Environmental Technician Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$45,204.64 - $75,341.14 Annually
Apr 01, 2023
Apr 04, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs all functions related to the collection, segregation, stabilization, packaging, labeling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste collected from Fairfax County residents through the Fairfax County Household Hazardous Waste Solid Waste Management Program. Responds to questions and telephone calls from citizens and Fairfax County-based businesses. Conducts all necessary analytical testing methods to ensure proper waste characterization. Performs lab packing for chemical disposal, assists in the coordination of the monthly pickup of hazardous materials by the county-approved hazardous waste disposal vendor, assists in recycling various waste streams as part of county waste minimization initiatives, assists in conducting business hazardous waste disposal events (CESQGs), and maintains accurate record keeping data. Trained and knowledgeable with RCRA, DOT, and OSHA (HAZWOPER) regulations. Applies all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding the acceptance, storage, and disposal of household hazardous waste. Coordinates orders and maintains supplies with the program supervisor. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Duties are performed under general supervision. Working hours for this position include weekends and holidays.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education, with coursework in chemistry or other physical or biological sciences; plus three years’ experience in environmental work, such as conducting regulatory inspections, processing chemicals and/or household hazardous waste, or acceptable laboratory experience.

  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.
  • DOT Medical Card.
  • Forklift Safety Training Certificate within 3 months of hire.
  • First Aid certification within 6 months of hire.
  • CPR certification within 6 months of hire.
  • AED certification within 6 months of hire.
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour course within 6 months of hire.
  • EPA RCRA within 6 months of hire.
  • CDL Class B - with Hazardous Materials Endorsement H or X within one year of hire.
  • CDL-Class B (VA) or CDL-Class A (VA) (within 12 months of hire) w/ valid CDL Hazmat Endorsement & TSA Assessment (within 12 months of hire).
  • DOT Hazmat Ground Shipper Certificate within 6 months of hire.
  • Bulb Eater Certificate within 3 months of hire.
  • Class I, II, III or IV Waste Management Facility Operators License within 18 months of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Proficient knowledge of RCRA Hazardous Waste, non- RCRA hazardous waste, non-hazardous Waste, and Universal Waste. Knowledge of OSHA HAZCOM, GHS, and SDS Instructions. Experience in waste sampling determination methods. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient knowledge with RCRA, DOT, and HAZWOPER. Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act Certification. DOT Hazardous Material Employee Certification. 40-HAXWOPER certification.

Ability to walk, stand, climb, stoop, reach and work in positions for lengthy periods of time. Ability to see, hear and be exposed to dangerous machinery and moving equipment and be able to tolerate and be exposed to continuous loud noises. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Able to tolerate and be exposed to hazardous chemicals, odors, and infectious diseases. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance and 25 to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Manual strength and dexterity needed to handle equipment, machinery or materials. Ability to perform chemical segregation to make waste determinations including performing analytical testing methodologies. Ability to meet minimum OSHA standards for respirator fit testing as required. Ability to operate light, medium and heavy equipment or vehicles. Visual acuity is required to read and operate electronic and field monitoring equipment. 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.