Urban Designer/Revitalization Program Manager

$68,998.18 - $114,997.17 yr
Mar 13, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time
Works as part of the Office of Community Revitalization managing the county's commercial revitalization and reinvestment initiatives such as creating and implementing streetscape plans and design guidelines; preparation of building massing studies and conceptual master plans; development review, revitalization districts, and comprehensive planning. Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Facilitates, promotes, and coordinates revitalization projects, programs and initiatives in assigned areas.
  • Assists the community in developing and implementing visions for their areas, and participates in the review of zoning and site plan applications, special studies, Comprehensive Plan amendments, capital improvement projects and public-private partnerships.
  • May prepare urban design guidelines, develop conceptual plans, and complete critical review of urban design component of land use submissions. May foster economic development, identifying targets of opportunity for redevelopment and reinvestment, community engagement and other aspects of planning, and revitalization and redevelopment projects.
  • Assists in the general administration of the revitalization program.
  • Works closely with area revitalization groups, land owners, developers, and public officials.
  • Coordinates closely with other county departments.
  • Represents the office with the public, before the Board of Supervisors, and with federal, state and local agencies.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a degree in planning, public or business administration, urban design or related field and four years of progressively responsible, directly related professional experience.

The preferred candidate possesses the following:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college in urban or regional planning, public or business administration, urban design or related field (i.e., landscape architecture or architecture;
  • Four years of urban design or project/program management experience;
  • Familiarity with Sketchup, AutoCad, Publisher and/or Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Knowledge and experience with incentives such as tax, finance and/or community development authorities;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks or projects;
  • Direct experience with working with or for local government in a design or planning field.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Is required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

The following physical requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation. Work is based in a standard office environment using standard office equipment. Must be able to enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and must be able to make verbal and written presentations.

Panel Interview, may include written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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