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Capital Projects Planner
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:$62,580 - 107,298 depending on qualifications
- Posted Date:01/31/2019
The Town of Herndon, a diverse, dynamic jurisdiction in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Capital Projects Planner to research, analyze, and assess land development applications, assist in interjurisdictional and regional communications and forecasting, prepare and champion procurement of regional, state and federal grant funding for transportation improvements and the programming of same, as well as perform project management during the early stages of multimodal transportation project development. The incumbent must exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. Interpersonal skills, ability to successfully communicate and negotiate with other transportation professionals, and an understanding of roadway and multimodal planning are central to accomplishing the core duties.
The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to coordinate, manage, strategize and correlate data and information in the planning of complex, multi-year funding strategies within a municipal government environment and multi-jurisdictional setting. This position requires applied knowledge and understanding of a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as planning, zoning and budget documents, applicable articles of the State Code, concept plans and site plans including practical knowledge regarding the reading of scaled drawings such as site plans and engineering drawings. Experience in public involvement, problem-solving and consensus building and negotiation with diverse interest groups and individuals, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of grant writing, application processes and strategy for the funding of public infrastructure and programs are central to the successful execution of the position’s duties. The ability to perform independent research and analysis of land use narratives and plans, and anticipate potential off-site impacts on adjoining jurisdictions is a core responsibility of this position. Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail are required.
• Pursues planning initiatives that involve interdepartmental coordination as well as coordination with other jurisdictions, state agencies, and stakeholders;
• Performs advanced, complex analysis, project management and financial administration work related to funding strategies, preparation of federal, state and regional grant applications and tracking of project progress and funding expenditures;
• Maintains oversight on grant funded projects to include regular communications with funding agency partners;
• Coordinates community input from all stakeholders regarding the planning, design and implementation of the town’s transportation-related initiatives
• Coordinate design development from concept design to preliminary engineering phase;
• Participates in development of strategies for long-range transportation planning and funding initiatives;
• Assists in the coordination of transportation programming elements of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP);
• Researches and analyzes planning initiatives and development applications under review in adjacent jurisdictions and determines impacts on the Town;
• Writes concise professional letters explaining the Town’s position on inter-jurisdictional matters;
• Evaluates and recommends opportunities to coordinate, collaborate, and communicate with outside agencies and applicable stakeholders;
• Successfully interacts with the staff of various Town of Herndon departments as well as Fairfax County and Loudoun County staff, outside consultants, property owners, private developers, public utilities, and stakeholders or their representatives such as surveyors, engineers, planners, attorneys and/or environmental staff;
• Coordinate the town’s transportation and/or land use initiatives with state and regional agencies to include Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Dulles Corridor Metrorail/Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments;
• Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
• Attends meetings and provides summary notes of same;
• Performs related work as required
• An undergraduate degree or a Master of Urban/Regional Planning, Transportation Planning or related field. Project management and business related course work desirable
• Experience that includes course work or professional experience in transportation planning, project management, analysis of urban planning projects or proposals, business administration and/or grant funding.
• Experience working with various groups of stakeholders through spoken and various forms of written communication
• A minimum of four years of professional experience including public sector experience
• A minimum of four years of progressive experience in transportation funding and grants for public projects to include coordinating the scope, budget and schedule for transportation capital projects and making presentations to and collaborating with various stakeholders such as the business community, citizens and public interest groups as well as analysis of land development proposals and their impacts
• Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or the ability to achieve membership within 3 years of hire
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