Trails & Infrastructure Coordinator (Engineer III)

$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Oct 01, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Full Time

Serves as the Park Authority's trails and infrastructure program coordinator. Performs trail planning and participates in the preparation of an annual trails work plan. Collaborates with multi-discipline professional staff in team environment as the lead on engineering plan review and analysis of trails, transportation, and other infrastructure projects on parkland. Creates or contributes to park master plans, participates in park system planning, and reports on park issues and projects especially as they pertain to trails, transportation, and other infrastructure improvements on parkland.

Performs engineering reviews and writes analytical memos on development plans, public improvement plans, environmental impact statements, and other proposals to identify park impacts and negotiate for mitigation measures. Reads and interprets engineered drawings and grading plans to understand the potential impacts of trail, road, and other infrastructure alignments on parkland. Interacts with external engineering, environmental, and construction contractors. Coordinates with other county, state, and federal agency staff to ensure impacts of infrastructure plans on or near parkland are avoided, minimized, or mitigated.

Functions as a project team leader and project manager to develop park trails plans and conduct special studies of issues that may impact parks and park trails. Comprehensively evaluates site conditions, constraints, and opportunities and evaluates options and scenarios for future park trail development. Performs park system trail planning, evaluates candidate trail projects, identifies trail project scopes, improves connectivity to parks, prepares planning-level project budgets, and participates in the preparation of an annual trail work plan. Serves as team member for park master plan development and assists with creation of a countywide trail and park access plan. Helps to identify bond projects and develop capital improvement program.

Prepares and presents oral and written presentations for the Park Authority Board, Trails and Sidewalks Committee, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and to the general public at public meetings and on site visits to parks. Serves as a member of the county's Trails and Sidewalks Committee by regularly attending meetings and occasionally making presentations to the group. Evaluates and responds to citizen, developer, or public official requests to construct trails on parkland.

Illustrative Duties Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Performs all the duties of the Engineer II and as applicable;
  • Interacts with external engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of county resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Solves complex project design or construction challenges such as unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, minimizing disruption of operations during phased construction, minimizing disruption to the public;
  • Prepares project cost estimates and schedules for various project types;
  • Mentors and leads less experienced staff in day-to-day business or for special projects;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for county projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with county standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Coordinates and resolves utility conflicts;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors, developers or individuals;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design
  • requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • 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 accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

A valid driver's license.

Appointee must complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Two or more years of experience working in the public sector;
  • Education and/or experience in urban planning, trails planning, and/or transportation planning;
  • Public engagement and public speaking experience;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of trail planning, design, and construction;
  • 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.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain, and walk and/or stand on uneven terrain for trail inspections. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview with exercise/examination.

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.

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