Senior Planner, Funding And Regional Partnerships (transportation Planner Iii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Posted
Jul 13, 2019
Closes
Jul 27, 2019
Ref
19-01444
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Coordination and Funding Division. Must have experience in funding and regional partnerships. Performs transportation agency liaison duties, budgeting and capital project programming related to financial transactions. Manages the county's relationship with one or more of the following commissions, boards, authorities and/or jurisdictions: NVTA, WMATA, NVTC, VRE, MWCOG, TPB, VDOT, DRPT, state and local jurisdictions. Pursues transportation funding opportunities from various funding sources and ensures compliance with related requirements. Analyzes transportation policy issues and prepares recommendations. Prepares written documents and gives oral presentations for elected officials, citizens, public agencies and private entities.

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 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;
  • Ensures that all Virginia, county and national reporting requirements are met;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

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 two or more of the following areas, one of which must be strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, with experience in giving presentations:
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit funding;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with government officials and members of peer groups, citizen's groups, and the public.
  • Experience in pursuing grants and developing funding strategies;
  • Experience in analyzing transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level;
  • Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 20 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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