Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1786

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Planning and Development Division,
Park Authority

Job # 12-1786

$58,406 to $77,875  (Grade S26)

Provides guidance and leadership to a team of professionals in the performance of land acquisition, planning and land use functions for the Park Authority. Performs difficult and complex acquisition assignments in accordance with policies and adopted plans. Uses numerous methods to acquire parkland, including purchases, dedication, donation and leasing agreements. Uses a project team approach to the management of land acquisition projects, including post settlement land management activities relating to securing the site and disposition of existing structures. Negotiates and acquires conservation, historic preservation, trail and open space easements and rights-of-way. Completes field evaluations of potential properties for acquisition. Orders and reviews title reports and appraisals; and prepare sales contracts, leases, licenses and/or deeds for review by the county attorney. Negotiates terms of acquisitions with property owners. Presents recommendations to the Park Authority Board and Board of Supervisors. Supervises professional and technical staff in the preparation of reports, documents, graphics and presentations. Represents the Park Authority at meetings with county and state agencies, Board of Supervisors' staff, Park Authority Board, special interest groups, citizens, individuals and Park Authority staff. Leads project teams. Prepares oral and written reports. Provides support and assistance in related land management activities that include the site evaluation and negotiation of licenses for telecommunications facilities on park property.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a bachelor's degree in real estate or related field from an accredited four year college or university; plus four years of experience in real property negotiation, disposition and/or evaluation.



Must be able to traverse unimproved terrain, walk for long distances, and orient self in natural surroundings. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.



Bachelor's degree or in real estate, land use planning, law, engineering or related field. Professional experience in parks and recreation, land use planning and/or land acquisition and real estate transactions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficient in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools and Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.



Panel interview


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

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Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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