Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #14-0047

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Site Analysis Section,
Department of Transportation

Job # 14-0047

$49,028 to $92,038  (Grade S29)

Fairfax County, a diverse, dynamic and growing jurisdiction in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a transportation planner and/or traffic engineer to supervise a staff engaged in work on a wide range of transportation issues.

Demonstrates proactivity and a professional approach, as well as adaptability and resourcefulness, in addressing a dynamic and complex land development review process. Undertakes administration and coordination activities in the review process that will provide experience in addressing a multi-modal transportation approach applicable to both urban and suburban development. Directs staff in the evaluation of the transportation characteristics of development proposals. Fosters productive interactions with staff, the development community, citizens, advisory groups, task forces, and elected officials. Provides policy and analytical guidance. Encourages the development of solutions in the review framework to advance implementation of transportation goals. Continuously identifies and defines the means to achieve a more effective review environment. Fairfax County faces significant challenges as it shifts from a suburban to urban land use emphasis and is seeking innovative solutions to balance transportation and land use. This is an opportunity to work on a range of cutting edge land use and transportation initiatives, including planning, design, and implementation.



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 (i.e., transportation/traffic engineering), plus five years of progressively responsible transportation planning related experience. The years of experience should include at least one year in evaluating the transportation network impacts of land use proposals.



The ideal candidate will have experience in: evaluating transportation network impacts of land use proposals; negotiation skills; coordinating with local, state, and federal government organizations; working with the public and officials on transportation issues; strong analytical skills; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to organize and coordinate multiple projects and assignments and establish priorities; and ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.



Panel interview.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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