Transportation Planner (Parking)


Date Posted



Urban Planning August 10, 2018 District of Columbia Government Washington, DC, USA

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Job Summary:

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Parking and Ground Transportation Division (PGTD). The incumbent will develop plans and policies pertaining to transportation systems for the District of Columbia (District) for the safe andefficient movement of people, goods and information along the public rights-of-way; and to improve the District’s economic competitiveness and quality of life for its citizens.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops strategies and programs to provide for the efficient use of public space for vehicle parking, including the development of plans and policies to regulate curbside parking; and develops pricing and other mechanisms to effectively manage curbside parking activities.Develops parking demand management strategies, policies and programs to efficiently manage existing and future public and private parking supply.

Develops strategies, policies, and programs to effectively manage residential vehicle parking programs; and major traffic generators, such as stadiums, convention centers, schools, recreational centers, performing art centers and other major traffic generators.

Reviews proposed land use, development, streetscape, and transportation plans, designs and policies for compliance with Department goals and objectives to provide adequate parking. Collects and analyzes data on the economic, social, environmental, and energy effects of vehicle parking on public land. Manages consultant studies designed to develop strategies, policies, plans and programs to effectively manage parking supply and demand in the District.

Coordinates with employers, employees, community groups and residents of the District of Columbia to develop parking demand management strategies, policies, plans and programs to ensure adequate parking supply while not encouraging unnecessary vehicular travel.

Coordinates parking supply and demand policies and programs with the DDOT, Policy and Legislative Affairs Division, Planning and Sustainability Division, Traffic Safety Division, Public Space Regulation Division and Infrastructure Project Management Division, as well as the Office of Planning and other District Government agencies. Coordinates parking supply and demand policies and programs with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Business Improvement Districts, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and other groups to seek their commitment to implement parking demand management policies and programs


  • Expert knowledge of the legislative process, and an understanding of transportation laws and regulations at the local, state and/or federal level.
  • Expert knowledge and ability to research, review, interpret, analyze, critique, and draft legislation and identify legal challenges or issues that may arise because of pending or existing legislation.
  • Ability to conduct public policy research and analysis on Federal and state transportation issues.
  • Ability to represent the Department and develop effective working relationships with the Mayor’s Office, Council and Congressional staff and officials, agency managers, stakeholders, other District Government agencies and offices, and other appropriate parties in carrying out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to conduct briefings and presentations to communicate ideas and recommendations clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of monitoring governmental legislative and regulatory agendas and identifying those initiatives that impact upon local government agencies.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements

  • Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Administration or closely related field.   Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience required.

Working Conditions / Environment 

The work is performed in a setting that requires normal safety precautions typical of an office environment, and meeting or training rooms. The work area is properly lighted, ventilated and heated.  Work is primarily sedentary, however, some walking, bending, and driving a vehicle is required.

Other Significant Facts

This position has been designated as an essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual Chapter 12. As such, your service may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, e.g., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operations, food distribution, and communication. These duties maybe performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.

Incumbent is required to perform work after normal duty hours, attend community meetings, and may be required to be on standby duty status, 24 hours a day, seven days a weeks.

This position maybe subject to criminal background checks and/or driving record checks, as well as random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to DC Act 15-620.

DDOT Benefits

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city.  Employee benefits include:

  • Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at
  • Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
  • Free rides on DC Circulator buses
  • Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
  • Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
  • Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)

The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Closing date: August 26th, 2018