Works within the Design, Development, and Construction Division. Supports the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) in its work to preserve, expand and facilitate affordable housing opportunities in Fairfax County. Manages capital and real estate development of low-and-moderate-income housing and associated community facilities in coordination with real estate finance programs for the agency. Provides for strategic planning, project management, and financial oversight in new development projects while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in quality. Utilizes strong leadership and problem-solving skills to address challenges and issues in every development project to achieve the Department’s desired objectives. Responsible for the development process from start to finish with knowledge of various processes involved, including, market analysis, site selection, due diligence, acquisition, master planning, land use and entitlement, finance, design, and construction. Experience with public-private-partnerships, as well as legal and transactional skills are also beneficial to manage the agreements, risks, and liability concerns present in development projects. Works in partnership with boards, commissions and authorities, and represents the agency at FCRHA meetings and other community meetings and/or groups, as needed. Manages junior staff assigned under this position.
- Actively participates in the planning, supervision, and coordination of major and/or sensitive construction or land acquisition projects; Provides expert technical leadership in the development of land rights and legal agreements between the agency and other governmental agencies or private land owners;
- Provides supervision, guidance, and training to subordinate technical staff;
- Confers with County attorneys, County and State agencies, architects, engineers, staff members, and contractors regarding the progress of construction and/or acquisition projects, code compliance, and securing of permits;
- Negotiates and resolves major and/or sensitive purchases of real property;
- Manages and resolves legal issues associated with land acquisition and land management contracts, lease and license agreements, interim use agreements, encroachments and other legal matters and testifies in court;
- Makes recommendations for condemnation proceedings, property use and disposal of surplus properties;
- Reviews construction plans and specifications, shop drawings, insurance claims, payment requisitions, and inspection reports;
- Processes easements for utilities;
- Reviews cost estimates, cost studies, approves and administers contracts;
- Oversees inspection procedures and assignments;
- Ensures conformance to state, county and agency procurement regulations and policies;
- Ensures compliance with federal and state requirements on grant funded projects;
- Compiles facts and prepares reports and correspondence including Board items and presentations;
- Attends public hearings;
- Assists in the preparation of the agency budget.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of modern construction practices and methods;
- Knowledge of the theories and practices of civil engineering;
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of real property acquisition;
- Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing land acquisition, construction, condemnation proceedings, and contracts;
- Ability to negotiate with property owners or agents and to direct subordinates in exercising proper judgment in property negotiation;
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, assign and evaluate the work of professional and support staff in a complex, highly interactive work environment;
- Ability to direct programs requiring coordination with other governmental agencies, private developers, lending institutions and citizen organizations;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to structure, prepare and deliver concise, understandable presentations on complex issues;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials and representatives of public, private sector and community organizations;
- Ability to review and analyze construction plans and specifications;
- Ability to enforce contractual specifications;
- Ability to train and supervise subordinates.
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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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver’s license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit report check to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering with a minimum of seven years of project management experience working on the planning, design, and/or construction of capital improvement programs, local and federal housing programs, housing development.
- Project management experience on highly complex building and land development projects. Highly motivated, with exceptional communication (i.e., verbal, written, and presentation) and team leadership skills.
- Significant experience in dealing with public and private development partners in creating high quality development proposals, conducting comparative analysis of competing development options, and negotiating complex project development agreements.
- Knowledge of federal, state, or local building and site codes and regulations and affordable housing programs.
- Must be able to work well with the community, local, state, and federal appointed and elected officials, and other county agencies.
- Hand-on experience using Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Project.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment and oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to end users and project stakeholders.
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer; Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. Ability to drive a vehicle; This position requires visiting construction job sites, which include walking on rough terrain for short and extended distances, climbing ladders and stairs, and visual inspections of sites and buildings. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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.