November 2020 Jobs: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Cartographer

For information on how to post jobs on our site and have jobs posted in our monthly email please contact (Sponsorship@yptransportation.org).

Many thanks to our new Bike Level Sponsor, the USDOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics, for their generous support!

Are you ready to bring transformative change to traditional mapping techniques at the Federal level? Have you ever wanted to influence and improve the effectiveness of geospatial data at the national level?  Are you obsessed with simplifying complex problems with data and visuals that easily convey information in new, understandable ways on maps?  The future of geospatial transportation data holds great promise as well as new challenges. The democratization of data and omnipresence of technology in transportation has created the opportunity to tap vast new empirical data resources.  These changes push us, as cartographers, analysts and statisticians, to rethink our relationship with maps. 

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics seeks our next cartographer to take up these challenges.   This Cartographer position will explore opportunities to advance cartographic techniques that are appropriate for statistical analysis and will create new map based products that clearly and innovatively convey transportation statistics for BTS to use in analysis and publish to the world.  Apply for a position with our team as we lead the creation of a new national geospatial transportation portfolio in the era of big data, and where you build novel cartographic products and implement innovative geospatial analysis.   

If you have the experience and a demonstrable record of proven results, I encourage you to apply to this Washington, D.C.-based position.  We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates.

The vacancy announcements can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/583178400

November 2020 Jobs: Guidehouse

For information on how to post jobs on our site and have jobs posted in our monthly email please contact (Sponsorship@yptransportation.org).

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

YPT 2020 Election Results!

Thank you for participating in our 2020 YPT elections. Here are the results!

In cases where voters elected candidates to more than one position, the candidate has their choice of position, and the runner-up of the position(s) they did not choose are elected to these position(s). Your local chapter will let you know the final makeup of your local board soon!

Today’s the Last Day to Cast Your YPT Vote!

How to Vote

Election time is here! All registered YPT Members in good standing should have received a ballot via email from us labeled “YPT 2020 Election Ballot”. This email contains your login information and the link to vote. The polls close on October 30th, at 11:59 pm EST, so be sure to make your voice heard for the future of YPT local and International chapters!

If you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact us at deputy@yptransportation.org.

Timeline for voting process 

This year we are implementing a new timeline for all YPT Chair Board Members, which extends your leadership till January 1st of the calendar year. 

October 30, 2020 – Online elections close at 11:59 PM EDT. International and Chapter Board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

January 1, 2021 – New Board term for all winning candidates begins

October 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Transportation Planner IV

For information on how to post jobs on our site and have jobs posted in our monthly email please contact (Sponsorship@yptransportation.org).

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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