Trails Section Manager (Construction/Maintenance Project Manager II)

$70,550.69 - $117,584.69 Annually
Sep 24, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Full Time

Plans, coordinates, and supervises the Park Authority's Trail Section in the Planning and Development Division. Leads trail project development and implementation throughout all lifecycles, prepares an annual work plan, identifies trail project scopes, improves connectivity to parks, prepares project budgets and schedules, implements the design and construction phases for assigned trail projects, and brings projects to successful completion according to approved budgets and schedules. Selects consultants, reviews and guides the design phase, manages permitting activities, prepares bid documents, selects qualified contractors, and implements the construction phases of assigned projects. Applies engineering and construction expertise to resolve challenges encountered during project lifecycles, works closely with the project team and other agencies, conducts field inspections of trail projects to ensure compliance with applicable code requirements, prepares and presents reports, prepares board items, and updates status reports for active projects. Supervises a team of project managers, acts as an advocate for the trails program, and closely coordinates trail improvements with user groups and other county agencies. Utilizes GIS and related tools, AutoCADD software, Microsoft desktop office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other applications as needed.

Illustrative Duties
  • Coordinates and manages multi-discipline architectural and engineering (A/E) projects of ranging complexity, type and scope for facilities renovation, maintenance, stormwater facilities, transportation facilities, and other County projects from inception, design, award, construction, and through the warranty period;
  • Prepares solicitations for services and directs the consultant selection process;
  • Functions as project team leader and coordinates completion schedules with multiple contractors and/or vendors;
  • Plans, monitors and coordinates work performed by construction or maintenance contractors;
  • Supervises professional, paraprofessional technical and administrative personnel assigned to the project;
  • Ensures that all contracts and on-site processes and work are in compliance with Federal, State and County codes;
  • Develops requests for proposals, scopes of services, bid packages, contracts, amendments and other documents for the selection and contracting of consultant services;
  • Provides quality control to ensure construction process achieves the required goals and meet project specifications;
  • Reviews work in progress for cost and compatibility with County standards, operational needs and regulatory/permit compliance;
  • Ensures that necessary field inspections are conducted to verify compliance with applicable code requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, with the Public Facilities Manual, Erosion and Sediment Control Standards, as well as other Commonwealth laws and regulations relating to construction projects;
  • Facilitates and conducts meetings with public groups, citizens and other stakeholders to gain support for projects, explain issues and resolve conflicts;
  • Ensures clear and thorough communication with public and/or involved parties on all aspects of projects;
  • Prepares and presents reports to citizen groups, boards and commissions;
  • Attends meetings and conferences.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in building, maintenance and facility construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of the Public Facilities Manual, the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction and land disturbing activities in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Knowledge of Fairfax County Purchasing Resolution and agency-specific A/E contracting requirements;
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and amendments;
  • Ability to enforce contractual specifications;
  • Ability to plan, monitor, direct and coordinate the work of a multi-disciplinary team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • Ability to review construction documents and proposals for cost evaluation and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to work effectively with construction contractors, design professionals, engineers, code enforcement and zoning personnel;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County and State officials and citizen groups;
  • Ability to coordinate, conduct and facilitate meetings with public groups, citizens and other project stakeholders;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.
Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related; plus five years of experience in the management of large and complex construction or maintenance projects to include two years managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple contractors.


  • A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of trail design, construction and maintenance;
  • Experience in program and project management, contract management, staff supervision, collaboration, and team work;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with GIS and/or GIS-based tools/applications and the construction phase of assigned projects.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain, and walk and/or stand on uneven terrain for trail inspections. All duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.