November 2020 Jobs: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (multiple)

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


BTS is currently hiring for several positions. For the positions immediately below, BTS has Direct Hire Authority:

NOTE: Direct Hire positions are not listed on USAJobs. Email resumes directly to BTSjobs@dot.gov

  • A leading Freight Expert to transform the current Department of Transportation freight programs. (GS 13 – 14, direct hire authority for economics/statistics series)
  • Modeler who can reimagine the current freight and economic models using the latest techniques in statistics, economics and/or data science (GS 12 – 14, direct hire authority for economics/statistics series)
  • Multiple Statisticians:

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) seeks multiple outstanding statisticians to join our family. BTS is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), leading the department in data analytics, survey design, and data driven research. Mandated by congress, BTS provides independent, objective, comprehensive and relevant information to decision makers and the public on the extent and use of the Nations’ transportation systems, the system performance, and the systems impacts on society and the environment. 
The statisticians have opportunities to guide national surveys, lead research on statistical methodology to enhance data quality and usability, direct innovations to improve efficiency and timeliness of data collection and production, and represent BTS in various settings.
Applications in all areas of statistics and data science are welcome. Individuals with experiences evaluating statistical programs, applying various statically methodologies to improve data collection and production, and having a strong research background are most desired.

These positions are telework eligible. BTS is located in the DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC.  
 
To apply, submit your resume to BTSJobs@dot.gov and indicate which role you are applying for in the subject line. Direct hire authority allows BTS to hire outside of USAJobs.  
 
We are accepting resumes on a rolling basis, for full consideration submit resumes no later
than December 1,  2020.


For the positions below, please proceed through USAJobs:

Cartographer who will advance cartographic techniques appropriate for statistical analysis and create new map based products that clearly and innovatively convey transportation statistics  (GS-12, apply for this position via USAJobs).


The Department of Transportation has been recognized as one of the top ten best places to work in the Federal Government, and the National Transportation Library is a great example of why.

Are you motivated by public service? Are you passionate about digital librarianship? The National Transportation Library is one of only four Federal libraries and, as a Reference Librarian, you will have the opportunity to lead a small reference team serving internal DOT clients as well as the external transportation research community at large.

Founded as an entirely digital library in 1998, and a leader in open access, the National Transportation Library exemplifies cutting edge data curation and delivery. Come join us in the nation’s capital. DOT Moves America! Set Your Career in Motion!

For more information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584611400

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

August 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Transportation Planner III

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Fairfax County Department of Transportation

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

Closing: 08/28/20

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Supervises staff, ensures service quality and seeks to increase passenger service and usage of the Fairfax Connector System. Reviews contractor performance and monitors bus operations for adherence to quality and operational standards. Utilizes advanced technologies including, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and other performance measures to improve system performance. Works collaboratively with other staff within the Department of Transportation and other agencies and organizations to promote the Fairfax Connector, increase ridership, and improve service quality. Progressively responsible transportation related experience. Experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (e.g., SAS, modeling, facilities maintenance, et al). Requires experience in transportation services or school bus service.Illustrative Duties

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

  • Performs complex transportation analyses, evaluations and studies related to transportation services and facilities, including traffic demand management, trip generation, parking, bus service, distribution, assignment and capacity calculations;
  • Supervises Transportation Planner II’s, I’s, Planning Technicians, and support staff;
  • Analyzes performance of a major transportation program and develops and implements strategies for improvement;
  • Serves as a resource for staff in reviewing project and site plans;
  • Under the direction of a supervisor, oversees the procurement of goods and/or services;
  • Oversees development and maintenance of public transportation usage data and maintains computerized land use, traffic, and highway network databases;
  • Under the direction of a supervisor, performs and supervises maintenance, scheduling and operations duties for a county-operated bus service;
  • Serves as project manager for multi-agency programs, traffic operations issues; or projects such as traffic calming or pedestrian initiatives, including budgets;
  • Facilitates interagency coordination on projects;
  • Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of the transportation impacts of major development projects;
  • Ensures that all Virginia, county and national reporting requirements are met;
  • Forecasts future urban travel demands using specialized software and develops recommendations;
  • 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 technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as: VRE, WMATA, NVTC, COG, TPB and TCC;
  • Meets with representatives from WMATA, VDOT and other county and regional organizations to develop policy and agreements on service levels and coordinating efforts;
  • Provides input on fiscal requirements for capital improvement and strategic planning for long range County, regional and statewide transportation needs;
  • Researches opportunities for grants and other funding for transportation projects;
  • Coordinates and promotes a particular countywide transportation project or program;

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;
  • General knowledge of finance and budgeting;
  • Thorough knowledge of the specialty area of assignment, such as funding or outreach;
  • Ability to independently conduct the most complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and recommendations;
  • Ability to manage complex projects independently or to serve as team leader;
  • 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 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  and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Five years of supervisory or management experience in transportation including public transit, bus and/or rail, or school bus operations. Knowledge of contract compliance and performance measurements used in transit operations. Strong customer service orientation and experience with intelligent transportation systems including GPS based real time tracking and other transit technologies.

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.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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