Environmental Technician Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$43,461.81 - $72,436.42 Annually
Posted
Sep 18, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01880
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs all functions related to the collection, segregation, stabilization, packaging, labeling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste collected from Fairfax County residents through the Fairfax County Household Hazardous Waste Solid Waste Management Program. Responds to questions and telephone calls from citizens and Fairfax County-based businesses. Conducts all necessary analytical testing methods to ensure proper waste characterization. Performs lab packing for chemical disposal, assists in the coordination of the monthly pickup of hazardous materials by the county-approved hazardous waste disposal vendor, assists in recycling various waste streams as part of county waste minimization initiatives, assists in conducting business hazardous waste disposal events (CESQGs), and maintains accurate record keeping data. Trained and knowledgeable with RCRA, DOT, and OSHA (HAZWOPER) regulations. Applies all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding the acceptance, storage, and disposal of household hazardous waste. Coordinates orders and maintains supplies with the program supervisor. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Duties are performed under general supervision. Working hours for this position include weekends and holidays.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED issued by a state department of education, with coursework in chemistry or other physical or biological sciences; plus three years’ experience in environmental work, such as conducting regulatory inspections, processing chemicals and/or household hazardous waste, or acceptable laboratory experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.
  • DOT Medical Card.
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour course within 6 months of hire.
  • CDL Class B with Hazardous Materials Endorsement H or X within one year of hire.
  • Forklift Safety Training Certificate within 3 months of hire.
  • First Aid within 6 months of hire.
  • CPR within 6 months of hire.
  • AED within 6 months of hire.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • Adequate color perception is necessary to identify chemical changes.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Proficient knowledge of RCRA Hazardous Waste, non- RCRA hazardous waste, non-hazardous Waste, and Universal Waste. Knowledge of OSHA HAZCOM, GHS, and SDS Instructions. Experience in waste sampling determination methods. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient knowledge with RCRA, DOT, and HAZWOPER. Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act Certification. DOT Hazardous Material Employee Certification. 40-HAXWOPER certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift, and handle materials with manual dexterity. Visual acuity is required to read and operate electronic & field monitoring equipment. Employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written 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 military status 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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