Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Seeking individual to coordinate with other staff and local and regional planning entities on planning activities for the Richmond District Planning and Investment Management Section. You will be responsible for supporting urban and rural planning functions; coordinating and implementing long range plans, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and project development processes. You will also be providing technical analysis in order to support the localities through identifying opportunities and developing recommendations to address current and future needs throughout the District’s localities. You will support on-going communication and coordination for planning activities with local governments and conduct planning analysis using the Statewide Planning System (SPS) to fully integrate SPS with planning efforts such as corridor studies, access management studies, interchange studies, long range plans, traffic requests and prioritization efforts. Support the district’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Planning District Commission (PDC) urban and rural transportation planning programs through representation on Boards and Committees as VDOT’s representative. Conduct land development reviews for local jurisdictions to include rezoning, subdivision, site plan and record plat reviews for residencies. Respond to public inquiries, attend public hearings for major studies and construction projects, and develop and make presentations to government and civic groups on transportation planning and land development. We are the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce consisting of classified and hourly employees. Our strong culture focuses on teamwork, transparency, creativity and collaboration that values differences and nimble learning.
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. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics which may be viewed at www.Virginiadot.org/about. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please 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. If selected as a finalist, you will undergo: references and verification of work history; DMV records check and fingerprint-based criminal history records check.
Experience applying transportation planning and traffic engineering principles, practices and procedures; long-range transportation planning to include forecasting, transportation studies and traffic analyses; and liaison with diverse groups, e.g., government officials, special interest groups, citizens, etc. Knowledge of federal, state and local transportation planning and land use regulations, procedures and policies. Demonstrated ability to apply transportation planning principles and practices to a variety of complex projects; and to make public presentations in a professional and concise manner. Ability to evaluate, develop and maintain innovative solutions for transportation planning and mobility initiatives; to plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete multiple assignments within scheduled timeframes; and to manage financial resources. Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens and government officials and excellent oral and written communication skills. Skill in the use of computers and software applications. Valid driver’s license required.
Experience in long-range transportation planning to include forecasting, transportation studies, planning level cost estimate development and traffic analyses. Experience using planning and traffic engineering software, e.g. Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Synchro. Experience preparing technical analysis of roadway capacity, simulations, and forecasting. Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Certified Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.
About Virginia Department of Transportation
The Commonwealth’s Transportation Agency
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation.Virginia has the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.