Mar 15, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a construction inspection supervisor to manage a team of construction management specialists who are responsible for: 1) inspecting the installation of new infrastructure built in the public right-of-way by private sector developers and contractors for operation and maintenance by DES; 2) enforcing Federal, State, and County codes, regulations, construction standards and specifications, and County policies; and 3) inspecting all construction activities associated with the issuance of public right-of-way use permits.  Some project work may involve working in a high-profile, politically-charged and controversial environment.  This position primarily will serve as the primary point of contact with the community and developers when conflicts arise and reports to the Bureau Chief of Development Services. 

This supervisory position is in the Development Services Bureau in the Division of Transportation and Development that regulates and oversees various public and private sector development activities that include:  review of site civil design plans, land disturbing activity permits, subdivision plats, easement plats, and public improvement bonds; inspection of public infrastructure built by developers; inspection and enforcement of erosion and sediment controls and regulating storm water management activities on construction sites; and processing special exception development projects for approval by the County Board.

Specific duties include:

  • Setting priorities, developing work procedures and standards, and determining workforce needs of the construction management specialist unit to ensure successful completion of projects;
  • Providing program and technical oversight and guidance to team members;
  • Reviewing construction plans to ensure enforcement of Federal, State, and County regulations;
  • Ensuring compliance with State and County construction standards and specifications, and DES development policies;
  • Coordinating inspection work with home owners, utilities, developers, contractors, and other internal and external agencies;
  • Serving as a mediator for the resolution of issues that may arise during the inspection process; and
  • Handling complex or contentious complaints and inquiries from the general public including contractors and developers;

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field, plus considerable progressively responsible experience inspecting or administering construction activities related to site and infrastructure development.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience interpreting development code requirements and construction standards for public construction projects;
  • Experience applying Federal, State, or local stormwater management regulations including ADA guidelines and erosion and sediment control regulations to construction projects and ADA guidelines;
  • Experience performing problem or conflict resolution with multiple parties and stakeholders who have competing interests; and
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Stormwater Management Inspector or Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector certifications.

Special Requirements

Must obtain Commonwealth of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Certification within six months of hire date.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.  

The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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