Job Description

Title: Transportation Planner Specialist– Multimodal/Transportation Demand Management

State Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist II

Hiring Range: $71,666-$116,458

Pay Band: NV 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: NOVA District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Dept. Of Transportation’s Northern Virginia District is seeking a dynamic transportation professional with a focus on Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and multimodal planning to join the Transportation Planning Section. This role will involve management of District TDM programs and coordination on various multimodal projects, plans, studies, and programs – providing technical and planning-level guidance.
The goals of this role and associated programs are to improve mobility, travel options, and quality of life for the traveling public across all modes in a complex region, while also reducing congestion and improving air quality. TDM programs incorporate promotion and incentivization of travel options like transit, carpool/vanpools, flexible work schedules/locations, walking/biking, emerging modes, HOV travel, and more.

Responsibilities to include but may not be limited to:

VDOT program management: manage NOVA District’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs; coordinate on TDM program funding and administration efforts; monitor and share regional multimodal data; serve as a contact for regional travel trends across all modes.

Multimodal planning coordination: represent VDOT on regional planning committees (like at MWCOG TPB); coordinate extensively with local/regional/state entities to accomplish projects and goals; host TDM coordination meetings with practitioners across Northern Virginia; and work with various VDOT divisions in Central Office on state policies/plans.

Support studies and plans: review and provide comments/technical guidance on internal and external plans/studies; support the development and implementation of VDOT’s Transportation Management Plans (TMPs); participate in efforts like: STARS and Project Pipeline studies, SMART Scale process.

Research and communications, presentations: provide thoroughly researched responses on a variety of requests; create and deliver polished presentations or talking points; provide promotion and education on VDOT multimodal efforts internally/externally.

Special projects as assigned, potentially incorporating innovation/technology.

Organizational tasks: track projects, work tasks, and budgets; maintain organized records/notes.

Those selected for an interview will be required to bring a writing sample of a response you provided on a complex or politically sensitive topic.

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.
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short- and Long-Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience applying transportation planning principles, practices, and procedures.

Knowledge of federal, state, local transportation planning/land use procedures, and policies.

Skill in the use of computers and software applications

Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens, and government officials.

Demonstrated ability to apply transportation planning principles and practices to a variety of complex projects.

Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete multiple assignments within scheduled timeframes.

Ability to evaluate, develop, maintain innovative solutions for transportation planning and mobility initiatives.

Ability to manage financial resources.

Additional Considerations

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

Certified Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desired.

Progressively responsible experience in transportation planning program/project management, funding and budget management

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

Experience with mapping or data analysis tools. Experience using Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams.

Experience applying transportation planning/TDM principles, practices, and tools in a variety of projects.

Experience applying federal, state, regional, local transportation planning regulations, policies, and requirements.

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.

Valid Driver’s License. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.

Occasional travel throughout the region and state for meetings/events may be required.
Ability to attend evening meetings may be required.
Occasional walking on irregular terrain up to one mile may be required.

All employees are required to work in emergency situations, to include weekends, holidays, and after normal business hours; assignments may vary based on business needs.

Contact Information

Name: Danielle Rayner

Phone: 703-259-2378



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 AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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