Senior Environmental Specialist

Alexandria, VA
$76,929.06 - $135,378.62 Annually
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 18, 2022
Full Time
Senior Environmental Specialist

Are you experienced in resolving challenging environmental issues? If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Senior Environmental Specialist position in the department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) Office of Environmental Quality to perform professional and technical work on a broad range of environmental issues. The Senior Environmental Specialist is a key staff member within the City’s Office of Environmental Quality working on environmental programs including noise control and enforcement, contaminated land remediation, air quality, implementation of the City's Environmental Action Plan and other emerging environmental issues that face the City. As part of your responsibilities there will be times when you are expected to work outside of regular business hours and occasionally work in the evenings and during weekends.

The Opportunity
  • Works with a small team of environmental professionals on a broad variety of environmental topics including sustainability and resiliency, contaminated land, air pollution, noise pollution;
  • Administers and enforces the City’s Noise Control program by managing the daily activities of the program and supervises one or more noise inspectors(s). These activities including responding to residents’ noise complaints, conducting on-site noise investigations and issuing noise variance permits. Some of these activities may occur in the evening and on weekends;
  • As part of the contaminated land program review Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, reviews site characterization reports, risk assessments, remedial action plans and Health & Safety Plans;
  • Reviews development plans for environmental impacts and participating in developing conditions for special use permits (SUP) and development special use permits (DSUP) to mitigate those impacts;
  • Serve as lead staff to the City’s Environmental Policy Commission which is a citizen advisory group that makes policy recommendations in the City;
  • Conduct investigations into air pollution complaints, meets with the complainant and assists in resolving any problems;
  • Works on the implementation and tracking of the City's Environmental Action Plan;
  • Working with the Sustainability Coordinator, participate in public education and community outreach on environmental issues including the Eco-City Alexandria initiative and the annual Alexandria Earth Day event;
  • Represents the City government on regional environmental committees;
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on a variety of environmental issues for he city;
  • Presents information regarding environmental issues to the community, outside agencies, senior staff, and City officials;
  • Perform relevant work as required.
About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

All candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related field and five years of professional experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Environmental sciences or a similar field is also acceptable and a Master's Degree in Public Administration is preferred.

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