Parking Planner

Arlington County Government
Arlington, VA
United States
October 20, 2017
Professional Area: 
Civil Engineering
Transportation Planning
Urban Design
Experience: 
3-5 years
AICP Certification: 
Not required
Salary Range: 
$69,409.60 - $118,144.00 Annually

Are you interested in working in one of the most innovative multi-modal communities in the country? Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking an experienced planning professional to be part of the County's parking and curbside management team.

This Parking Planner is responsible for using research and data analysis to formulate strategies and provide recommendations to improve current operations and policy for County parking and curbside-management. Fulfilling these responsibilities requires designing and managing projects that require collaboration with County staff across departments and outside consultants on the design and management of on-street and off-street parking and curb use projects.

Specific duties include:

  • Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, spreadsheets, and other databases to compile, query, analyze, and interpret on-street and off-street parking and curb use data;
  • Conducting parking and curbside-management studies;
  • Coordinating the collection of data and researching and incorporating other data (ex: demographic information, transportation-system-performance, and transportation-behavior) into the analyses for policy recommendations;
  • Preparing reports and presentations for other County staff, residents, and County officials that summarize analysis and provide recommendations based on that analysis;
  • Providing information on curbside management best practices to other County staff, residents, and County officials;
  • Managing consultant services by providing quality assurance/quality control of consultant-collected data and information;
  • Preparing responses to complaints or concerns received from residents, business owners and property owners;
  • Assisting the Parking Permit Coordinator with managing the Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) by providing support in writing database queries and other reporting tools;
  • Coordinating the work of various contractors including garage operators, consultants, temporary staff agencies, and professional engineering and architectural firms;
  • Working with the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) and the Public Service Aids (PSAs) in strategic parking enforcement;
  • Reviewing and approving parking management and garage plans as part of the site plan review process; and
  • Supporting the management of three parking garages, including one undergoing major renovation and upgrades.


The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated problem solver with experience in on-street and off-street parking management, incorporating transportation and land use best practices into parking and curbside management operations, performing complex analysis and interpretation of spatial and non-spatial quantitative data, and managing issues associated with freight and taxi/ride-hailing practices.

Selection Criteria:

Minimums: Bachelor's degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Transportation, or related field, plus considerable progressively responsible experience in parking management or transportation planning.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Conducting parking and/or curbside-management studies;
  • Applying descriptive and inferential statistics methods to summarize and draw conclusions from parking or curbside-management data using Excel;
  • Using Python, R, Visual Basic, or other language to automate analysis tasks;
  • Designing and using relational databases to store, retrieve, summarize, and analyze data; and/or
  • Delivering on-street and/or off-street parking management programs or services.

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