Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm, and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you. The Site Development and Inspections Division (SDID) of Land Development Services (LDS) seeks experienced candidates to fill three Senior Engineer III positions in the division.
Checks plan reviews done by others to ensure consistent and accurate interpretation and application of state and county codes and ordinances
Manages resources to ensure plans are reviewed within prescribed timelines
Uses good engineering judgement to balance code requirements with LDS goals
Provides timely resolution of design, construction, and plan processing issues in collaboration with others before they cause project delays
Confers with division and other agency staff to monitor the progress of projects and keep staff and applicants apprised of the status of review and approvals using verbal or written reports
Represents the agency at meetings with consulting engineers, developers, ESI, county, state, or other agency staff to discuss requirements/recommendations for final approval of plans.
Acts as a resource for SDID engineers, inspectors, and other agency/department staff regarding proper application of site codes, LDS policies and procedures during the plan review and inspection process. Serves as a subject matter expert on applicable codes, regulations, and related policies and provides consistent technical interpretation for citizens, staff, and county officials.
May perform other related duties to meet the ongoing business needs of the organization.
Position requires incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences.
(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 a field of study directly related to the industry being regulated such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, biological or environmental science, public administration, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field; plus four years of progressively more responsible complaint resolution and/or code enforcement experience in the industry being regulated.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
DEQ Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class
DEQ - Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Experience in reading and interpreting site-development-related state and county code and regulations
Experience in designing and/or reviewing/evaluating complex land development plans Experience in the civil engineering field
Experience in leading/managing simultaneous projects
Experience in local government regulatory environment
Experience in providing customer service on technical topics, working directly with the public
Experience in complaint resolution and or code enforcement
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Dexterity needed to operate key-board driven equipment. Ability to be mobile to visit inspection sites, to include traversing through rough and uneven terrain.All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include practical 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 military status 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.
Fairfax County, located just west of the nation’s capital, is a great place to live, work, play and do business. With over 400 square miles of land area, the county has the largest population in number of employed residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is one of the strongest business communities in the world. It is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.