Natural Resource And Protection Branch Manager (ecologist Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,184.77 - $131,974.34 Annually
Jul 20, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Park Authority's Resource Management Division, which is dedicated to interpreting and preserving Fairfax County's natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, health and inspiration of current and future generations, is seeking an experienced professional to lead its Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch. Serves as the Park Authority's senior natural resource stewardship staff member and provides policy recommendations, develops programs, secures funding and provides technical expertise to achieve the agency's natural resource stewardship mission. Manages multiple programs and projects and works independently to manage a challenging workload. Supervises a team of three full-time staff, part-time staff and contractors. Partnering and collaborating within and outside the Park Authority to build support for policies, projects and funding is an essential component of the position.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in aquatic, ecology, biology, botany, zoology, geography, environmental science, environmental engineering, limnology, natural resource management, or a related field; plus six years of experience in the environmental science field, to include two years of experience in field water quality monitoring, terrestrial ecosystem assessment and management, data analysis and reporting and assessments of associated habitat conditions and/or the coordination of tasks to support key components of a comprehensive stormwater or natural resource management program.

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")


Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Master's degree in ecology, biology, botany, zoology, geography, environmental science, natural resource management or related field plus eight years of experience in natural resource management, data analysis and reporting, field assessments (vegetation and/or wildlife) using standard protocols, and ecological assessments of habitat conditions. Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends to attend meetings or for project obligations.

Ability to carry field equipment up to 25 pounds and hike long distances over rough terrain. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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