Arlington, Virginia
$65,998.40 - $100,755.20 Annually
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Environmental Services' Division of Transportation and Development is seeking a Construction Management Specialist to join its Development Services Bureau. This professional will be responsible for overseeing the inspection and enforcement of construction activities, and the inspection of public infrastructure within the County public rights-of-ways or easements.

The Development Services Bureau regulates and oversees various public and private sector development activities that include: reviewing of site civil design plans, land disturbing activity permits, subdivision plats, easement plats, and public improvement bonds; inspecting public infrastructure built by developers; inspecting and enforcing 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:

  • Inspecting various infrastructure, construction, and development projects within the County to include:
    • Curb, gutter, sidewalk, pavement, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, and other public infrastructure built by private sector contractors and developers to ensure compliance with approved civil design plans, State and County construction standards and specifications, and County development policies;
    • Development projects for the purpose of accepting as-built public infrastructure for County operation and maintenance, and the release of associated public improvement bonds; and
    • Work performed in the public-right-of-way by private sector contractors, developers and utility companies to ensure compliance with right-of-way use permits, approved plans, Maintenance of Traffic plans, E&S plans, State and County construction standards and specifications.
  • Issuing notices of violation or stop-work orders to contractors or builders performing illicit or unpermitted activities in the public right-of-way;
  • Investigating reports or complaints associated with construction activities or uses in the public right-of-way;
  • Meeting with citizens, contractors, builders and property owners to mitigate and resolve conflicts or problems associated with uses and activities in the public right-of-way;
  • Participating in the departmental signoff of Certificates of Occupancy on development projects inspected; and
  • Maintaining logs and reports of compliance and code enforcement information.
The successful employee will be skilled in interacting and communicating with stakeholders with competing priorities and interests including citizens, business owners, contractors, developers, utility companies, and State and County staff, and be adept at responding to inquiries related to projects assigned or any construction activities or issues reported both in writing and verbally. Employees must be able to manage multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously, work effectively with developers, contractors, utility companies, and other team members, keep organized records of investigations and assigned projects, and be adept at problem solving while adhering to compliance regulations.

Selection Criteria
  • High school diploma, GED, or completion of technical school in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field,
  • Three years of construction-related experience that includes at least one of the following areas:
    • Administering or inspecting construction activities related to development or public infrastructure projects;
    • Erosion & Sediment Control (E&S) inspections; and/or
    • Compliance enforcement of ordinances, codes, plans, or specifications.
  • Additional certification requirements outlined in the Special Requirements section.
Substitution: A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field can substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience or certifications in one or more of the following:
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field;
  • Dual Commonwealth of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Certification;
  • Inspecting construction projects for state and local government
  • Designing, constructing, or inspecting water mains, storm and sanitary sewer systems, or other public infrastructure facilities;
  • Working with site design plans, grading plans, street and utility plans, building permit plans, erosion and sediment control plans; and/or
  • Surveying in establishing elevations, grades, slopes and reading cut sheets.

Special Requirements
Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

Employees must obtain Commonwealth of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Certification and Stormwater Management Inspector Certification within one (1) year of hire date.

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.

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