STORMWATER PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Location
Virginia
Salary
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Ref
3114-22A-DES-DB
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Environmental Services (DES), Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management (OSEM), is seeking a Stormwater Program Specialist to be part of the Watershed Management Team and support a comprehensive stormwater management program to reduce the potential for stormwater threats to public health, safety, and property; to reduce the impacts of new and existing urban development on Arlington streams, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay; and to comply with state and federal stormwater, water quality, and floodplain management regulations.

This Specialist will support the County's watershed and stormwater management programs, with work focused on implementation of the County's Stormwater Management Ordinance and Stormwater Master Plan, as well as ensuring compliance with the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

This position is part of the Pollution Prevention, Training, and Compliance (P2TC) Team. The purpose of the team is to reduce impacts to surface waters from stormwater runoff and pollutants and ensure compliance with stormwater regulations. This position also works within a matrixed and collaborative environment to support the Stormwater Management Facilities Team which ensures stormwater management facilities (SWMF) are properly installed and maintained. Core areas of responsibility include compliance for County linear and retrofit projects, site and facility inspections, stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE), SWMF as-built plan review, and the annual SWMF maintenance program.

Specific duties include:

  • Overseeing, tracking, and conducting Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) & SWPPP compliance inspections for permitted County linear and retrofit projects;
  • Providing technical assistance and conducting outreach to County staff, contractors, developers, business operators, and property owners on environmental regulations, policies, permitting, and pollution prevention;
  • Conducting industrial, commercial, and municipal facilities inspections, generating inspection reports, and conducting necessary follow-up education outreach and/or enforcement action;
  • Developing and implementing stormwater pollution prevention plans;
  • Investigating and tracking illicit discharges, water pollution incidents, complaints, and inquiries;
  • Assisting with water quality monitoring and screening tasks;
  • Comparing provided construction as-built documents to approved civil plan sets during SWMF certification reviews;
  • Attending pre-construction meetings and providing technical assistance as needed;
  • Reviewing inspection and maintenance reports for private SWMFs; and
  • Performing other relevant duties as assigned.
The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Have interdisciplinary knowledge of watershed and stormwater principles and practices, including science, engineering, environmental regulations, and stormwater permits; and
  • Be organized, collaborative, flexible, and willing to embrace new ideas and projects, also be a creative and analytical problem solver, with strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).

Selection Criteria
Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, engineering, planning, or related area; and
  • Two (2) years of progressive experience in the field of stormwater or watershed management, environmental planning, or related field.
Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for some experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience/credentials in one or more of the following:

  • ESC and/or Stormwater Management (SWM) Inspector Certification from VA DEQ;
  • Field experience in the following areas: ESC/SWPPP inspection, facility inspection, illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE), water quality monitoring, pollution prevention control assessment, and SWMF inspection;
  • Experience with, and/or knowledge of MS4 permits, construction documents / plans, SWMF / Best Management Practice (BMP) specifications, plan review, and mapping applications; and/or
  • Conducting outreach and providing technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders, including developers, builders, property owners, business operators, and the general public.

Special Requirements
ESC Inspector and SWM Inspector Certifications from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must be obtained within 1 year from date of hire.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

This position requires the ability to traverse residential and/or commercial construction sites, wooded areas, and streams.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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