Public Works - Environmental Business Operations Manager

Burke, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Nov 26, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County's Wastewater Collection Division (WCD) is recruiting a highly motivated Sewer Maintenance Business Operations Manager to lead the Sewer Maintenance Group (SMG) in operations and asset management activities associated to the repair, maintenance, and continued operation of the county’s wastewater collection system. WCD manages and operates Fairfax County's wastewater collection system, consisting of nearly 3,400 miles of pipe, over 100,000 associated structures, 57 metering sites, and 63 pumping stations. SMG's organization includes approximately 45 sanitary sewer maintenance specialists and administrative support team members including but not limited to: maintenance professionals, equipment operators, CDL drivers, supervisors, and managers. This position directly supervises the Gravity Sewers Branch CCTV Group. Performs analytical and technical analysis to ensure cost and performance effectiveness of technical services and field operations within the Gravity Sewer Branch. Serves as the GSB lead for asset management and the new work order management system (CMMS). This includes benchmarking, analyzing, assessing, and recommending business improvements to the programs and activities undertaken by GSB. Works under the direction of the GSB Branch Chief.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Ensures Gravity Sewers Branch promotes compliance with Personnel Regulations and Standards of Conduct;
  • Analyzes and evaluates the work productivity, employee development and opportunity for personal growth, assesses skill level required for maintenance of equipment of newer technology advancement in order for the sustainment of the business operation;
  • Ensures employees are adequately trained for the execution of assigned tasks;
  • Participate in the planning of all work projects;
  • Ensures all materials and equipment are in place prior to commencement of work:;
  • Assesses the root cause of work efficiencies and takes corrective action;
  • Evaluates work production through the use of Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and planned vs actual;
  • Provides scope clarification to purchasing department in the solicitation of services, equipment, materials and parts;
  • Participates in staff meetings and meetings relative to productivity improvements and asset maintenance scheduling;
  • Participates in the assessment of the Asset Management Program;
  • Ensures employees are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Utilizes the Computerized Maintenance Management System data for the determination of the operating equipment rehabilitation and repair needs;
  • Oversees and management of the work of outside contractors.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Analyzes and evaluates public works/environmental services field operations and technical services;
  • Develops, recommends and implements long-term and short-term improvements in operations;
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the effective use of the field operations or technical services branch's resources and makes recommendations to Branch Manager to improve organizational productivity and/or levels of service;
  • Identifies and uses proper business metrics to form the basis of recommended organizational changes or adjustments that need to made to improve services/operations;
  • Collects, measures, monitors, and analyzes business operations/levels of service to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and value of services and makes recommendations for improvement;
  • Plans, conducts and/or oversees studies or research activities to ensure field operation/technical services program quality; determines unmet needs and makes recommendations to ensure effectiveness of existing programs;
  • Supervises/leads professional and paraprofessional employees;
  • Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning;
  • Clearly communicates safety expectations;
  • Resolves safety-related issues in a timely matter;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)
  • Considerable knowledge and through understanding of relevant public works/environmental services field operation/technical services business operation/organization (e.g., wastwater treatment, air pollution control, erosion/sediment control, environmental remediation, stormwater or solid waste collection, recycling and/or disposal as well as the environmental, social, and economic issues associated with these disciplines);
  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of public works and environmental services department;
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Environmental Regulations;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of financial management, budgeting and accounting, and the ability to apply them to make good business decisions;
  • Ability to understand business and business metrics;
  • Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
  • Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program or organization;
  • Ability to understand interrelationships across all functional areas of business and to recognize how key drivers of business relate to each other;
  • Ability to analyze business operations and make recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of services and organization;
  • Ability to establish or implement a system of accountability;
  • Ability to make good judgments and quick decisions in understanding and dealing with a business situation;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write and prepare accurate reports;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheets and enterprise systems to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to effectively supervise/lead professional and paraprofessional employees, including the ability to provide coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development training.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, engineering, construction management, or a related field; plus four years of experience in an environmental, engineering or construction management program.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • NAASCO Certification within 12 months of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.

Ability to collect and analyze division-wide business operations and levels-of-service to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and value so leaders within the organization can make informed decisions about current operations and any needed improvements. Advanced level of knowledge in the use of various tools to create spreadsheets and graphs (Excel), maps (ArcGIS) and presentations (PowerPoint). Intermediate level of knowledge in the use of Microsoft BI to analyze data. More than 4+ years managing or analyzing an asset management inventory, preferably one with a spatial component such as ArcGIS. Experience operating a CCTV camera in a water conveyance system and coding pipe defects, troubleshooting software and mechanical issues, and providing quality assurance reviews for data submitted.

Ability to operate county vehicle and drive to various wastewater facilities and job sites, and other county buildings for operational and administrative purposes, as needed. Ability to climb steps, ladders and walk on variety surfaces such as uneven terrain and grating. Ability to work diverse and extreme environments including all weather conditions, extreme heat, extreme cold and small and confined spaces. Must be able to bend, stoop, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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 military status 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.

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