Fairfax County is one of the largest jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia with over 1.1 million people and has a reputation for sound fiscal management, which is corroborated by its AAA bond rating. This urbanizing county has a history of stable political leadership, effective citizen engagement, and outstanding service delivery. Fairfax County seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Engineering Planning & Analysis Branch Chief responsible for the development and management of the county's comprehensive sanitary sewer facilities plan as well as capacity planning and analysis of the county's wastewater system through supervision of a group of engineers performing complex engineering work.
Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate is expected to be a strong communicator as well as a negotiator who can establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, gaining their trust and respect. Ability to effectively manage multiple programs and projects. Provide strong leadership and creative problem-solving. Technical expertise and thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering, and hydraulics. Working knowledge of hydraulic modeling, and gravity and pressure sewer line design, construction methods and practices. Detailed knowledge of and experience evaluating and interpreting local, state, federal codes, design guidelines and environmental regulations. The ideal candidate will have supervised and mentored staff, and supported training and continuous learning for those in an organization.
Supervises the development of the hydraulic model for the county's sanitary sewer facilities to ensure the model is properly developed, is maintained up-to-date, and is continuously refined to model for future sewage flows for capacity planning of the sewer facilities. Directs the development of identification and justification of capital improvement projects for sanitary sewer facilities to accommodate future growth. Supervises and provides direction, leadership, technical guidance to a team of engineers for the review and coordination of developer's, Fairfax County Department of Transportation's (FCDOT) and county's proposed sanitary sewer construction and as-built plans for conformance with the county's design and construction requirements based on the county's guide lines, Federal and State permits and regulations. Assists in inter-jurisdictional negotiations and analysis of flows and capacity. Monitors and reports Inter-jurisdictional flows for compliance with service agreements. Ensures corrective steps are taken to prevent violation of flow allocations in inter-jurisdictional agreements. Serves as a lead point of contact and technical advisor on matters pertaining to wastewater planning, design, review, land development process regarding sanitary sewer, and sewer policy. Collaborates with Wastewater Collection Division, manages flow studies to evaluate the amount of Inflow and Infiltration (I/l), potential sources of I/l, and effects of I/l reduction efforts in the wastewater system. Other responsibilities include participation in the development and management the Capital Improvements and Asset Management Program activities, scope and justification, design review and evaluation of plans and specifications.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architecture field; and five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering or architectural field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidates possesses the following: experience managing multiple programs and projects. Supervisory experience with professional and technical staff. Experience evaluating and interpreting local, state, and federal site development codes and environmental regulations. Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative and efficient project management practices for the expedited completion of capital projects. Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Experience providing senior management and executive level briefings as well as public presentations.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: A valid driver's license is required. Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally sedentary. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Is required to complete a background check and driving record check. This is position is designated as essential personnel; and maybe required to report during to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on as needed basis.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview, may include an exercise.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 19-00783
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.
Fairfax County is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment.