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 CAPITAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR (2 VACANCIES) - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$75712 - 115648
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Construction
Engineering - Civil
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2824033 / Latpro-3748404 
Date posted: Jul-28-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$75,712.00 - $115,648.00 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

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Department of Environmental Services

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Position Information

The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services is seeking to hire two (2) Capital Projects Coordinators to oversee and implement moderate to large scale transportation capital improvement projects including intersection redesigns and street improvements; arterial and commercial corridor reconstruction; utility upgrades and undergrounding of overhead utilities; and other major transportation improvements in the Arlington County metro area. Projects may span over several years, incorporate $250K to multi-million dollar budgets, and serve varying modes of transportation, for travelers of all ages and abilities. This Coordinator will also provide project information/updates and make presentations to a variety of stakeholders and interest groups.

Specific duties include:

  • Collaborating with and leading diverse technical teams to coordinate design development from conceptual design to final engineering and to procure easements; 
  • Developing and tracking project scope to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and that all work complies with appropriate local, state, regional and federal requirements; 
  • Developing and monitoring project budgets, state and federal grant requirements, consultant contracts, and change orders to ensure cost-effective completion of projects; 
  • Coordinating and negotiating project funding, supporting applications for state or federal grants, managing contracts and other project-related agreements with various internal and external parties; 
  • Working with a team to obtain and procure survey, design, construction, construction management and related services, which may be provided by contractors and County staff; 
  • Providing technical review of engineering design plans and overseeing transportation and environmental studies; 
  • Interacting extensively with various County departments, other government agencies, private and public agencies or groups, such as VDOT, WMATA, Dominion Energy, and NVRPA; 
  • Managing communications and serving as the main point of contact for projects; and
  • Developing and conducting public engagement plans to manage stakeholder outreach and participation from project planning through implementation.

Selection Criteria

Minimum :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or related field; and 
  • Substantial experience coordinating the scope, budget, and schedule for transportation-related capital projects, including reviewing transportation design plans, collaborating with diverse teams to deliver projects, presenting projects to a variety of stakeholders, and managing communications and stakeholder involvement and participation.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable : Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or other directly related field;
  • Strong public presentation skills;
  • Proficiency with computer programs or creation of hand graphics to support illustration and graphic communication of transportation projects to the public; and/or
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, Professional Engineer (PE) license, Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) license, or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment.  The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Additional Information

Work Hours:  Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some occasional meetings requiring evening work hours. Position requires travel to businesses, meetings, and other events throughout the metropolitan area.

Note: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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