Ecologist Iii

6 days left

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
21-02477
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Develops and manages various activities associated with the county's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, program and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Assists with MS4 permit related activities, requirements, modifications and renewals. Manages the development and implementation of, and serves as the county's point of contact for, activities associated with assigned MS4 permit elements. Manages the development and implementation of MS4 business applications used to input, track and report permit and TMDL information. Tracks MS4 permit program implementation and helps evaluate levels of compliance with MS4 permit and program requirements. Helps ensure county agencies are aware of and receive essential training on applicable MS4 permit and program requirements and responsibilities. Tracks and summarizes impaired waters identified by the state and participates in TMDL and associated TMDL Action Plan development. Assists in development of Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with MS4 permit program implementation partners as needed. Negotiates and manages contracts and/or Task Orders under Basic Ordering Agreements. Assists in response activities pertaining to storm and other designated emergencies. Duties are performed under direction and in coordination with program partners.

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 aquatic ecology, ecology, biology, botany, zoology, geography, environmental science, limnology, natural resource management, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the environmental science field at, or equivalent to, the Ecologist II level, to include experience in water quality monitoring, terrestrial ecosystem assessment and management, data analysis and reporting, bioassessments (fish, macroinvertebrates, vegetative communities, wildlife) using standard protocols, and assessments of associated habitat conditions.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

This position is considered Emergency Services Personnel which requires the incumbent 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.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) 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 sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of and experience with implementing MS4 permit requirements. Knowledge of and experience with Stormwater Management practices. Experience working collaboratively with program partners and stakeholders. Experience using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power BI Desktop, PowerPoint, Excel, database and statistical analysis programs, and geographic information systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to communicate with the public and perform field investigations. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. 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 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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