Transportation Planning Specialist

Virginia DOT

Bristol, VA United States

VDOT is seeking a planning specialist in the Bristol District to coordinate with other staff and local regional planning entities on planning activities and support urban and rural planning functions.

The qualified candidates will:
*Develop and/or participate in transportation planning/transportation modeling in coordination with Bristol and Kingsport Metropolitan Planning Organizations;
*Serve as a liaison for the Bristol District’s twelve Urban localities providing assistance with the development of their priorities related to transportation planning and various funding programs;
*Serve as assistant liaison between VDOT, local governments, Planning District Commissions and metropolitan planning organizations.
*Coordinate and implement long range plans in TIPs, STIPs, and project development process;
*Conduct technical analysis using tools such as capacity and geospatial software that locates and identifies deficiencies allowing for the development of recommended improvements to ensure future needs are met throughout district localities;
*Ability to generate and present written/verbal reports identifying issues, trends, and projections is highly desirable;
Research district planning issues; identify deficiencies and present solutions; coordinate with local planning entities;
*Support on-going communication and coordination for planning activities with local governments in a professional and effective manner;
*Must be proficient in ArcGIS and spatial analysis tools and be able to work across all disciplines of the Department in an organized and timely manner;
*Conduct planning analysis using the Statewide Planning System (SPS) to fully integrate SPS with planning efforts such as corridor studies, long range plans, traffic requests and prioritization efforts.

We are a “Virginia Value 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 by VDOT Employees and Applicants”

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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 Click Here.

Minimum Qualifications

You are minimally qualified if you have:
*Experience applying transportation planning and traffic engineering principles, practices, and procedures;
*Knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation planning and land use regulations, procedures and policies;
*Experience applying traffic analysis procedures and techniques;
*Demonstrated ability to apply transportation planning principles and practices to a variety of complex projects;
*Ability to evaluate, develop and maintain innovative solutions for transportation planning and mobility initiatives;
*Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and complete multiple assignments within scheduled timeframes;
*Ability to manage financial resources;
*Skill and ability to positively interact with employees, citizens and government officials;
*Skill in the use of computers and software applications;
*Ability to adequately plan, prepare and present reports and studies relevant to transportation planning;
*Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

*BS in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or related field;
*Certified Planner with American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred;
*Experience in long-range planning and/or 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.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Transportation Planning
Salary Range
50,982 - 80,000

Contact Information

Naoma Norris
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