Project Coordinator - Project Management Branch Chief

Fairfax, Virginia
$84,842.99 - $141,404.64 Annually
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Land Development Services (LDS) seeks a motivated, collaborative, analytically minded hardworking candidate to oversee the LDS Project Management Branch. This position would work in the Operations Division; the team's mission is "Align Business, People, Processes and Technology." The successful candidate would embrace that mission to lead the LDS Project Management Program. Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations for LDS, the Project Management Branch Chief -Project Coordinator position would:

Manages and supervises a group of engineering professionals, planners, technical staff; related para-professionals, and administrative positions that participate in the project management program. Promote, develop and implement best project management practices throughout all facets of the land development process. Provide guidance to staff to be facilitators in assisting clients in the processing of their development projects through the zoning, plan review, bonding, permitting, construction, inspection, tenant fit-out, and occupancy processes. Assists staff in providing procedural, regulatory and technical guidance throughout the land development process to assist with application, plan and/or permit approval, working closely with the clients and their contractors, engineers, and appropriate agencies etc. to facilitate resolution of issues/problems that arise. As requested, participates in the development of ordinances, policies and practices that directly affect the land development process.

Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Position requires incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences. Complies with county, agency, and job specific training, including limited Emergency Management and Safety related courses.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a related field, and six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with land planning and/or redevelopment.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Surveyor, Planner or Landscape Architect.
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience managing land development/improvement projects and process.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Significant experience using project scheduling/management software.

Position requires incumbent to be mobile with periods requiring sedentary tasks. Ability to operate computer driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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