<b>Job Announcement</b><br /><br />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 1.1 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 protects 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 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 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.<br /><br />Under the supervision of the Chief, Facilitation and Addressing Center, assists in review and processing of minor plans, development plans, waivers, and proffers to ensure accuracy and compliance with all applicable Codes and Regulations. Coordinates plan conditions prior to plan approval and final bond release. Serves as team member for new and existing development projects and acts as a liaison to stakeholders. Assists in the management, enforcement, compliance, resolution and processing of plan conditions and proffers on all land development projects. Develops and presents recommended course of action to resolve project issues and proffer non-compliance. Provides subject matter opinions and interpretations of the land development process. Communicates land development regulations to contractors, developers, engineers, sureties, other governmental agencies and citizens. <br /><br /><b>Employment Standards</b><br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br />Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, four years of engineering technical support work.<br /><br /><strong>NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background to the satisfaction of the employer.<br /><br /><strong>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br /><ul> <li>Working knowledge of Fairfax County land development process. <li>Experience in reading, interpreting, and appropriately presenting complex land development codes and regulations. <li>Working knowledge of the Plan and Waivers System (PAWS), Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO), Zoning and Planning System (ZAPS), Site Inspections 2000 (Si2K), and FOCUS. <li>Working knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills. <li>Demonstrated ability and experience in making critical, time-sensitive decisions. </li></li></li></li></li></li></ul><br /><strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />Ability to lift heavy items/plans up to 50 lbs. with assistance; to retrieve and file documents; to crouch, bend, stoop. and twist upper body to maneuver in work station. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.<br /><br /><strong>SELECTION PROCEDURE:</strong><br />Panel interview and may include practical exercise.<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong><br /><br />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.