YPT TRB Young Members scholarship

Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) is an international nonprofit coalition of organizations, which helps professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in the transportation field.

As a result of COVID-19, young professionals have had reduced access to leading industry conferences due to event cancellations, budget reductions, travel restrictions, and social distancing. YPT International wants to support the professional development of young professionals by funding the 2021 TRB Young Professional registration fees for four YPT Members at a value of $245 per registration. The conference will be held virtually.

Disclaimer: the TRB Annual Meeting website defines that a Young Professional can register at a reduced rate if they are age 35 or younger at the time of the Annual Meeting (date of birth & ID required.) We will reimburse for this rate, however an active YPT Member who does not confirm to that definition can enter and would need to cover the difference between the Young Professional rate and the standard rate if selected.

For more information and to apply, please visit the submission form directly.

Please contact sponsorship@yptransportation.org with any questions.

November 2020 Jobs: Guidehouse

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Many thanks to our new Bike/Carpool Level Sponsor, Guidehouse, for their generous support!

We are Guidehouse. We help commercial and public clients address their most important challenges with innovative solutions that advance conventional thinking and create value for their stakeholders, build trust in society and shape a new future.

Guidehouse bridges the gap between management, technology, engineering, and finance to provide public sector clients with actionable insights to tackle complex projects and meet their organization’s goals.

YPT International is pleased to share the following positions currently open at Guidehouse with our Members:

IT Business Analyst

Management Consultant-Transportation

Management Consultant-Transportation

Senior Consultant-Capital Projects

Transportation Policy Analyst

Transportation Safety Consulting Engineer

Learn more about Guidehouse’s work and how you can get involved today by visiting https://guidehouse.com/about

October 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Transportation Planner IV

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Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Transportation Planner IV

Many thanks to our new Bike/Carpool Level Sponsor, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, for their support!

Direct Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2883034/transportation-planner-ii?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Serves as the principal program coordinator and provides overall coordination, administration and project management for the implementation of action plans, projects, and programs assigned/related to the Transit Services Division that enhance service delivery and operational performance of the Connector bus service. Such projects and programs may include systems applications, advanced public transportation systems, information technology, revenue enhancement programs, route modifications, etc. These projects and programs are generally non-reoccurring and one-time in nature. Provides advice, guidance, and training to staff regarding bus operations, contract administration, service and operational planning, customer service, and other relevant matters. Schedules, prioritizes, and delegates projects and tasks to team. Provides quality control oversight to team. Coaches employees through the performance evaluation process. Assists the Section Chief and Division Chief as needed or during absence. Works collaboratively with other sections and county agencies to increase ridership and service quality of the Fairfax Connector. Assists in the development of capital improvement and replacement program, including identifying costs and potential funding sources. Coordinates all grant documentation and reporting related to functional area. Performs other duties as assigned and required.Illustrative Duties

Depending on the program or functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:

  • Plans, manages and supervises the activities of a program, functional area, unit or subsection of a major unit such as Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, SAS, Modeling, et al. Supervises transportation/transit professionals and technicians of the program or functional area that are engaged in the preparation, review, monitoring and implementation of transportation/transit plans, studies and programs;
  • Conducts or assists in conducting advanced transportation studies, technical analyses, traffic demand management and bus service planning;
  • Proactively identifies regional transportation issues which may impact program or functional area;
  • Manages or assists in managing contractors impacting program or functional area;
  • Initiates action on opportunities for grants and other funding for transportation projects;
  • Maintains working knowledge of state and federal legislative issues as they relate to area of responsibility and makes recommendations for process changes as needed;
  • Provides overall technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as: VRE, WMATA, NVTC, COG, TPB and TCC;
  • Prepares, presents and discusses reports, recommendations and findings with citizens, other agencies and officials from county, state and national organizations;
  • Represents the unit or division at community, state and national events.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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;
  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
  • Thorough knowledge of the specialty area of assignment, such as funding or outreach;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Ability to independently conduct the most complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and recommendations;
  • 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.

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”)
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 five years of progressively responsible transportation planning related experience. The years of experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (for e.g., SAS, Modeling, Facilities Maintenance, et al).

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver’s license.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience overseeing transit service planning projects including route development, service alternatives, and short-term to long term transit planning.
  • Strong understanding of transit data collection and analysis, and ability to develop recommendations based on analytical analysis.
  • A working knowledge of transit planning tools including scheduling and mapping.
  • Experience overseeing multiple planning projects and managing internal team and outside consultants.
  • Management experience with demonstrated ability to meet a range of deliverables in a complex scheduled timeframe.
  • Experience in developing materials for review and approval by elected officials.
  • Ability to explain recommendations to elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public.
  • Experience in grant writing, development, and monitoring of grant funded services.
  • Experience with developing and implementing public outreach efforts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include 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.

Agency Fairfax County

Address: 12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270, Fairfax, Virginia, 22035

Phone 703-324-4900

Website http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm

Learn more and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2883034/transportation-planner-ii?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

September 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Senior Planner, Regional Partnerships and Funding (Transportation Planner III)

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Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Senior Planner, Regional Partnerships and Funding (Transportation Planner III)

Many thanks to our new Bike/Carpool Level Sponsor, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, for their support!

Direct Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending

Works as part of Coordination and Funding Division as a senior planner with experience in regional partnerships and funding. Performs transportation agency liaison duties, budgeting, and capital project programming related to financial transactions. Manages the county’s relationship with one or more of the following commissions, boards, authorities and/or jurisdictions: Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), Virginia Railway Express (VRE), Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), Transportation Planning Board (TPB), Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and other local jurisdictions. Coordinates issues with staff and officials of these bodies, often through technical committees. Pursues transportation funding opportunities from various funding sources and ensures compliance with related requirements. Analyzes transportation policy issues and prepares recommendations for staff and elected officials. Prepares written documents and gives oral presentations for elected officials, citizens, public agencies, and private entities.

Specific duties include:

  • Provides technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as the NVTC, VRE, MWCOG, TPB, and NVTA;
  • Meets with representatives from DRPT, VDOT, VRE and other county and regional organizations to develop policy and agreements on service levels and coordinating efforts;
  • Analyzes performance of a major transportation program and develops and implements strategies for improvement;
  • Facilitates interagency coordination on projects;
  • Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of the transportation impacts of major development 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; and
  • Assists in securing funding for transportation capital and operating projects.

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”)
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 criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in two or more of the following areas, one of which must be strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, with experience in giving presentations:

  • Strong analytical, verbal and writing skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with government officials and members of peer groups, citizen’s groups, and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including citizen’s groups, community, county, and state officials.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit funding;
  • Ability to pursue grants and develop funding strategies;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit regulation, planning, forecasting, and analysis;
  • Experience analyzing transportation and policy issues at the state or federal level;
  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software;
  • General knowledge of transportation planning/analysis software, finance, and budgeting;
  • Works independently and follows through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Ability to manage complex projects independently or to serve as team leader; and
  • Ability to independently conduct complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. Work is generally sedentary. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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.

Learn more and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending

July 2020 Jobs

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MASCO

Senior Transportation Planner

Many thanks to our Bike Level Sponsor, MASCO, for their continued support!

Direct Link: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=M3272

Nationally recognized for its high-quality services and innovative initiatives, MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for those who live, work, study, or receive care in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), a key economic engine for New England. A $36-million nonprofit organization, MASCO provides an array of services including area planning and development, parking and transit, telecommunications, and child care.

Position Overview:
MASCO is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to assist in the organization and implementation of a variety of planning and development efforts related to the enhancement of the LMA through transportation planning and travel demand management program implementation.

Notable Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead planner for master programming and technical assistance efforts designed to meet institutional needs for parking and multimodal transportation access.
  • Perform regional and district-level studies of transportation infrastructures to identify the needs of pedestrians, bicycles, transit, and vehicles.
  • Develop short-term and long-term improvements that comply with appropriate engineering and design standards.
  • Assist in improvement implementations by working collaboratively with members and public agencies to achieve political support and funding.
  • Manage the work of transportation engineers under contract.
  • Monitor governmental policies that may affect LMA’s transportation systems.  Assist in development of policy positions, advocacy strategies and materials presentation.
  • Manage staff and guide incentive program development and technical analysis for CommuteWorks, the LMA transportation management association.
  • Communicate transportation-related interests with several boards and serve as a liaison to transportation agencies at the local and state levels.
  • Work with other planners to incorporate aspects of the transportation systems with other LMA area plans.
  • Direct and perform field work and maintain databases to aid in transportation systems planning.

Required Qualifications (unless otherwise noted)

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum eight years of experience working in transportation planning/engineering. Prior supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.  Proficiency in CAD preferred.
  • Knowledge of city and state transportation project development, planning and funding processes.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong proactive organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Exhibit a ‘can-do’ attitude and flexible work style approach.  Patience and flexibility to meet demands of a changing environment.
  • Ability to handle situations, issues and information with sound judgement, diplomacy and sensitivity.

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation is competitive based on experience.  MASCO offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, a monthly MBTA pass subsidy or free off-site parking, 3 weeks of vacation, 12 paid holidays, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer contribution.

Learn more and apply at https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=M3272#jobs_form