Arlington, Virginia
$107,307.20 - $209,123.20 Annually
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader for our Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), a 40 MGD, state of the art Class 1 Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. This is a unique senior leadership opportunity in a diverse and innovative organization that is in the programming stages of an estimated $170M capital program to upgrade the solids handling processes to a THP/AD process.

The WPCP is organized into five sections: Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, Engineering, and Administration/Finance. Employee development, safety, and regulatory compliance are top priorities for this position.

For more information on our facility click here .

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directing, planning, and overseeing the operations of this 24/7 critical facility;
  • Ensuring that the facility operates within all regulatory limits;
  • Ensuring the safety of all employees, contractors, visitors, and the public; and
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external customers, including elected and appointed government officials, superiors, peers, contractors, inter-jurisdictional partners, constituents, State regulators and all other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in organizational leadership, administration, and management to create/maintain an environment in which our technically skilled and diverse workforce of nearly 90 will thrive. Ideally, this candidate will have extensive experience and a proven record of success in both the technical management and human resources management of a 24/7/365 wastewater environment with strict permit limits.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field;
  • Extensive management experience and a strong record of achievement managing public utilities or water/wastewater treatment facilities.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's degree in Business/Public Administration or related field, and one or more of the following:

  • Experience supervising and motivating a large and varied staff operating on a 24-hour basis;
  • Professional Engineer license and/or Class I Wastewater license;
  • Knowledge and experience in emergency operations; and
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of water, wastewater, and sanitary sewer system operations, engineering, and regulations.

Special Requirements

A letter of application is required . Please attach a cover letter that describes in detail how your training, education and experience has prepared you for this position and how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for this position. Your cover letter should include:

  • An overview of your experience managing public utilities or water/wastewater treatment facilities; and
  • A description of your general approach to establishing an environment in which employees are positively engaged and motivated to excel.

The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator'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.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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