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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Project Management
Traffic Safety Planner
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Job Description


Are you the type of person who likes to work with a dynamic group of professionals, enjoys coordinating with a variety of people and agencies to reach solutions, and wants to see projects that you've managed come to fruition? This is an exciting time for the Department of Transportation as we move forward with the region to develop traffic safety solutions to daily operational challenges. The selected individual should have exceptional communication skills, be able to provide excellent customer service, and have solid technical and analytical skills. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to working with citizens and staff on the County's Residential Traffic Calming Program and dealing with traffic safety issues countywide. These issues require field reviews, condition summaries and recommendations to address correctable deficiencies within the parameters of available resources. To accomplish these tasks, it will require data collection such as traffic counts, data analysis and entry level drafting skills to clearly reflect existing and proposed improvements as well as coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation. This position will also involve managing and implementation of small to medium transportation improvement projects from inception through design and implementation. It may also include applying for small project funding through state and federal resources. The selected applicant will be required to maintain and prioritize a database of traffic safety requests received through the Board of County Supervisors, directly from citizens, homeowners' associations and internally through County departmental staff. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, organized, creative, team-oriented, and have a positive can-do attitude.


The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. This position will establish good working relationships with internal and external customers. The applicant should be able to problem solve and resolve conflicts.

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $45,825.00 - $61,795.50

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs routine professional work involving basic analysis; initial review and quality control of site plans and development proposals; presenting research findings to work unit; preparing needs analyses; preparing reports; providing assistance to higher level planners; and overseeing customer service counter operations.

Planner I is considered the entry-level professional planner and differs from the Development Technician levels in that the work of Planner I involves the application of advanced knowledge, social skills and personal ingenuity, personal accountability for preparing key elements of planning activities, and analytical input toward the solution of problems or situations. The Planner I level differs from the Planner II level in that the work of Planner I does not involve, as a general rule, application of initiative and judgment, substantive involvement, and personal accountability for defining and preparing significant substantive elements of planning activities.

Performs under regular and direct supervision of a more senior level planner. May provide work direction to technical and administrative support personnel.


Performs initial reviews of land development plans for compliance to minimum submission requirements;

Reviews family land transfer subdivisions, minor lot boundary adjustments and consolidations, and temporary use plans;

Provides customer service to general public regarding application information, submission requirements and the land development process;

Assists in resolving issues by providing alternative solutions;

Assists plan reviewers in specific assigned tasks;

Verifies that requirements of applicable ordinances, development standards of the Design and Construction Standards Manual, rezoning proffers, special use permit conditions, and policy and procedures are met;

Notifies applicants of plan/plat acceptance or rejection, and provides quality control comments;

Verifies that quality control issues are addressed in resubmission of plans/plats;

Researches land records such as recorded deeds and previously approved plats;

Calculates fees subject to fee schedule;

Verifies and updates information in case file database;

Reviews land use applications for minor site and subdivision plans and plats;

Prepares correspondence such as summary letters and approval letters;

Communicates with developers, engineers, real estate agents and other County and State agencies;

Organizes customer service counter operations;

Provides guidance and direction to technicians in the issuance of zoning approvals, permits, and customer service counter operations;

Delegates work assignments to technicians in the zoning approval process, permitting process and customer service;

Resolves complicated permitting issues;

Coordinates continuous education and training of technicians;

Researches and prepares correspondence relating to zoning ordinance interpretation and determination;

Reviews sign permit applications, non-conforming use verifications, and provisional use permit applications.


Some knowledge of land development and engineering practices, and of requirements for development and applicable County procedures; some knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and of economics, sociology and municipal finance as applied to local government planning; ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical information for the preparation of reports; ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner to others; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those individuals and organizations with whom interface is required.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field.


* Resource Management - Demonstrated competency in the ability to:
* 2-B-2 identify necessary resources, including those outside of the department or organization.

* Written Communication - Demonstrated competency in the ability to:
* 5-E-1 generate clear, concise reports that are factually correct, including all relevant information, and are structured so that the target audience can follow the argument from beginning to conclusion.
* 5-E-2 effectively incorporate graphics into written reports.

* Research - Demonstrated competency in the ability to:
* 5-H-1 identify sources of information from various media - written, internet, anecdotal - needed to complete a project.
* 5-H-2 organize data into useful format for analysis.


* Oral Communication - Demonstrated competency in the ability to:
* 5-F-1 present information that is factually correct, relevant to the topic, and structured so that the target audience can follow the argument from beginning to conclusion.
* 5-F-2 persuade the target audience to take desired action.
* 5-F-3 incorporate effective graphics that enhance the oral presentation.

* Decision Making and Judgment - Demonstrated competency in the ability to:
* 6-B-3 determines what type of decision is required - unilateral, democratic, or consensus.