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Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Fairfax Water
Fairfax County, Virginia
Up to $139K + excellent benefits
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

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Job Details

  • Serves as Fairfax Water’s primary point of contact for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) concerns.
  • Assists in managing compliance with regulatory requirements in a diverse number of environments, to include equipment and facility maintenance shops, administrative offices, treatment plants, construction sites and field-based activities.
  • Promotes a culture of safety and continuous improvement throughout the Fairfax Water.
  • Supports the organization’s departments in taking a proactive approach to ensure compliance.
  • Manages environmental, health and safety activities through implementation of policies.
  • Investigates and maintains records of all work-related injuries and/or illnesses, for all locations.
  • Provides statistical analysis and assists in the development of effective health and safety countermeasures to continuously improve safety program performance.
  • Establishes measurable standards, conducts routine workplace safety inspections.
  • Keeps abreast of new and existing relevant laws, rules, and regulations, and takes appropriate actions to ensure timely compliance and communication to appropriate departments.
  • Manages the creation and delivery of EHS training content to meet regulatory requirements, provide employees with the needed competencies based on job functions, and to establish and maintain awareness of EHS initiatives and programs.
  • Responds to employee environmental health and safety questions and concerns providing guidance as needed as well as in emergency situations during or after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate EHS concerns.
  • Develops and implements safety programs.
  • Select and manages personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Manages regulatory testing of inspections of underground storage tanks and maintains appropriate records/inspection logs.
  • Develops and manages a regulatory compliance hazardous materials program, throughout the hazardous materials lifecycle.
  • Serves as the hazardous materials technical expert and responds to inquiries from the Fairfax Water staff and regulatory agencies.
  • Supervises the disposal of Fairfax Water-generated hazardous waste with licensed hazardous materials disposal vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Science, Safety and Environmental Management, Environmental Health or related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years work experience as an environmental, health or safety professional, preferably in a public utility or similar workplace.
  • Experience supporting EHS program development, training all levels of personnel, and influencing/managing change to reduce risk and improve outcomes.
  • Experience with hazard analysis methods, hazard communication, powered industrial vehicle safety, OSHA compliance, incident investigation and learnings, and corrective action management.
  • Familiarity with industrial hygiene, industrial ergonomics, machine safety, environmental compliance processes.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to make timely judgments and recommendations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's license and good driving record.
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain a strong working relationship with managers, supervisors, employees, the public, and other organizations.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test.


Fairfax County Water Authority (Fairfax Water) is Virginia's largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 1.5 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.

That's 1.5 million friends, neighbors and family members. We don't need any other reason to demand the highest in water quality standards!
Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit water utility, Fairfax Water operates four water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 262 million gallons per day. The plants include the Corbalis Treatment Plant, operating on the dependable and free-flowing Potomac River in the northwestern area of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern area. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water's service area through nearly 3,200 miles of water mains.

Fairfax Water produces, on average, 148 million gallons of water per day. More than 235,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 60 percent of total water sales. Approximately 40 percent of total water sales are wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties, the City of Alexandria, the Town of Herndon, Ft. Belvoir and Dulles Airport. Revenues in 2005 were $120 million.

Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens who are appointed by the elected Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County. A General Manager, supported by a senior staff of engineering and business professionals, manages the day-to-day operations of Fairfax Water.
Summary of Benefits
Regular Full-time Employees

? Vacation Days Per Year Service Years
13 0 < 3 years
19 3 < 15 years
26 15+ years

? Sick Leave
13 days per year for you and/or your household dependent's illness and care.

? Holidays
JAN New Year's Day, Inauguration Day & Martin Luther King Day
FEB Presidents' Day
MAY Memorial Day
JULY Independence Day
SEPT Labor Day
OCT Columbus Day
NOV Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day & Day After Thanksgiving
DEC Christmas Eve (1/2 Day) & Christmas Day
** Plus one Discretionary Holiday to be taken during the calendar year.

? Health which also includes Medical / Dental / Vision / Rx
? Life
? Long-Term Disability (effective after 36 months of employment)
? Voluntary Long-Term Care (at employees' cost)


? Fairfax Water Retirement Plan
? 457 Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)


? Tuition Reimbursement
? Professional Development
? Child/Adult Care Reimbursement Plan
? Flexible Spending Accounts
? Holiday Parties and Picnics
? Credit Union Membership
? Direct Deposit

Fairfax Water is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to our employees and their eligible dependents, as well as opportunities for continued education and professional development.

Employee-paid premiums and contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis.

This review is intended to be a brief summary of the major benefits provided by Fairfax Water. In all instances, plan documents and policies govern the eligibility and administration of each benefit plan.

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8570 Executive Park Avenue

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