Bicycle/Pedestrian Specialist, CS-301-13 Salary Range: $83,481.00 - $107,556 Number of Vacancies: Three (3) Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not in a collective bargaining unit Tour of Duty: 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM; Monday - Friday Duration of Appointment: Permanent Career Service Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation, (DDOT), Project Delivery Administration (PDA), Planning and Sustainability Division. The purpose of this position is to manage bicycle, pedestrian and other sustainable transportation studies and plans, including the procurement and management of consulting firms. These plans provide the basis for investment of District and Federal resources through the establishment of long range policy objectives and near-term investment programs.
Review transportation and real estate development projects to ensure the provision of facilities and programs supporting transit ridership, bicycling, walking, teleworking, ridesharing, and car-sharing and the safety of these users of the transportation system.
Oversee the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian facilities including trails, bike lanes, pedestrian ways, traffic calming, bicycle parking, and bicycle sharing.
Develop and manage project budgets, and hire and manage transportation consultants.
Develop public information and outreach campaigns to educate drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians concerning bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Establish liaison and maintain coordination with government entities, the private sector, and with the residents of the District of Columbia through the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and by other means.
Establish relationships with other government agencies to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and access, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and the National Park Service.
Conduct nationwide and international research to identify practices, regulations, and enforcement strategies that have shown to improve traffic calming and pedestrian and bicycle safety in an urban setting comparable to Washington DC. Participates in special transportation planning and related policy studies; writes issue papers and prepares plans and reports regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety and access.
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Comprehensive professional knowledge of transportation planning and engineering theories, principles, practices and a professional knowledge of the concepts of public administration, particularly as they relate to bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
The ability to create transportation plans and develop project descriptions for transportation services and facilities for the District of Columbia, interpret results, identify alternatives, seek public input/comment, and private sector comments.
Knowledge of traffic engineering as it relates bicycle and pedestrian access and safety.
Knowledge of budgeting and contractual procedures and requirements to ensure the attainment of program goals;
Ability to effectively communicate with others, both orally and in writing.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
This position has been designated as an essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operations, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.
The position has been deemed security-sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s licenses.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Master’s degree in planning, engineering, or urban design preferred.
About District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) enhances the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely, with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.