Public Works Environmental Services Specialist

Expiring today

Location
Lorton, Virginia
Salary
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Closes
Apr 17, 2021
Ref
21-00614
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Ensures that county stormwater management regulations are followed and best management practices are implemented to prevent releases of stormwater. Provides support for groundwater monitoring systems. Addresses corrective actions and remediation plans to reduce impacts to groundwater resources. Provides support for the operation and maintenance of a leachate collection system. Recommends operational activities, improvements and upgrades as necessary to prevent overflows. Assists in the management of landfill gas systems. Develops and implements programs to comply with landfill gas surface emission and migration regulations. Coordinates with landfill gas usage facility to ensure proper use of gas in accordance with contract requirements. Creates and manages programs to comply with VPDES permits. Prepares and reviews regulatory compliance reports in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations. Ensures proficiency with all reporting requirements to the VA DEQ or other authorities. Inspects and oversees personnel and contractors to ensure efficient and effective service is provided to support the county's environmental projects. Oversees the planning and scheduling of assignments for engineering technicians and contractors working on environmental projects. Monitors contractor progress to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and contract specifications. Monitors construction and environmental remediation projects and resolves problems with engineers and contractors. Approves or recommends approval of change orders. Reviews equipment and infrastructure conditions and performance. Prepares preventative maintenance plans in conjunction with operations staff. Coordinates site tours and provides educational presentations to schools, community groups, businesses or other organizations. Responds to verbal and written requests for information and assistance to the general public. Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning. Supervisory role supervises Environmental Service Supervisor, and Engineer Tec IIs, responsible for time and attendance, completes annual performance evaluation, etc. Clearly communicates safety expectations. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies.

Note: This position is designated as "essential emergency services personnel" which requires the incumbent to report to work regardless of the county's operating status (open or closed). Incumbent may be required to work h olidays, weekends, and overtime when needed .

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 environmental sciences, engineering, construction management, or a related field; plus two years of experience in an environmental, engineering or construction management program.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Class I/II/III/ or IV Waste Management Facility Operators License within 18 months of hire.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Five or more years of knowledge of environmental compliance, leachate collection system and landfill gas management. Three or more years of experience in the solid waste industry. Three or more years experience managing people.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Visual acuity is required to read and operate electronic & field monitoring equipment. Employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Incumbent must be physically and mentally capable of performing confined space entry operations manholes with vertical descent using integral or portable ladders. Ability to push, pull, lift, bend, stoop, walk and climb in and out of catch basins and manholes, including removal and replacement of manhole covers which weigh up to 90 lbs. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, personal fall arrest harness, emergency retrieval systems, and atmospheric monitoring equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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.