Job Alert! Transportation Planner – District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) Research Program
Transportation Planner CS-2101-13
Salary Range: $81,050 – $104,423
Agency: Planning & Sustainability Division (PSD)
Area of Consideration: Open to General Public
Open Date: February 3, 2017
Closing Date: February 17, 2017
Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Continuing Full-Time
Collective Bargaining Unit: (Non-Union) This position is not a collective bargaining unit.
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) Research Program. PSD manages the research program for DDOT. As DDOT serves a highly urbanized area, special emphasis within the research program is placed on developing and implementing a research agenda focused on a multi-modal, comprehensive approach to transportation that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will have exposure to such urban transportation research.
Supports the research program for the agency. Works with various programs within the agency to develop viable research problem statements and then to advance and complete selected research projects that lead to publication-ready reports. Supports the research intern program to ensure positive outcomes for both student interns and project owners in the agency. Also works with key researchers locally and nationally to build the stature of the research program.
Assists in managing cutting-edge research projects across multiple modes and areas of interest. Oversees projects’ day-to-day activities to ensure high quality results are delivered in a timely fashion. Prepares or reviews publication-ready reports related to those projects.
Coordinates with other Department personnel (i.e., safety, operations, construction, public space, etc.) as well as other District, regional, and federal agencies to facilitate broad participation in the research program. Attends other meetings, seminars, and professional conferences relating to research to promote agency research. Identifies best practices to deploy at the agency and facilitates technology transfer to Departmental personnel and programs.
– Advanced professional knowledge of urban transportation planning theories, concepts, and principles.
– Experience managing or providing leadership to programs and/or projects.
– Able to develop scopes of work for studies, projects, and analytical reports relating to transportation research that support the mission and goals of DDOT.
– Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written formats technical information pertaining to research studies, projects, program analyses, and to facilitate meetings and the coordination of related programs.
– Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and tact in obtaining and analyzing information.
– Working knowledge of data management, statistical analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
– Knowledge and ability to use computer applications (i.e. PowerPoint, word processing, databases, etc.) and to prepare reports.
– Ability to organize work and respond to competing priorities; coordinate with others to accomplish goals; and monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Preferred Licensures and Certifications include:
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Education
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Transportation Planning, or Transportation Engineering preferred.
- Minimum five (5) years of transportation research, transportation planning, or transportation engineering experience (can be a combination of work and graduate education) with increasing responsibility.
Minimum two (2) years of experience leading projects and/or programs.
Thorough knowledge of the concepts of transportation and urban planning sufficient to provide expertise to projects and the research program.
Experience in a team-based environment and in securing the support and cooperation of others.
- The work is often performed at a desk in an office environment, but will also require field and system observation in accordance with all applicable safety guidelines and standards.
Incumbent is required to perform work after normal duty hours and attend community or professional meetings on an as-needed basis.