Stormwater Asset Management Specialist (public Works-environmental Business Operations Manager)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County, with nearly 1.2 million residents, is home to elite schools, thousands of acres of parkland and a robust inventory of various types of stormwater and transportation infrastructure. The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division (MSMD), Stormwater Facilities Branch (SFB) seeks a Business Operations Manager who is eager to bring energy, enthusiasm, and technical knowledge to serve the needs of Fairfax County residents. This position requires a broad range of experience and expertise in stormwater management facilities review, inspection and maintenance; preparation and review of stormwater management facilities technical documents and specifications; and the utilization of GIS-centric asset management system for asset creation, data entry and data management. The successful applicant will report directly to the branch chief and may supervise a small section of employees in support of the related body of work.

Branch focal and lead for the asset management/work order management system; manages the public/private stormwater management facility inventory, including plan intake and document research using a GIS-centric asset management system. The successful applicant will manage/perform advanced analytical and technical work to support the cost and resource effectiveness of technical services within the Stormwater Facilities Branch to include benchmarking, analyzing, assessing, and recommending business improvements to programs. Analyzes inspections and maintenance trends using performance measures and performs data analysis for the branch. Branch focal and lead for regulatory reporting requirements.

Performs plan intake, plan review, research (easements, maintenance agreements, ownership, etc.), asset creation, data entry and data management for all new facilities entering the inventory. Manages all activities associated with stormwater assets, to include public and private inspection data and public maintenance and reinvestment records. Prepares detailed reports, findings, and recommendations in support of the county's MS4 annual report, State of Stormwater Report, EQAC and GASB reports. Develops solutions to complex engineering problems.

Note: The appointee to this position is considered Emergency Services Personnel with the requirement to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

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.
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Project Inspector and/or Stormwater Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • More than 4+ years managing or analyzing an asset management inventory, preferably one with a spatial component such as ArcGIS.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, state, and federal codes and engineering standards related to stormwater facilities including the county's Public Facilities Manual (PFM), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) specifications and standards, stormwater, and erosion & sediment control (E&S) regulations, municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit, and Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.
  • Five years of experience using AutoCAD, GIS and/or GIS-centric asset management systems, including Infor EAM.
  • Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics used in stormwater management facilities.
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, BI, and PowerPoint). Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze branch-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.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to climb and/or walk over rough, uneven terrain during field investigations. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment, including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents. 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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