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 a highly motivated, qualified, and public service-oriented transportation professional to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation planning field.
The position is in the Transportation Planning Section of FCDOT, which serves as the long-range transportation planning team for Comprehensive Plan interpretations and amendments, multimodal corridor studies, and coordination and planning at the local, regional, and state levels. The selected candidate will work closely with public agencies, private interests, elected officials, local and regional stakeholders, and residents of the county to ensure appropriate and context sensitive plans are in place for the long-term growth and well-being of the county.
Assisting with long-range transportation planning, transportation impact analyses and studies at the Comprehensive Plan level, and small-area and site-specific plans in coordination with county plans and policies
Participating in area-, corridor- and facility-level transportation feasibility studies
Evaluating impacts of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
Reviewing analyses and reports generated by consultants and other agencies
Preparing professional summaries, analyses, and reports
Assisting in preparing briefings for senior leadership and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
Preparing for, participating in, and conducting public outreach for community meetings, advisory groups, and technical work committees
Assisting in preparing official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other written materials as required to successfully complete projects or assignments
Arranging, coordinating, and attending project-related meetings and workshops, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends
Assisting with other administrative tasks or projects, as needed, to support the Transportation Planning Section team and program operations
Working independently, setting individual priorities, managing time effectively, and applying consistent sound judgement
Performing other duties as assigned
Note: This position will be required to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings and events.
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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: A valid motor vehicle 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.
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.
Strong background in land use and transportation planning
Familiarity with multimodal planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, context sensitive solutions, complete streets, and vehicle traffic operations
Experience in preparing long-range transportation plans, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and levels of comfort and service, evaluating transportation impacts of land use proposals, using GIS, and trip generation and travel demand forecasting
Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience preparing and giving presentations, and implementing community outreach
Ability to coordinate and complete multiple assignments within established priorities
Strong analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
Desire to advance a collaborative and supportive culture
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, occasional field work is required. Employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight. Occasional field work is required. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include a written 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 military status 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.