Water Resources Engineer II/III

Fairfax, Virginia
Jan 12, 2023
Feb 16, 2023
Full Time


Under the general supervision of the Manager, Planning,  provides background and expertise in water quality, hydrologic analysis, and watershed management. Principle duties include hydrologic analysis of Fairfax Water's water supply facilities; providing technical expertise to support the work of regional agencies on water supply and water quality issues; review and analysis of water quality data and reports provided by the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory; evaluation of water quality regulations as they pertain to Fairfax Water; and development of outreach and educational activities in the area of watershed management.


Examples of Duties


Works in a team environment with other professional water planners on hydrologic and water quality issues by:

  • Evaluating water, land use, stormwater and wastewater planning scenarios within the Potomac and Occoquan watersheds.
  • Reviewing and analyzing water quality data and reports provided by the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory.
  • Providing background and expertise on reservoir management activities as it affects use of the reservoir for water supply.
  • Tracking and coordinating as required to implement Fairfax Water's Occoquan Reservoir Shoreline Easement Policy.
  • Supporting Fairfax Water's work with ICPRB and other professionals regarding water resources, reservoir/river operating rules and yield forecasts.
  • Supporting Fairfax Water's work with NVRC, OWML, County staff, and other professionals regarding water quality and watershed management.
  • Tracking land use activities within Fairfax Water's watershed as they pertain to raw water quality.
  • Preparing summary reports on Fairfax Water's water supply status and drought conditions.
  • Working with a rainfall-runoff model to predict water surface elevations at Fairfax Water's Occoquan Reservoir dam during storms.
  • Providing support for Fairfax Water's Water Supply Stakeholder Outreach Program, as it relates to watershed issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Typical Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related science field (MS preferred) with an emphasis in hydrology, limnology, and water quality modeling. A minimum of three years related experience is required.
  • F.E. (Fundamental of Engineering) Certification or a P.E. (Professional Engineering) license preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (interaction with agencies, organizations and contractors required).
  • Must be computer literate, including programming and use of standard software applications.
  • Must be experienced in hydrologic and water quality analysis.
  • Familiarity with water rights issues and doctrine is desired.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.

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