Sustainability Analyst (management Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Jun 10, 2023
Jul 01, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Ever wanted to be part of the cutting edge in sustainability and zero waste in one of Virginia’s largest county? Do you want to answer the call of public service and provide a direct benefit to the community and help protect natural resources?

Fairfax County’s Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) seeks a Sustainability Analyst who is highly motivated, brings enthusiasm, and has direct sustainability or solid waste expertise. Leads agency operations and administration in sustainability, zero waste, and oversees SWMP Outreach staff. Serves as the department point of contact for outreach and sustainability issues, represents the SWMP on county teams and serves as the agency’s lead on zero waste, sustainability, and outreach.

Develops and manages sustainability, zero waste, and outreach programs for SWMP. Oversees training and education opportunities for compliance with county, state, and federal law regulations including but not limited to sustainability, engagement, recycling, composting, and etc. Maintains statistical and budgetary records pertaining to the agency's outreach and sustainability programs. Engages in community, both commercial and residential, outreach and develops solid waste outreach guidelines, style guides, and copy. Aids in developing and maintaining SWMP’s social media presence and coordinates with Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) Public Information Officer for distribution and messaging. Learn about us.

DPWES is a diverse, nationally-accredited and award-winning public works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live, work, and play for everyone.”

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offer comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through LiveWell and the Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits in the following links:DPWES provides award-winning solid waste collection services for approximately 45,000 homes, operates a transfer station and landfill, regulates solid waste services, and leads sustainability initiatives to promote zero waste goals for Fairfax County. DPWES Solid Waste is a diverse work force of approximately 300 merit and 50 non-merit employees and has an annual operating budget of more than $100M. Our nationally-recognized team of professionals are working together towards a singular goal: providing environmentally-responsible and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste, keeping Fairfax County safe, green, healthy, and clean.

Note: The assigned functional areas of this position are Environmental Sustainability and Solid Waste Management.

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.)
  • Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
  • Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
  • Coordinates and manages the work of administrative, para-professional, and/or professional-level staff in the day-to-day activities of selected projects. Plans, organizes, and coordinates changes to the policies, procedures, or processes related to multiple administrative functions (financial, procurement, budget, human resources, contract or grants administration, information technology systems, etc.);
  • Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
  • Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
  • Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
  • Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.

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 of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
  • 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 make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • Ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

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 four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Two or more years of experience in Zero Waste or Environmental Sustainability Program Management;
  • Two years of experience collecting/analyzing data and reporting on statistics;
  • Two years of supervisory experience;
  • Three year of experience in policy updates and development, budgets, and project management;
  • Five or more years of experience utilizing Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, and crawl. Manual strength and dexterity needed to lift and handle heavy materials. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Work requires performing tasks in an environment in which raw waste is present. Ability to operate a vehicle. 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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