiencies and appropriate remedial measures. Provides planning/analytical support on multimodal transportation studies. Analyzes transportation systems using techniques such as select link and zone analysis. Conducts and reviews traffic operations studies. Other duties as assigned.

Illustrative Duties

Depending on the functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:
  • Trains and assists in supervising lower level and paraprofessional staff;
  • Identifies, develops and maintains necessary data and analysis for planning, forecasting and reporting public transportation usage and traffic patterns;
  • Reviews and evaluates studies of roadway intersections and roadway segments to determine deficiencies and solutions;
  • 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;

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;
  • Ability to conduct transportation/transit studies;
  • 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

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.

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

Master's degree in planning or related field. Background in transportation and land use planning. Ideal candidate will have: strong computer skills and proficiency; experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation planning software packages, hands on experience in the use of travel forecasting software (such as Cube/Voyager, Visum, Emme, TransCAD); and experience in the use of microsimulation and analysis software (such as Vissim, DynusT, Dynameq, Synchro, etc.); strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to maintain and foster positive working relationships, and effective time management and organizational skills.

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 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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