Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic and growing jurisdiction in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area is seeking a highly motivated and qualified planner or engineer to work across multiple disciplines in the transportation planning field. Work assignments will focus on evaluating the transportation impacts of land development applications through a review process. Desired skills and knowledge for this position include an understanding of traffic operations, multi-modal transportation planning for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers as well as site-specific and small area planning and coordination. Specifically, assignments will include review of land development applications submitted to the county to identify transportation improvements needed to serve the proposed uses in coordination with county plans and policies. Completion of this task will involve interaction with applicants, county staff, VDOT, the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and the public to reach workable solutions to complex challenges. This will also require the ability to evaluate traffic analyses and development plans, prepare professional reports, and speak and present at public meetings. Through these efforts, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to facilitate implementation of transportation improvements throughout Fairfax County.
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 and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ideal candidate will have proven in their application through a detailed educational and work history, to be a self-motivated, dynamic, and creative planner or engineer with a proven track record of generating creative solutions to transportation issues in both urban and rural areas through the strategic identification of needs, constraints and requirements as they relate to transportation planning and engineering. Our preferred transportation planner will have experience in site plan review and evaluation, review and analysis of traffic impact analysis, evaluation of transportation network impacts on land use proposals, experience coordinating with local, state, and federal government organizations throughout professional planning projects; excellent written and oral communication skills, strong negotiation skills in contentious environments, ability to organize, coordinate, and establish priorities for multiple projects and assignments; and ability to work independently on assignments with minimal direction.
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.
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.