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Project Coordinator

Works in a collaborative team environment and responsible for the supervision and management of personnel in a Watershed Projects Implementation Branch and management of all assigned and related functions. Leads, coordinates and manages the implementation of a Capital Improvement Plan containing multiple stormwater projects including stream restoration, detention basin retrofit, site retrofits, flood control/mitigation, and other water dependent or environmental facilities to achieve regulatory compliance and established watershed planning goals and objectives. Provides leadership, guidance, oversight, training, mentoring and direction to assigned engineers, project managers, landscape architects, technicians and other technical specialists. Responsible for the work prepared by the individuals assigned to the branch and under his/her direct supervision. Develops and manages project scopes of work, budgets and schedules. Negotiates, manages and ensures the work of professional engineering services firms complies with contract and schedule requirements. Serves as the project manager for complex and/or sensitive stormwater capital improvement projects. Requires extensive project management and stormwater project implementation experience and knowledge of local, state and federal codes and regulations. Provides responsive and effective communication orally and in writing. Regularly represents the agency and provides presentations, reports, and information on project related matters to elected and appointed officials, federal and state agencies, county senior staff, outside agencies and residents. Responsible for maintaining excellent relations and ensuring projects are properly coordinated with all stakeholders. May be called upon to serve as expert witness in court cases, claims, public hearings, appeals boards, or the state legislature.
Employment Standards
(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.

This position is considered as Emergency Service Personnel and will be required to be available to work after hours on evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to attend occasional night meetings and support operations to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

Demonstrated successful supervisory, leadership, teamwork and program/project management skills. Experience overseeing the professional work of engineers, project managers, landscape architects and technicians. Experience successfully managing stormwater capital improvement projects from concept, through design and construction utilizing professional service engineering contracts. Ability to review and analyze construction plans and specifications. Demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience implementing stormwater projects including stream restoration design using natural channel design methodologies, and stormwater facilities through applicable federal, state and local codes and regulations. Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, outside agencies, residents, environmental groups and government leaders. Demonstrated ability to lead and build teams through collaboration and development and implementation of effective and efficient processes.

Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to perform field investigation on storm drainage, flood proofing, channel restoration, regional pond construction and other stormwater improvement type projects. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interviews and may include exercises.

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.