Planner Iv - Proffer Coordinator

Fairfax, Virginia
$83,183.78 - $138,639.28 Annually
Jun 03, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Program Manager
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 then LDS is the place for you.

This Planner IV position, provides high-level, comprehensive leadership within LDS and among all land development agencies involved in the review and enforcement of proffers.

Duties include:

  • Implements, monitors and manages proffer enforcement programs and policies to ensure that proffers are complied with, efficiently reviewed and clearly tracked.
  • Conducts regular outreach and training to all agencies and divisions who have responsibility to review and enforce proffers and manages an accountability program to ensure program success.
  • Provides quality control checks and cultivates relationships with all agencies and divisions involved in proffer review to understand steps needed to gain compliance and the associated challenges.
  • Provides troubleshooting support to developers and reviewers in resolving disputes regarding proffer compliance.
  • Creates a metrics program to identify patterns and trends and metrics to identify improvements and lead the efforts to implement them.
  • Works with all agencies involved in proffer enforcement to streamline reviews and tracking mechanisms.
  • Provides regular training, feedback and guidance to staff involved in the review of proposed proffer language.
  • Identifies further measures to improve proffers at the time they are written, to maximize effectiveness.

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 five years of experience in a planning-related field.

Valid driver's license.

  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
  • The appointee is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Five or more years of experience in the field of land development.
  • Five or more years of experience conducting regular training and outreach.
  • Five or more years of experience in writing, reviewing, enforcing and/or tracking proffers and/or development conditions.
  • Previous experience in preparing, reviewing, or enforcing entitlement applications, site/grading plans, building/architectural plans.

Work is generally sedentary and has ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a 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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