Code Specialist I

Fairfax, Virginia
$51,873.74 - $86,455.41 Annually
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
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Coordinates the signs in the Rights-of-Way Program. Conducts inspections and investigations, collects photographic evidence, and utilizes GPS to document evidence related to illegal signs placed in the rights of way. Gathers necessary information to determine responsible parties and enforce relevant codes. Prepares reports of inspection findings, citing violations of applicable code sections based on analysis of inspection findings and maintains inspection files. Records coded entries in designated database for tracking purposes. Documents case specifics with appropriate photographic evidence for the electronic case records. Prepares and issues warning letters, memoranda, and other correspondence in order to obtain voluntary compliance. Prepares evidentiary material for presentation and subsequently testifies in court as required. Communicates with complainants, violators, other members of the community, representatives from the governing body and senior county staff regarding case specifics as well as pertinent aspects of the program. Participates in public outreach activities and answers technical questions.

Note: The salary offer for the position will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($51,873.74 to $$69,164.99) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employee.

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 a field of study directly related to the industry being regulated such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, biological or environmental science, public administration, law enforcement, legal studies, or a related field.


Prior field work conducting inspections or investigations; knowledge of the process by which code violations in Fairfax County are resolved; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to handle interpersonal conflict situations with tact and diplomacy.

  • Driver's License (Required)

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.

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

Ability to operate a vehicle safely and legally in accordance with Fairfax County Standards of Conduct. Ability to lift items weighing up to 15 pounds. Ability to operate and carry inspection equipment (radio, camera, flashlight, tape measure, placards, clipboard, pen, and paper). Ability to move neck/head up and down and side to side, bend, reach, twist, and/or stoop, climb, walk/traverse rough, icy, or broken terrain, and go up and down steep inclines. Ability to wear required department-issued protective footwear. Ability to speak clearly and understandably, and to tolerate various weather conditions while conducting field investigations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview may include 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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