Director, Public Works And Environmental Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$123,671.18 - $206,118.22 Annually
Mar 13, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

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 approximately 1,060 positions, a $230 million operating budget, and an approximate $200 million annual 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 (link to prospectus).

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 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 appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  1. Experience building and sustaining working partnerships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrated experience and ability to foresee and plan for emerging trends in technology, safety, and environmental regulatory requirements.
  3. Proven skills and experience in financial management and fiscal planning for a large organization with multiple budgets.
  4. A minimum of three years of experience as a senior leader working with various elected and appointed Boards, Citizen Advisory groups, and other constituencies.
  5. Demonstrated experience leading a talented and diverse workforce and creating a culture of collaboration.
  6. Senior management experience working with employees in collective bargaining agreements.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and to use other automated technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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