Monday, August 11, 2014

Fairfax Co Bike Coordinator position opening

Fairfax County is looking for a replacement for the current bike coordinator, Charlie Strunk. Charlie will be leaving the county the end of this year. The position is located in the Department of Transportation and pays $64,254 - $107,090 annually. The closing date for applications is September 5.

From the bike coordinator job announcement:
This Coordinator works in the Capital Projects and Operations Division and is directly responsible for managing and overseeing the county's comprehensive bicycle program, including both capital and non-capital program areas and projects. Serves as the senior technical resource on all Fairfax County bicycle issues, and supervises one Transportation Planner II.

Position responsibilities include: Coordinates with other staff, agencies, and departments involved in bicycle planning, design, and construction including both public and private sectors. Develops policies and procedures to enhance and support bicycling as part of the county's multi-modal transportation policy and complete streets efforts.

Responsible for bicycle project development including coordinating and reviewing projects assigned to others. Reviews development applications and plans including rezoning applications, special exceptions/special permits, and site plans assuring that bicycle issues are addressed. Coordinates with the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding state transportation improvement projects assuring bicycle issues are addressed.

Manages the county's growing bicycle parking infrastructure program including the bicycle locker rental program and the new network of secure, enclosed bicycle storage rooms Assists with identifying and securing funding for both capital and non-capital bicycle projects. Responsible for developing and prioritizing bicycle projects to be added to the county's transportation improvement program. Works with elected officials, agency representatives, design consultants, bicycle advocacy groups, and the general public on all county bicycle-related issues. This position will require attendance and participation at public meetings, public hearings, and workshops, as well as both local and regional bicycling events.
We'll write more later about Charlie's many accomplishments as bike coordinator.

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