Arlington, Virginia
$85,592.00 - $130,728.00 Annually
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County’s Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Traffic Database Analyst to be responsible for overall data management and coordination while supporting multiple Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) programs to meet increasing demand for data collection, data processing, data analysis and data-driven decision-making within the TE&O Bureau. The TE&O Bureau manages a large portfolio that includes Traffic Signals, Intelligent Traffic System (ITS), Streetlights, Parking Meters, County own Parking Garages, Signages in County Right of Way and Pavement markings, all of which are essential components of the county wide Transportation System.

Specific duties include:
  • Leading the implementation of the TE&O Asset Management System (currently Cartegraph) and managing the Asset Management Program for TE&O;
  • Managing various traffic databases and data platforms including volume, speed, collision, turning movement, parking occupancy, ped/bike counts, etc.;
  • Leading the planning, design and implementation of a consolidated traffic data management system;
  • Leading the traffic data transparency program through establishing and maintaining a data sharing portal with the public;
  • Preparing procurement documents such as SOW for professional services, software and hardware to support the TE&O data and asset management goals;
  • Managing consultant and contractors work on data management and asset management;
  • Coordinating with County GIS to support creating and maintaining TE&O GIS databases;
  • Supporting Vision Zero program through the data collection and management; and
  • Presenting projects to internal and external stakeholders; supporting community outreach effort as required.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritize, plan, assign and direct the work of employees engaged in skilled and semi-skilled diverse work activities; as well as the ability to develop, recommend and administer budgets for capital projects, equipment procurement and maintenance programs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Traffic Engineering, or related field plus considerable experience in database management and GIS and implementing all phases of the systems development life cycle including considerable years of project management experience in a complex information systems environment.

Substitution: Additional relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Traffic Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in GIS and asset management software such as Cartegraph.
  • Knowledge and experience in transportation and basic knowledge of traffic and safety data.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and ArcGIS.
  • Experience in contract management from request for proposal through selection, overseeing work, and closeout.
  • Experience presenting to citizen groups, consultants, in-house staff or other agency groups about data collection scope and data reports.

Additional Information

Work hours: 40 hours per week, normal working hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The official title for this position is Business Systems Analyst III

NOTE: This position is listed as “open continuous.” Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School or equivalent
  • Some College
  • AA or 60 semester hours (90 Quarter hours)
  • BA/BS not related to position
  • BA/BS required by position
  • Graduate work not related to position
  • Graduate work related to position


How much experience do you have in information systems implementation and process redesign?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Describe your experience managing the implementation of information systems through the system development life cycle.


How much experience do you have in information systems project management?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years


Please select if you have experience in one or more of the following:
  • IT project management and deployment of major applications.
  • Process mapping of existing businesses prior to deployment.
  • Contract management to include developing/writing RFPs and/or statements of work.
  • None of the above


Describe your experience in customer relationship management. Be specific as to your role in setting expectations, facilitating solutions/outcomes, communicating or updating, and resolving issues.

Required Question

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