Chief Of Project Management Branch (project Coordinator)

Fairfax, Virginia
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Sep 11, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) is seeking a Branch Chief responsible for leading a team of highly skilled professionals in the Project Management Branch within the Engineering and Environmental Compliance Division (EECD). The Chief is a key leader within EECD focused on all facets of project management and is a member of the SWMP management and leadership teams. Provides leadership and strategic guidance in the planning, design, and construction of large-scale Capital Improvement and Maintenance Projects, and is directly responsible for the project and program management of very large, complex facility master planning and environmental development projects. Provides strategic leadership in project development, budgeting, negotiations, public outreach, and evaluating environmental benefit. SWMP partners include design consultants, construction companies, community stakeholders, and a matrix organizational team of county stakeholders. Projects vary in scale and nature but will focus on modernizing our Solid Waste Facilities, using Net Zero Energy and Zero Waste goals. Manages resources to assure agency performance goals are met for budget, schedule, quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Successfully provides strategic leadership, management, and guidance to direct reports and assigned resources. Serves as lead point of communications with County senior leadership and stakeholders, including elected officials. Leads proactive and collaborative communications efforts for a coordinated strategic direction and to assure that stakeholders are attuned to project progress. Establishes, manages, and oversees project budgets and cash flows. Responsible for the overall program management for CIP projects assigned to the branch that include planning, scope and budget development, site assessment and coordination, consultant selection, negotiations, and contract management, design and quality control, and construction oversight. Provides planning and contractual recommendations to County senior leadership. Provides strategic leadership in support of process improvements and organizational development initiatives, safety training and awareness, employee development, quality assurance, and environmental stewardship. Promotes proactive collaboration with partners in SWMP Operations, DPWES, and county-wide stakeholders. Leads public meetings and conferences. Serves on technical committees, plays a key role in implementing the county's Sustainable Development Policy and JET Initiatives, and provides testimony at public hearings. The Branch Chief is required to serve on the SWMP Emergency Management team including the required trainings and serve in the Emergency Operations Center. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Director of EECD.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a related field, and six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with land planning and/or redevelopment.

Valid driver's license.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience as a team leader on large, complex construction and/or maintenance projects.
  • Experience negotiating and implementing landfill or transfer station projects involving design, construction, contracting, project management and financial planning.
  • Ten (10) or more years of program management experience; and a demonstrated track record of successful delivery of large development projects.
  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience leading a team responsible for management of development projects.

Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to perform field investigation on site infrastructure, construction, and other solid waste program improvement type projects. Ability to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and other applicable equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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