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Fairfax County Department of Transportation
Transportation Planner III
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As a senior transportation planner in the Capital Projects Section, is responsible for all aspects of project management and coordination for complex multi-modal transportation projects. Coordinates the development, design, and review of transportation projects, plans, and feasibility studies. This includes intersection, roadway, and multi-modal projects, such as pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and parking facilities. Reviews transportation facility design plans and resolves project issues. Develops scopes for new projects and develops project cost estimates. Reviews traffic data and studies, and performs transportation planning analyses. Prepares technical reports, correspondence and other written documents. Coordinates project development with residents, agencies, and elected officials. May supervise one transportation planner. This announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.
(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
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;
- 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;
- 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 input on fiscal requirements for capital improvement and strategic planning for long range County, regional and statewide transportation needs;
- Assists in securing funding for transportation capital and operating projects;
- Coordinates and promotes a particular countywide transportation project or program;
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
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;
- General knowledge of finance and budgeting;
- 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.
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:
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CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Experience in two or more of the following areas: performing transportation planning for roadway and multimodal projects, traffic engineering, and/or transportation design. Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials and the general public. Professional Engineer (PE) license a plus. Experience in project management.
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under five pounds in weight, and perform field work. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle. 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.