Code Specialist II

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Full Time

Manages the legal phase of the Stormwater Management Enforcement Program, including prioritizing cases, and coordinating and conducting non-routine stormwater management facility inspections as part of the county's Private Stormwater Facility Inspection Program for compliance with pertinent federal, state and county regulations and procedures. Prepares written notices of violation and ensures corrective actions are taken as part of enforcement procedures. Provides guidance on Notices of Violations and other orders that are sent to violators in an attempt to correct violations. Leads criminal cases in General District Court and works with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office on cases that may lead to trial. Assists on civil court prosecutions to work in conjunction with the County Attorney's Office. Responds and processes appeals to the Director and possibly the DEQ board. Performs technical data collection, management and reporting. Interprets site plans, topographic maps and construction drawings as they relate to stormwater management and adheres to established safety procedures. This job will be under the supervision of the Code Specialist III and Branch Chief for the Code Development and Compliance Division.

Illustrative Duties
  • Implements policies related to the issuance of permits, the conduct of inspections and the enforcement of applicable codes, ordinances, and county or state regulatory requirements;
  • Serves as a technical assistant in the interpretation, development, or enforcement of applicable codes, ordinances, and related internal policies, provides technical interpretation for citizens, staff and county officials, and ensures compliance and consistency in code ordinance, and regulatory enforcement;
  • Assists in the design and presentation of technical training concerning applicable codes, ordinances, policies, and regulatory requirements;
  • Conducts reviews and/or inspections of projects to verify compliance with applicable, county and state codes and regulations;
  • Conducts investigations of violations and/or complaints of applicable county and state regulatory requirements;
  • Prepares appropriate notices of violations, summonses and subpoenas;
  • Creates or assists in the creation of maps in Arc GIS detailing stormwater related features;
  • May serve on multiple agency and departmental management teams, committees, or taskforces;
  • Prepares and presents reports to senior management, citizens, and public officials;
  • May serve as a witness at hearings or in judicial proceedings related to violations of codes, ordinances, or construction or land-development project completion issues;
  • Assists with criminal and civil court prosecutions and coordinates case preparations including the collection of evidence and the presentation of testimony as a witness.
Employment Standards

Any combination of education, 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, business, finance, political science, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field; plus two years of progressively more responsible complaint resolution and/or code enforcement experience in the industry being regulated.


  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Completion of first required training class (Basic Stormwater Management in Virginia) within six months of appointment and possession of a valid SWM Project Inspector certification within 24 months from the date of completion of first required training class.
  • E&S Inspector Certification within 18 months of appointment is required.
Experience with handling court cases and appeals. Three or more years of experience in preparing court summons, warrants, and chronologies for the County Attorney's Office. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong public interaction and complaint management skills. Knowledge of Stormwater facilities and how they function.

Ability to conduct field surveys that require walking long distances and carrying equipment through rough terrain including stream valleys and wetlands. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

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

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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