Director, Public Works and Environmental Services
Fairfax County is seeking an experienced and innovative leader to direct a nationally accredited Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES). The Director of DPWES leads a department with a workforce of 1,030 employees, a $230 million operating budget, and a $2.6 billion capital improvement program. The director serves as a member of the county's Senior Management Team, representing DPWES with the County Board of Supervisors, County Executive, and Deputy County Executive. The position oversees development of business strategies to further DPWES strategic objectives, directs the development of environmentally and fiscally sound policies and procedures, and ensures DPWES strategic initiatives, policies, and programs are aligned with the department's mission, vision, and values. The director is responsible for leading four business areas: Capital Facilities, Solid Waste Management Program, Stormwater Management, and Wastewater Management. For more detailed information about the position and DPWES, click here for the position profile (Download PDF reader).
Note: Position is designated as Emergency Service Personnel. Employee in this position must fulfill emergency service duties.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, urban and regional planning, business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus twelve years of progressively responsible public works and/or environmental services management experience, five years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
The successful candidate possesses the following:
- Demonstrated capacity to build and sustain working partnerships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
- Ability to foresee and plan for emerging trends in technology, safety and environmental regulatory requirements.
- Proven skills in financial management and fiscal planning.
- Extensive and demonstrated experience in working with various Boards, Citizen Advisory Councils and other constituencies.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a talented and diverse workforce and creating a culture of collaboration.
With or without reasonable accommodations. Job is generally sedentary in nature.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver's license is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee of this position will be required to complete the a criminal background check, credit check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.