Engineer Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Jan 15, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Stormwater Planning Division (SWPD) seeks a highly skilled and motivated individual to provide technical oversight for floodplain management and related activities that are within the purview of SWPD. The incumbent will, under general supervision of the Watershed Planning and Evaluation Branch Chief, provide technical oversight for the County’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS). Reviews floodplain and drainage studies completed in-house or under contract. Coordinates with the Department of Land Development Services (LDS) to ensure compliance with the NFIP for all development in the County’s Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Oversees updates and maintenance of a master stormwater projects GIS layer to support project implementation. Provides oversight for the County’s pro rata share (PRS) program for off-site drainage improvements, and completion of annual calculations necessary to establish the assessment rate and credit components of the PRS program. Supports the development of hydrologic and hydraulic models for creation of the County’s regulated floodplain layer. Manages and maintains all models and data associated with the County regulated floodplain layer.

Other work assignments may include:
  • Review of assigned Stormwater capital improvement project plans to ensure compliance with federal, state and county requirements.
  • Participation in the consultant selection, negotiation of task orders in areas of work responsibility, and administration of task orders in accordance with DPWES contracting requirements.
  • Supporting development of work plan and budget.
  • Providing a leadership role in the County’s flood response program during storm events that require the activation of the Stormwater Department Operation Center (DOC) and Fairfax County’s Emergency Operations Center.
  • Promoting safety awareness and enforcing safety procedures.

Note: 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.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA)
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer 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.

An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

Three or more years of experience with FEMA’s NFIP and CRS programs. Possession of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Experience in completing floodplain and drainage studies, and demonstrated experience in the use of various Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) computer models. Three or more years utilizing GIS for spatial analysis, and supporting H&H modeling. A working knowledge of pollutants associated with stormwater runoff and Best Management Practices (BMPs) utilized to control these pollutants. Understanding of the stormwater requirements as generally set forth under the Clean Water Act, Virginia Stormwater regulations, the County’s Stormwater Ordinance and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.

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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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