Job Description

Title: Planning Specialist Senior

State Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist III

Hiring Range: $75,679 - $122,979

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Culpeper District Complex

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Join the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), where innovation meets infrastructure! At VDOT, we are driven by safety, service to others, and a commitment to excellence! These are the foundational drivers of our success and, as a Senior Planning Analyst, you will play a role in our success.

This opportunity is based at our Culpeper District office where there are many historical sites, and cultural activities to help you balance work and personal life. The district is responsible for approximately 10,620 miles of road in Virginia. Approximately 500 employees work within the Culpeper District.

The Planning Specialist Senior will provide coordination and technical support for staff and local and regional planning entities on planning and land use activities and support urban and rural planning functions and the coordination and implementation of long-range plans and project development process. In this position, you will:

• Manage, plan and coordinate district planning activities for urban, rural and statewide programs

• Develop, conduct, manage and participate in transportation planning studies including corridor studies, access management studies, crossover studies, interchange studies, etc.

• Lead the preparation of local and regional travel demands for specific milestone years using available data, reports and models

• Coordinate planning efforts with land development, programming and project development activities

• Assist in land development reviews for local jurisdictions to include rezoning, subdivision, site plan and record plat reviews.

• Provide thorough reviews of traffic impact studies.

• Provide traffic projections, capacity analyses, etc. for studies and design projects

• Respond to public inquiries by phone, e-mail, letter, etc.; attend public hearings for major studies and construction projects.

• Manage, plan and coordinate the Pipeline Study process and other Special Studies as requested through the District and/or Central Office in an effort similar to that defined in the Transportation Planning Studies section

• Lead efforts for development of concepts, sketches, estimates and supporting analyses for the SMART SCALE and other application-based programs.

• Provide support for Planning District Commission (PDC) and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) activities.

Why Choose VDOT:
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision is also available. Also, the State funds a Short- and Long­ Term Disability Program. Miscellaneous benefits include 12 paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and abide by a Code of Ethics. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity, and collaboration of work that values differences. We encourage all those who apply to review our values and ethics. Click here to review andvalues.asp. If you share these values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in transportation planning, urban planning, traffic engineering or civil engineering

  • Experience applying thorough knowledge of federal, state, regional and local transportation planning regulations, policies and requirements

  • Experience using transportation planning and traffic analysis techniques and tools

  • Experience reflecting knowledge of project and program management principles and methods

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences to include government officials

  • Skill in the use of computers and software applications

Additional Considerations

  • Progressively responsible experience in transportation planning program and project management

  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and other transportation planning professionals on a wide range of transportation-related issues

  • A combination of training, experience, or education in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field desired.

  • Certified Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners preferred

  • Experience in development of project concept-level sketches and estimates

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to "your application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application or optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application or resume lacking relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

You may be required to assist during emergency operations, requiring work outside normal work hours to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

Fingerprint based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

We are a "Virginia Values Veterans" (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. If applicable, add: Telework eligibility will be in accordance with the Commonwealth's Teleworking policy.

Telework eligibility will be in accordance with the Commonwealth's Teleworking policy.

Contact Information

Name: Sherri Johnson

Phone: 540-727-7055



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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