Code Specialist II
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 1.1 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 protects 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 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.
Manages the legal phase of the Stormwater Management Enforcement Program, including prioritizing cases, 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. Lead criminal cases in General District Court and be able to work with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office on cases that may lead to trial. Assist 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.
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, public administration, 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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must have a valid driver's license. 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.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Experience 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. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations.
Panel interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise may be administered.
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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.