Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic and growing jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a highly motivated and qualified transportation planner, engineer or, travel demand modeler, to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation field. The position is located in the Transportation Analysis Group and would support the group's efforts that focus on transportation modeling, corridor studies, and analyses to identify long range and medium range transportation solutions.
Fairfax County faces significant transportation challenges and is seeking innovative solutions, transitioning away from single occupant vehicles as the primary means of transportation. This position is expected to successfully strategize solutions in a team-based environment, balance multiple priorities and tasks to meet established deadlines, and perform duties under limited supervision. Work assignments may include a wide range of transportation planning issues and at times managing or reviewing county transportation studies. In addition, it is expected that the person has experience in/or is able to conduct small area studies to assess the transportation impact of new land uses or changes in the transportation network. Other duties could include the preparation of professional reports, participating in public outreach efforts; and giving presentations to the public and/or elected officials. Through these efforts, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to facilitate implementation of transportation improvements throughout Fairfax County.
Specific duties include:
Work on a wide range of transportation planning issues including long range multimodal transportation planning, small area and corridor studies in support of/or making changes to the Comprehensive Plan, transportation/transit analyses in support of land use studies;
Manage and review county transportation studies;
Be able to or be able to learn to make changes to the county's transportation model, run the model, and evaluate and provide an assessment of the transportation network or land use changes;
Prepare professional reports including technical memorandum and meeting minutes;
Attend meetings and report findings and coordinate, decipher, and provide recommendations to senior management; and
Participate in public outreach efforts and give presentations to the public and/or elected officials.
Required Knowledge Skills and AbilitiesDepending on the functional area of assignment, must possess the following KSAs:
Working knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit planning and analysis;
Knowledge of procedures for grant and contract administration;
Ability to conduct transportation/transit studies;
Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
Ability to work independently, to set individual priorities, to manage time effectively and to apply consistently sound judgment;
Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret research data and present in written/graphic form, making sound practical 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 use transportation planning/analysis software, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents and to store, manipulate, analyze, and present information;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county and government officials and the general public;
Ability to supervise and train staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, 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: Master's degree in planning or related field. Knowledge and background in transportation, land use planning, and multimodal planning. An ideal candidate will have proven in their application through a detailed educational and work history, to be a self-motivated, dynamic, and creative with a record of generating innovative context-sensitive solutions to complex challenges in collaboration with varying groups and organizations. Preferred qualifications include: strong computer skills and proficiency; experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and transportation planning software packages; a familiarity with travel demand modeling and traffic operations; ability to provide planning/analytical support on multimodal transportation studies; strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to maintain and foster positive working relationships, and effective time management and organizational skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. 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.