October 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Transportation Planner II

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Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Transportation Planner II

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

Conducts and prepares studies associated with the county’s Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP), including the traffic calming, cut-through, enhanced speeding penalty and truck restriction programs. Reviews requests to modify traffic operations, prepares analyses on these and other traffic engineering issues, and coordinates with the Virginia Department of Transportation, Board of Supervisors, and county police and fire departments. Attends meetings with civic associations and other regional agencies. Prepares correspondence and gives presentations to Board of Supervisors. Maintains databases and performs other transportation-related duties as required. Performs related field work.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 two 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:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of traffic engineering and analysis. Two years of GIS experience. Some experience with computer graphics software..

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds. Walk, bend, stand, and drive a vehicle. 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.AgencyFairfax CountyAddress12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270

Fairfax, Virginia, 22035Phone703-324-4900
Websitehttp://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

YPT Nomination Period Extended!

That’s right, we have extended the nomination period to be a part of YPT Leadership through October 1st.  We all understand that these are some trying times and being able to get some extra time to submit an application is always a game changer. Here’s our new timeline for submitting an application to become a YPT Leader for your local chapter and or joining our YPT International board.

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 1, 2020 – Candidate statements are due by 11:59 PM EDT. (Updated 9/21/2020)

October 19, 2020 – Election ballots will be sent out by YPT International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections by 9:00 AM EDT. 

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

To learn more about becoming a YPT Leader for your local chapter or joining our YPT International board click here.

Inaugural Mega Region Transportation Policy Symposium 2020

Megaregion Transportation Policy Symposium
October 1st, 2020
10:30am to 3:30pm EDT

Today Young Professionals in Transportation International is excited to announce our executive sponsorship of the inaugural Megaregion Transportation Policy Symposium on October 1st, 2020. As the executive sponsor, our members can RSVP and claim access to early bird tickets for the international symposium. 


This virtual experience brings together industry practitioners, academic professionals, and policy experts to lead the conversation on technologies, policies, and trends in the field of transportation that will promote Megaregion development. An impressive line up of panelists and speakers are listed on the Symposium Website.


As YPT International members, you are given exclusive early access to this virtual conference at no cost to you. Non-YPT International members will be given access to register for this event starting on Thursday, September 3rd. To check your YPT membership status click here.


Symposium Panels & Schedule – Register for access to all panels, and attend any or all that fit your schedule. Detailed panel information provided at our registration link.

  • Symposium Begins (10:30 AM) 
  • Keynote Address (10:40AM – 10:55 AM)
  • Panel 1: Transportation Recovery & Resiliency in a Post COVID-19 World (11:00 AM – 11:55 AM)
  • Panel 2: The AI Autonomous Revolution (12:00 PM – 12:55 PM)
  • Panel 3: Innovative Transportation Policies to Advance Megaregion Development (1:00 PM – 1:55 PM)
  • Panel 4: Young Leaders In Transportation: Looking to the Future (2:00 PM – 2:55 PM)
  • Concluding Remarks (3:00 PM)

Become a YPT Leader!

Becoming a YPT leader starts with you. If you are considering taking the next step in developing your professional career network and or wanting to provide your skills to other YPT chapters, this is a great way to expand on both.

Take it from Jaime McKay, Director of Sponsorship and Jerome Horne, Communications Deputy Chair, who have recently been listed as a Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 award! Both serve on our International Board, but also help to lead within their YPT local chapters.

Jaime McKay, YPT International Director of Sponsorship & YPT Baltimore
Jerome Horne, YPT International – Communications Deputy Chair & YPT Indy – Chair

Elections for our 2020-2021 cohort time is here to provide you with that opportunity to help lead the future leaders of transportation. We are putting out calls for you to not only join our international board, but to also keep an eye out for joining your local YPT Board Team!

To learn more about becoming a YPT Leader for your local chapter or joining our YPT International board click here.