Job Description

Title: Transportation Planning Specialist


State Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist II


Hiring Range: $63,988 - $103,981


Pay Band: 5


Agency: VA Dept of Transportation


Location: Fredericksburg District Office


Agency Website: www.vdot.virginia.gov/jobs


Recruitment Type: General Public - G


 


Job Duties


What drives you? Whether it's knowing the work you do makes a difference, having great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation, and championing change or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to your professional development...At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for YOU!

VDOT’s Fredericksburg District has an exciting an opportunity available in its Planning Department. We are seeking qualified candidates to fill a Transportation Planning Specialist vacancy. This position serves as an analyst, and coordinates with a variety of entities on complex transportation planning activities and programs. Additionally, they conduct complex technical analyses to support the program.

Required skills for job & position:
• Considerable knowledge of transportation planning and traffic engineering principles, practices, and procedures
• Ability to organize and analyze transportation data
• Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete multiple assignments within scheduled timeframes
• Demonstrated ability to apply transportation planning principles and practices to a variety of complex projects
• Skill in the use of computers and software application
• Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens, and government officials
• Demonstrated knowledge of traffic analysis procedures and techniques
• Ability to manage financial resources
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation planning and land use regulations, procedures, and policies
• Ability to evaluate, develop and maintain innovative solutions for transportation planning and mobility initiatives
• Ability to focus individuals and teams on goal-oriented solutions while demonstrating sensitivity to how people and organizations function


 


Minimum Qualifications


• Demonstrated ability to apply transportation planning principles and practices to a variety of complex projects
• Ability to evaluate, develop, maintain innovative solutions for transportation planning and mobility initiatives
• Experience applying transportation planning and traffic engineering principles, practices, and procedures
• Knowledge of federal, state, local transportation planning, land use regulations, procedures, and policies
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications
• Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete multiple assignments within scheduled timeframes
• Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens, and government officials
• Ability to manage financial resources


 


Additional Considerations


• A combination of training, experience, or education in transportation planning, urban planning, or related field desired
• Experience in long-range transportation planning to include forecasting, transportation studies and traffic analyses
• Experience as liaison with diverse groups, e.g. government officials, special interest groups, citizens, etc.
• Experience using planning and traffic engineering software, e.g. Highway Capacity Software and Synchro Software
• Certified Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)


 


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.


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.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp

VDOT employees have shared Values and a Code of Ethics. http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Fingerprint-based background checks, 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.

This position is designated as essential to emergency operations and may be required to work outside of normal work hours, on weekends and holidays during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

"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."

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

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the state recruitment platform (PageUp). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your application account to check the status of your application for this position.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application/resume, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information or attach a resume. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.

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 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.


 


Contact Information


Name: Priya Paranthaman


Email: priya.paranthaman@vdot.virginia.gov


 

Salary

0 - 0 USD

Yearly based

Location

Fredericksburg, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
3 weeks ago
Job Type
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Education
Any
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Vacancies
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