Stormwater Engineer (development Review / 2 Vacancies)

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Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$57,387.20 - $114,004.80 Annually
Posted
Jun 21, 2019
Closes
Jul 26, 2019
Ref
8604-19H-DES-TT
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County has an exciting opportunity for an Engineer in the areas of public stormwater infrastructure and private stormwater management facility design.

The Department of Environmental Service's Development Service Bureau is seeking two (2) Development Review Engineers to perform professional and technical work involving the review of site, subdivision, single family, street, and public Right-of-Way development design plans, focusing primarily on pubic stormwater infrastructure and private stormwater management facility design. Review may also include water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and roadway design.

The Development Services Bureau consists of approximately 40 team members and is responsible for review of development projects to ensure compliance with Arlington County's standards, specifications, ordinances, policies, and Federal and State laws.

Specific duties include:
  • Reviewing erosion and sediment control measures, floodplain studies associated with development in floodplains, and FEMA Letters of Map Revisions;
  • Performing hydrologic and hydraulic computer analysis of streams and culverts as a basis for evaluating capacity of existing systems and for design of new drainage systems;
  • Performing a variety of engineering analysis including calculations for pollutant removal and infiltration, detention storage requirements, watershed analysis, and soil analysis;
  • Providing applicants with alternative or modified stormwater management facility design;
  • Providing formal review comments on engineering plans to ensure compliance with County's Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, Chesapeake Bay, Floodplain Development Ordinances, as well as County Construction Standards and Specifications associated with the design and constructability of public infrastructure projects;
  • Providing guidance and assistance to developers, engineers, and County staff to resolve complex or technical issues related to public facilities infrastructure, stormwater management facilities, or associated design;
  • Performing site visits before, during, and after the plan review process to ensure familiarity with all aspects of site design and constructability; and
  • Responding to citizen, engineer, and developer inquiries and complaints, both verbally and in writing.
The ideal employee will be able to manage multiple projects of varying complexity in a timely manner to ensure compliance with review timelines established by code; work effectively with developers, private sector engineers, contractors, citizens, County staff, and staff of other jurisdictions; keep and maintain organized records and files of all assigned projects; and record and document plan review comments using electronic plan review and automated tracking systems.

Selection Criteria

Minimum (Senior Engineer Level): Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering plus considerable professional experience in the design, planning and/or implementation, as well as plan review in the areas of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stormwater infrastructure or related areas.

Minimum (Journey Engineer Level): Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering plus some professional experience in design, planning, implementation and/or plan review in the areas of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stormwater infrastructure or related areas.

Minimum (Junior Engineer Level): Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.

Substitution: Experience may not be substituted for the Engineering degree requirement. A Master's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Engineering development plan review experience for state and/or local government;
  • Land development design experience;
  • Certification as a Professional Engineer; and/or
  • Certification as Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer.


Special Requirements

The applicant must obtain the certification as an Erosion & Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer within the first year of employment.

This position will require travel around Arlington County for various meetings and field inspections. Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or be willing to use alternative means of transportation. The applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon favorable review of the applicants driving record.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employees that are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for a pay premium of $2,600 annually.

This position is part of a broadband, competency based pay plan which encompasses a variety of responsibility levels from junior through senior and for which the overall annual salary range is $57,387.20 - $114,004.80. Individuals appointed to positions in this pay plan will be appointed at a salary based on their experience and training and the nature of the work assigned. Within pay guidelines, pay plan participants are eligible for variable salary increases based on performance, growth in responsibilities, and employee development on a yearly basis.

Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2019.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

What is your highest level of education based on the selections below?
  • High School Diploma
  • Associate's in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • Associate's in another field
  • Bachelor's in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor's in another field
  • Master's in Civil or Environmental Engineering


02

How much experience do you have in the design, planning and/or implementation, as well as plan review in the areas of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stormwater infrastructure or related areas?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


03

How many years of experience do you have reviewing engineering plans for public works projects for state or local government?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


04

Please describe your experience reviewing engineering plans for public works projects for state or local government.

05

How much experience do you have in land development design?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


06

Please describe your experience in land development design.

07

Please indicate if you have any of the certifications listed below:
  • Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • None of the above


08

Are you registered as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia?
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

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