Transportation Planning Specialist 4
Company: State of Washington
Posted on: June 4, 2021
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the
steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that
helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently
throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and
operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest
ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating
bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling
WSDOT is currently seeking an individual with strong analytical
abilities, project management experience, and excellent
communication skills to join our Management of Mobility (MOM) team
as a Transportation Planning Specialist 4. This critical role will
serve as a project leader conducting advanced corridor and
transportation studies by gathering, analyzing, and applying
planning data. Additionally, this position will represent the
department in collaborating with other federal, state and local
agencies in determining analytical models, methods, or procedures
to conduct evaluative studies. To thrive in this role, qualified
individuals will need to be self-starters, embrace continuous
process improvement, and have a strong commitment to advancing the
policy goals of WSDOT.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this
role, the Transportation Planning Specialist 4 will:
- Conduct and lead corridor studies and draft reports in response
to legislative provisos and direction.
- Facilitate management meetings, manage and assign tasks to
consultants and staff, coordinate and complete technical document
review, draft reports, conduct and summarize outreach efforts,
coordinate with legislative contacts, format and publish accessible
materials to WSDOT website.
- Lead efforts to conduct research and analysis using traffic
studies, ridership forecasts, environmental justice studies,
population forecasts, and travel demand modeling to make planning
- Coordinate efforts to engage multiple agencies, policy makers,
and jurisdictions to evaluate policy
- Organize and facilitate meetings with intern/external partners,
synthesize and document feedback.
- Coordinate with external agencies on potential pilot
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are
- The ability to effectively communicate with others both written
- The ability to use a personal computer to develop calculations,
documents, spreadsheets, estimates and project
- Working knowledge of transportation planning principles,
related federal, state, and DOT policies, standards, and
- Extensive knowledge of State and Federal transportation
policies, procedures, and requirements.
- The ability to communicate with diverse audiences, verbally and
in written format, and present complex information to large and
- The ability to operate a state owned vehicle.
- The ability to occasionally attend meetings outside of regular
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Bachelor's degree involving major study in transportation,
landscape architecture, environmental or urban, regional or land
use planning, engineering, public or business administration,
economics or natural or physical sciences.
- Four years' professional transportation experience involving
analysis and evaluation of transportation issues and problems.
Analysis of environmental issues and problems that involve
transportation issues will also be considered qualifying
- A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute
for one year of the required experience.
- Two years as a Transportation Planning Specialist 3,
Transportation Engineer 3, Landscape Designer 3, or equivalent
In addition to the above the following are preferred:
- Experience with community engagement and outreach.
- Experience with multimodal transportation.
- Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Experience with Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL)
and/or State and National environmental Policy Acts (SEPA/NEPA)
policy and legal requirements.
- The salary listed for this position includes a legislative
approved 5% premium for workers in King County.
- Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this position will be remote
in a telework capacity full-time. Once the restrictions are lifted,
WSDOT supports a flexible work schedule with partial telework
opportunities, depending on business needs and prior supervisor
- Work-Life Balance - We offer flexible work schedules that allow
you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
- Paid Leave - In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time
employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Tuition Assistance - Permanent employees have several options
for assistance with education expenses, including tuition
reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating
colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student
- Plan For Your Future - WSDOT offers a comprehensive
benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options.
Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and
much more. Go to State Benefits for more
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?
How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted
electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to
determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the "Work
Experience" portion of the application be completed in as much
detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include
the following with your online application:
- An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order)
your experience to date.
- An attached Cover Letter that further explains your
qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable
candidate for this role.
- Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can
attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related
competencies. This information can be entered in the "References"
section of the online application; does not require an additional
Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will
be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is
required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance
of creating an environment in which all employees can feel
respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the
agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing
different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering
growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic
minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age,
disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual
orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons
with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or
those needing this job announcement in an alternative format
may contact the listed Recruiter.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information,
please visit www.uscis.gov
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the
assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at ShullCo@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be
sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-04477 in the subject
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