March 2021 Jobs: FCDOT – Transportation Funding Manager (Transportation Planner III)

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Salary: $68,720.08 – $114,533.12 Annually
Job Type: FT Salary W BN
Job Number: 21-00499
Closing: 4/9/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location: FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
Department: Transportation
Pay Grade: S27
Posting Type: Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Performs transportation funds programming, cyclical budgeting activities, and liaison duties on behalf of Fairfax County. Manages Fairfax County’s Fund 40010 (County and Regional Transportation Projects), and oversight of service district revenues, and proffer funds; collectively managing and overseeing over $100 million annually in transportation revenue. Assists with the management of all funds used for the implementation of Fairfax County’s Transportation Priorities Plan (TPP). Development of funding strategies for transportation projects, and creation and monitoring of capital program cash flows. Pursues transportation funding from federal, local, private, regional, and state sources and assists in development of project funding agreements with government and regional agencies. Analyzes transportation policy issues and provides recommendations. Assist in the development and implementation of business processes, identifying workflow issues and developing solutions. Oral and written interaction with other County staff, elected officials, and external parties. Supervision of one or more transportation planners. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Identifies potential opportunities to reallocate funding, and revenue forecasting for the formulation of the TPP. Development and submission of transportation elements of the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Preparation of area specific and countywide funding plans and tracking progress of transportation improvements and funding in such plans.
  • Develops and secures interagency project funding agreements. In coordination with internal and external departments and agencies, works to advance transportation projects through the agreement process (consensus of language, internal/external approvals, Board approval, execution, follow up). Follow up to ensure proper funds appropriation.
  • Identifies and secures potential funding for transportation capital and operating projects. Prepares grant applications for state, regional, and federal programs; and assists in reporting progress to funding agencies. Assists in all efforts associated with securing grant funding (e.g. outreach, Board approvals, grant agreements, etc.)
  • Prepares written documents and gives oral presentations for elected officials, public agencies and private entities.
  • Off-site meetings and site visits may require the operation of a personal and/or County vehicle. 

Employment Standards

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”)
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.

Valid driver’s license.

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


  • Education and experience in one or more of the following areas: transportation, transportation funding for roadway, transit, and multimodal projects, or transportation funding oversight;
  • Experience in managing transportation funds, and large-scale budgets;
  • Experience in monitoring and developing capital improvement programs for transportation projects;
  • Experience in pursuing federal, state, and regional grants (e.g. Commonwealth of Virginia’s Smart Scale Program, federal discretionary grant programs, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) Six Year Program) and developing funding strategies;
  • Experience with local and state governments, boards, commissions, authorities and transportation agencies;
  • Experience with SAP financial/accounting software
  • Experience in supervising professional staff
  • Ability to analyze transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level;
  • Ability to identify work-flow issues and develop solutions;
  • Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills.

Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Work is generally sedentary. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a writing exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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.

Merit Positions

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • LiveWell Program
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Paid Leave (annual, sick, parental, volunteer activity, and more!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees’ Child Care Center
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

For additional details please visit the County’s benefits webpage

Non-Merit Positions

  1. Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year.
    • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Program
    • Deferred Compensation
  2. Temporary:  scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year.
    • No benefits

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