Want to Help FCPS Kids Walk and Bike To School Safely? Apply For This Job

Bike to School Day in Reston 2013/Photo Courtesy of Steve GurneyWant to encourage  walking and biking to school for Fairfax County Public School students? Then think about applying for this job opening postedb y the school system.

Fairfax County Public Schools is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator. FCPS received a grant for the position from the VDOT Safe Routes to School program in July. Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Hiring has been lobbying for several years for the school to create such a position.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is an advocacy group that encourages walking and biking to school – and the infrastructure to get children safely there. It has programs in all 50 states, including National Walk to School and Bike to School Day.

The job is a one-year position in the Office of Safety and Security and will pay up to $32 an hour, according to the official job posting on the FCPS website.

The post includes organizing school division activities for Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day, which have had wide participation in Reston schools. The coordinator will also organize programs for regular walking school buses and bike trains and create materials for Walk to School and Bike to School Day;  and coordinate with local transportation engineers and officials on needed infrastructure, especially in regards to individual schools.

See additional qualifications and responsibilities on FCPS’ website.

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