October 2021 Jobs: FCDOT (Multiple)

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Salary:  $69,407.31 – $115,678.37 Annually
 
Job Type:  FT Salary W BN
 
Job Number:  21-02129
 
Closing:  10/29/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
 
Location:  FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
 
Department:  Transportation
 
Pay Grade:  S27
 
Posting Type:  Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Serves as a technical expert and system administrator for all FAIRFAX CONNECTOR transit technology systems. Works with diverse teams and individuals in a variety of roles to ensure effective 24/7 system operations and performance, involving both routine and non-routine tasks and activities. Supports ITS systems and related business operations, including those deployed on buses, at the Bus Operations Control Center (BOCC), transit centers, bus bays and metro stations, bus garages, staff and management offices. Serves as a functional lead in data analysis, systems configuration, testing and maintenance of platforms/applications to ensure optimum system performance. Builds and manages contractor, provider, DIT and business user relationships to coordinate system problem/incident resolution, change management, and provide project management leadership for major and minor system enhancements and maintenance activities. Monitors system usage to ensure compliance with licenses and county policies. Develops roadmaps for future technology infrastructure implementation, adding significant value to business processes, particularly by translating complex concepts and solutions for non-technical audiences. Develops and delivers clear and well-supported information and training to business end-users. Provides 24/7 on-call support and responds as essential personnel during emergencies. May require the operation of a personal and/or County vehicle to provide IT supports at multiple sites, including transit centers, bus bays and metro stations, bus garages, staff and management offices. Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include:

  • Primary system administrator for the Fairfax Connector multi-faceted Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) including; Computer Aided Dispatch/Automated Vehicle Location CAD/AVL) systems, Real-Time Information systems, Automation Passenger Counting and Reporting systems, In-vehicle Transit Data/Voice systems and Regional Fare Payment systems.
  • Serves as a point of contact to end users, third-party vendors, and DIT organizations on problem/issue resolution and system change management coordination to attain service level objectives and high customer satisfaction ratings. Documents, validates, and schedules system change requests to maintain and enhance the various systems.
  • Supports in-vehicle hardware and systems including onboard computers, mobile gateways, mobile data terminals, dispatch communication systems, automatic passenger counters, destination signs and fare collection systems.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff of varying technical competency, including administrative staff, technical and engineering staff, field operations staff, branch managers, division directors, and contractors. Identifies training needs, provides training and guidance to new users, existing system users, and managers.
  • Documents user needs and system requirements based on user input and requirements for future system upgrades, enhancements or major maintenance. Establishes written technical standards and procedures. Writes technical reports and provides input into long-range and short-range IT plans.
  • Maintains end-to-end application knowledge management and governance across the TSD business, third-party vendor, and DIT organizations to maintain post-implementation system health and introduce system capability enhancements to support new business needs and optimize operations.

 

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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”)
Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or a field related to the department where the IT services are being used: plus four years of experience analyzing business processes and/or developing/maintaining the main business system, technical platform or a related system.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with installing, administering, and supporting fleet ITS systems including:

  • Computer aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) systems
  • Automated vehicle management (AVM) systems
  • Fleet two-way communications systems
  • Fuel and fluid management systems
  • Fare collection systems
  • Knowledge and experience with in-Vehicle networks and mobile computing devices
  • Experience with server and client administration and patch management
  • Knowledge and understanding of LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi and Cellular network technologies
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data associated with ITS applications and identify possible solutions for solving business problems
  • Understanding of the principles, practices and techniques related to information security.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to department management or other internal/external departments
  • Ability to train employees in the use of hardware and software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a credit report and, a driving records check.
This position is classified as essential personnel. The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 75 lbs. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to access facility equipment rooms, attics and roofs. Ability to access tight spaces, crawl, reach, and stoop. Ability to operate a motor vehicle All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

Salary:  $60,276.11 – $100,461.09 Annually
 
Job Type:  FT Salary W BN
 
Job Number:  21-02130
 

Closing:  10/29/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

 
Location:  FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
 
Department:  Transportation
 
Pay Grade:  S24
 
Posting Type:  Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Serves as a Free Student Bus Pass Program (FSBPP) Coordinator, managing program which includes providing free access to FAIRFAX CONNECTOR and CUE bus service to all Fairfax County middle and high school students, as well as free access to Metrobus service on approved routes to select schools. Coordinates program activities among partners, including FAIRFAX CONNECTOR, CUE, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), and the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS). Manages SmarTrip card ordering, inventory, and distribution. Monitors SmarTrip card activity closely and audits card security and distribution practice to ensure students are riding approved routes and SmarTrip cards are not misused or abused. Develops and produces program information, including program terms and conditions, video, web, and advertising content. Promotes the program in FCPS and at other stakeholder events and meetings, as well as assisting with social media engagement. Provides customized travel training to FCPS staff, parents, and students, including those with special needs, as well as on-site training, primarily to FCPS staff regarding card registration and management. Assists with data collection and reporting, primarily related to ridership, customer satisfaction, and other performance measures. Coordinates potential expansion of the Metrobus pilot program to additional high schools.

Serves on the FCDOT emergency communications team. Assists with Fairfax Connector passenger information and responds as essential personnel in emergency and crisis situations. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Off-site meetings and visits to project sites may require the operation of a personal or County vehicle. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
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”)
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public administration, political science, or field related to a department’s business, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in communication area of specialization or area of specialization of department represented.
 
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver’s license.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Must have current pre-exposure rabies vaccination and tetanus vaccination. The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check and a credit history check as a condition of employment and periodically thereafter. Completion of a “Statement of Economic Interest” form is required at the time of hire and annually thereafter.  

 
This position is classified as “essential personnel”. The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience and knowledge of the principles of public administration and public relations as applied to local government operations.
  • Five years or more direct experience in providing digital, online, and social media communications for local, state, or federal government agencies. 
  • Demonstrated success in use of social media for business operations and public information.
  • Detailed knowledge of Web content management systems and HTML. 
  • Demonstrated success in website development.
  • Experience with video production and editing for digital media platforms. Working knowledge of Adobe Premier.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of graphic design software, photo editing tools, and general publication standards.
  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English and a second language (Spanish preferred).
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience marketing transportation programs or services. Familiarity with multi-modal transportation, especially transit planning and operations.
  • Experience planning and coordinating events; event planning; including media events attended by high profile individuals.
  • Experience in making presentations to groups or coordinating, leading public meetings.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write for multiple media formats and conduct public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Conducts periodic field observations requiring standing, riding, and exposure to the elements (weather). All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interviews and may include practical 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 military status 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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