Planner Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Nov 12, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Stormwater Planning Division as the primary point of contact to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD).

Provides planning recommendations and evaluates impacts from development proposals and County policy initiatives on the County’s watersheds and stormwater management system. The Planner III also coordinates with and offers technical assistance to DPD, Land Development Services, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, and other County departments and agencies on stormwater planning, flooding, and watershed related issues.

Duties include:
  • Works independently to research, analyze, and make recommendations to DPD regarding stormwater, flooding, and/or watershed related issues.
  • Provides stormwater and watershed related technical expertise during negotiations and discussions with applicants, residents, and County staff.
  • Represents DPWES Stormwater at development review meetings, including internal staffing meetings and external meetings with applicants or stakeholders.
  • Presents DPWES Stormwater positions at public hearings before the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, or Board of Zoning Appeals. Writes, prepares, and contributes to the development of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and presentations.
  • Assists with addressing watershed, stream health, and drainage inquiries.
  • Coordinates with other county and state agencies on capital improvement projects that may impact the county’s watersheds and communities and identifies and initiates partnership opportunities to provide enhanced stormwater management.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Applies county and division safety policies, programs, and initiatives to all work activities.
Note: This position will be required to be available 24 hours a day/seven days a week to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

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 in a planning related field; plus four years of experience in a planning-related field.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee is required to complete a criminal background 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.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with implementation and maintenance of stormwater management infrastructure and facilities in suburban and urban environments, particularly design standards and specifications of stormwater best management practices;
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of hydrology, stormwater, and watershed management;
  • Ability to meet and communicate effectively with County representatives, stakeholders, and the public;
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret documents relating to land use, zoning, environmental planning, and public facilities and review their compatibility with County watershed and stormwater management goals;
  • Ability to collect, synthesize and analyze research data, and present in an understandable written form to a non-technical audience;
  • Ability to communicate and present technical information effectively to individuals, resident groups, and public bodies;
  • Ability to establish and to maintain excellent working relationships with co-workers, elected and appointed officials, development representatives, and residents;
  • Ability to set individual priorities, manage time efficiently, and exhibit sound judgement;
  • Ability to identify effective solutions to process or programmatic problems;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and configuration of the Esri ArcGIS platform to create and sustain maps, data, analyses, and applications in support of business processes. The Esri ArcGIS platform includes desktop GIS (e.g., ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) and web GIS (e.g., ArcGIS Online and Enterprise, Field Maps, Survey123, Collector, Web App Builder, etc.).

Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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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