Since 1977, Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety and the quality of life of residents, businesses and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing and sustaining a multi-modal transportation system that moves people and goods, consistent with the values of the community.
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Since 1977, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety, and the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing, and sustaining a multimodal transportation system. FCDOT is seeking an innovative, strategic, and highly qualified Transportation Planner to support Fairfax Connector, one of the nation’s 100 largest fixed-route transit systems. In the rapidly evolving public transportation sector, this position offers a unique opportunity to design, plan, and provide world-class transit services in the national capital region.
- Collecting relevant Fairfax Connector operational, service, and passenger data
- Analyzing data using transit scheduling applications, such as Trapeze or HASTUS-equivalent, and advanced transit scheduling methodologies
- Developing plans and recommendations to improve transit services, including route modifications and service expansions, for Board of Supervisors’ approval
- Coordinating all route and scheduling issues with the County’s private transit operations service provider
- Developing forecasts, coordinating medium and long-term transit planning projects, and incorporating same into system-wide studies or plans, such as the Ten-Year Transit Strategic Plan
- Developing materials for and coordinating public outreach efforts related to transit planning and service changes; preparing presentations for advisory groups, technical working committees, briefings for senior leadership and/or elected officials, and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
- Collaborating with internal and external partners to increase Fairfax Connector ridership and improve service quality
- Coordinating transit service planning with federal, state, and regional rail and other transit service providers to ensure resources are effectively allocated to maximum benefit
- Developing grant applications and other documentation to obtain funding and/or request reimbursement for Fairfax Connector services
- Serving as a subject matter expert and responding to customer inquiries regarding transit planning and service changes
- Attending project-related meetings and workshops, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends
- Performing other duties as assigned and required, including responding to inclement weather, incidents and/or other emergencies.
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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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver’s license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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 may be subject to a 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.
- Master’s degree and four years of professional experience in urban, regional, or transportation planning, or a closely related field
- Strong analytic and technical skills, as well as experience in fixed-route/fixed-schedule transit planning and scheduling
- Experience in developing, coordinating, and implementing transit plans, schedules, projects, and/or programs for a transit system comparable to Fairfax Connector
- Strong computer skills and experience with Trapeze or HASTUS-equivalent
- Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills, including ability to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, and meet established deadlines
- Strong oral communication skills and experience serving as a subject matter expert for, presenting to, and engaging with elected officials, staff, and the community;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
- Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture.
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may require lifting up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.