ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANNER

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$67,496.00 - $103,147.20 Annually
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 28, 2021
Ref
1506-21K-DES-DB
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an Environmental Management Planner for the Environmental Management Office (EMO) within the Solid Waste Bureau. The Environmental Management Office provides contract and/or project management for various environmental programs and serves as the technical resource on environmental issues for the County focusing on waste management, to include waste reduction, recycling, and reuse.

This Environmental Management Planner will be responsible for the required 20-year update of the County's Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) and the development of a zero-waste plan to meet County goals. The Environmental Management Planner will draft, assist in drafting and/or supervise the work of outside consultants in the development and drafting of the updated SWMP and zero-waste plan. This employee will also be responsible for development and implementation of enhancements to County solid waste management programs, including the Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) program. Additionally, the employee will develop, monitor and maintain databases used to analyze and track critical data in support of waste management programs to include GIS mapping.

Specific duties include:

  • Leading projects to include establishing project schedules and key milestones, coordinating projects for short-term and long-term solid waste projects with stakeholders, and ensuring completion of tasks within the project schedule;
  • Researching environmental products and services required to meet the plan goals including Identifying leading programs and best practices;
  • Monitoring legislation, regulations and other policies at the state, city/county and federal levels to research new ideas for zero waste;
  • Building, maintaining, and administering databases used to analyze and track critical data in support of Solid Waste Bureau programs to include analysis and presentations;
  • Developing technical documentation and analysis related to ordinance changes, County Board meetings, and budget, proposals and program changes;
  • Maintaining, planning and execution of Solid Waste Management Plan and coordinating refuse and recycling collection service for special events; and
  • Providing face to face outreach and education for community meetings and events.

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong analytical, verbal and written communication, and creative problem-solving skills with experience working independently or as a member of a team, along with a background and/or training in planning principles and practices, including environmental sciences, law and policy.

Selection Criteria

MINIMUM:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental planning or environmental sciences, public administration, business administration, or related field.
  • T wo years of progressively responsible full-time experience in program administration and/or management in environmental planning other directly related area .


SUBSTITUTION: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's degree in Planning or related field and one or more of the following:

  • Extensive knowledge of, and/or training in, planning principles and practices, including environmental sciences, law and policy;
  • Knowledge/training in waste management principles and practices;
  • Experience with database development and administration including database writing, data extraction and reporting;
  • GIS mapping analysis and mapping experience;
  • Organizational and project management experience;
  • Experience presenting research findings to various leadership members, committees and residents; and
  • Advanced level experience using MS Suite Software (Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).


Special Requirements

Note: A writing sample may be required at time of interview.

The applicant must possess a valid driver's license. If the applicant possesses a license, the applicant must 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 a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday with a flexible work schedule and possible telecommuting. Some weekend and work after normal hours may be required.

The salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2021.

The official job title is Management Analyst.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection (or application) process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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?
  • High School or equivalent
  • Some College
  • AA or 60 semester hours (90 Quarter hours)
  • BA/BS not related to position
  • BA/BS related to position
  • Graduate work not related to position
  • Graduate work related to position


02

How many years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in program administration and/or management in environmental planning or other directly related area do you have?
  • none
  • less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 to less than 4 years
  • 4 to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more


03

Select if you have any of the following experience by checking all that apply. Please ensure the detail of any experience checked is reflected in your application in order to receive credit.
  • Knowledge of, and/or training in, planning principles and practices, including environmental sciences, law and policy;
  • Knowledge/training or experience in waste management principles and practices;
  • Background/experience in database development and administration including database writing, data extraction and reporting;
  • GIS mapping analysis and mapping experience;
  • Organizational and project management experience;
  • Experience presenting research findings to various leadership members, committees, and residents;
  • Experience working independently or in a team environment;
  • Intermediate experience using Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office Suite software
  • None of the above


04

Please describe your experience in planning principles and practices, including environmental sciences, law and policy. If not applicable, put n/a.

05

Please describe in detail, your experience with database development and administration including database writing and data extraction and reporting. If not applicable, put n/a.

06

Briefly describe your organizational and project management experience. If not applicable, put n/a.

07

Briefly describe your experience, if any, presenting research findings to various leadership members, committees and residents.

Required Question

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