Outreach & Shared Micromobility Coordinator (transportation Planner Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Jul 20, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. Manages the Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare program, supports new shared micromobility transportation options, and leads active transportation safety and encouragement outreach efforts in the community. Capital Bikeshare program management tasks include planning and executing expansions; seeking grant funding; monitoring Capital Bikeshare operations and safety policies and procedures; tracking and reporting system data and performance; requesting maintenance, cleaning, and repair of equipment as needed; ordering and tracking inventory; working with regional partners to improve operational practices while adhering to policies, contracts, and budgets; identifying opportunities for increasing ridership and improving users' experiences; and communicating effectively with the many different stakeholders involved. Shared micromobility program support tasks include developing and communicating a general shared micromobility plan and strategy; coordinating implementation of projects related to shared micromobility, including feasibility studies and pilot projects; tracking and disseminating information on shared micromobility concepts and projects from other regions; managing solicitation of external funding to support shared micromobility initiatives; and serving as the transportation staff lead on shared micromobility related customer service inquiries and regional shared micromobility collaborations. Active Transportation Outreach program tasks include managing the Fairfax County Bicycle and Pedestrian Ambassador Program; developing and promoting active transportation education and encouragement events such as Bike to Work Day, social rides and pop-up events throughout the year with a special focus on equity; providing outreach at community events; hosting active transportation workshops; and fostering collaborative working relationships with local and regional stakeholders to advance active transportation goals in the County. Regular site visits and attendance of public meetings, public hearings, workshops, and outreach events outside regular office hours is required.

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

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")

Valid driver's license.

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

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the shared micromobility and bikeshare industry. Familiarity with accounting, contract administration, fleet management, data analysis and event planning is desirable. Applicants should have strong analytical, verbal and writing skills. Applicants should have ability to ride a bicycle.

Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under five pounds in weight. Field work must be able to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to ride a bicycle. 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.

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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