Public Works-environmental Business Operations Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
May 29, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
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Works for the Maintenance Operations Branch, acts as Branch Chief in the absence of the Branch Chief. Collects, measures, monitors, and analyzes business operations, levels of service, and the field operations resources to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and value of services and makes recommendations for improvement to the Branch Chief. Creates spreadsheets, graphs and presentations to show the accomplishments and or needs of Maintenance and Operations maintenance crews. Will act as the MOP's "power user" of the new work order management system. Evaluates work production through the use of inventory asset management program. Performs inspections of stormwater facilities to determine the need for improvement and participates in the assessment of the assets management program. Ensures employees are adequately trained for the execution of assigned tasks, ensures all materials and equipment are available prior to commencement of work, and participates in the planning of some larger projects. Provides scope clarification to purchasing department in the solicitation of services, equipment, materials and parts. Oversees and manages the work of outside contractors. Coordinates and assists with citizen complaints generated by the board of supervisors and staff. Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge. Responds to after-hours emergencies as needed. Assists and responds to emergency events, such as snow removal operations and flooding events, during and after normal work hours. Maintains and updates the DPWES Snow Plan and Agency snow book. Manages and coordinates consultants used for winter training and or planning. Coordinates the training of contractors and other DWPES partners to ensure the compliance with the proper application rates during winter weather events. Monitors MOP's staff development and plans and coordinates training to assist in their development.

Note: The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Analyzes and evaluates public works/environmental services field operations and technical services;
  • Develops, recommends and implements long-term and short-term improvements in operations;
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the effective use of the field operations or technical services branch's resources and makes recommendations to Branch Manager to improve organizational productivity and/or levels of service;
  • Identifies and uses proper business metrics to form the basis of recommended organizational changes or adjustments that need to made to improve services/operations;
  • Collects, measures, monitors, and analyzes business operations/levels of service to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and value of services and makes recommendations for improvement;
  • Plans, conducts and/or oversees studies or research activities to ensure field operation/technical services program quality; determines unmet needs and makes recommendations to ensure effectiveness of existing programs;
  • Supervises/leads professional and paraprofessional employees;
  • Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning;
  • Clearly communicates safety expectations;
  • Resolves safety-related issues in a timely matter;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

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 environmental sciences, engineering, construction management, or a related field; plus four years of experience in an environmental, engineering or construction management program.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Stormwater Management Inspector certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.

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

Three years of experience working as a supervisor in a construction and/or trades environment. Experience in Stormwater Management facilities. Experience in purchasing and contract management. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to promote collaborative relationships with citizens, government leaders, and other agency staff. Ability to analyze business operations/levels of service to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and value of services and make recommendations for improvement. Proficient with creating spreadsheets, graphs and presentations.

Ability to push, pull, bend, stoop, climb in and out of catch basins and manholes including removal and replacement of manhole covers weighing up to 90 lbs. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. Incumbent must be physically and mentally capable of performing confined space entry operations with entry via 21" manholes with vertical descent using integral or portable ladders. Entry includes use of all applicable protective equipment and documentation. Protective equipment specific to confined space work includes hardhat, eye protection, safety toe boots, personal fall arrest harness, emergency retrieval systems and atmospheric monitoring equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a 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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