Transportation Planner Ii

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Oct 05, 2019
Closes
Oct 25, 2019
Ref
19-00913
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply. Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic and growing jurisdiction in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area is seeking a highly motivated and qualified planner to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation planning field. Serves as the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coordinator for the land development projects in the county. This will require an understanding of the functionality of a variety of transportation disciplines including (but not limited to) multi-modal transportation planning, traffic operations, public transportation, and pedestrian and bicycle planning. Work assignments will concentrate on performing analysis, tracking, and coordination of the county's TDM program initiatives as well as communication with other county staff, elected officials and the development community to ensure consistency and compliance with the TDM program. Reviews and analyzes the transportation impacts of development applications and determines the appropriate mitigation measures to address those impacts.

Illustrative Duties

Depending on the functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:
  • Trains and assists in supervising lower level and paraprofessional staff;
  • Evaluates performance and adequacy of transit services, reviews fare structures and allocation formulas;
  • Performs traffic demand management studies, analyses and program implementation;
  • Administers the development, evaluation and operation of a particular program, such as the Residential Permit Parking District Program, Traffic Calming, Vacations and Abandonments, and others;
  • Evaluates the transportation impacts of development applications, including post-approval activities such as proffer tracking and enforcement;
  • Undertakes maintenance, scheduling and operations duties for a county-operated bus service;
  • Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote FCDOT programs and initiatives;
  • Formulates and implements marketing and promotional activities for public transportation, including ridesharing, bus and rail transit service, commuter rail service and commuter park-and-ride facilities;
  • Identifies, develops and maintains necessary data and analysis for planning, forecasting and reporting public transportation usage and traffic patterns;
  • Administers the development, evaluation and operation of a particular program, such as the Residential Permit Parking District Program, Traffic Calming, Vacations and Abandonments, and others;
  • Reviews and evaluates studies of roadway intersections and roadway segments to determine deficiencies and solutions;
  • Reviews design plans for multi-modal capital projects;
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets;
  • 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;
  • Attends citizens' meetings and hearings to present and discuss findings and plans;
  • Assists in researching, identifying and securing funding opportunities and grants for transportation capital and operating projects;
  • Monitors project grants and grant requirements;
  • Initiates and follows up on outside contacts to promote Fairfax County Department of Transportation programs and initiatives;
  • Assists with developing marketing strategies for traffic reduction programs such as ridesharing, bus and rail transit service, commuter rail service and commuter park-and-ride facilities;
  • Performs outreach activities among corporate officials and community groups in support of traffic demand management and other FCDOT programs and initiatives.


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;
  • Knowledge of procedures for grant and contract administration;
  • Ability to conduct transportation/transit studies;
  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
  • 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

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 two years of professional experience in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field.

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:
An ideal candidate will have proven in their application through a detailed educational and work history, to be a self-motivated, dynamic, and creative traffic engineer/planner with a proven track record of generating creative solutions to transportation issues through review of development plans and traffic impact analyses. Our preferred transportation planner will have knowledge of regional TDM programs and proffers; experience in site plan review and evaluation, review and analysis of traffic impact analyses, evaluation of transportation network impacts on land use proposals; experience coordinating with local, state, and federal government organizations related to professional planning projects; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong negotiation skills in contentious environments; ability to organize, coordinate, and establish priorities for multiple projects and assignments; and ability to work independently 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 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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