Independently performs compliance, engineering, and project management work for the Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP). Leads technical staff in environmental and regulatory compliance, landfill gas management and utilization, air quality, stormwater & wastewater management, groundwater monitoring and remediation activities at any of the locations operated by the Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program. Works under general supervision of the REEC Director and direct supervision of the Branch Chief.
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 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 four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
Valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license.
DEQ DPOR Class 2 Waste Management Operator license – Completion of training class within 12 months of hire date; and certification within 12 months of first training 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.
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.
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: Experience leading diverse groups of professional, technical and field staff in public infrastructure management including design, construction, and maintenance. Effective team leadership and program/project management skills. Experience with contract management. Knowledge and experience designing solid waste related facilities and retrofits. Experience managing teams in the implementation of solid waste or other related environmental projects. Contract and budget management experience. Knowledge and experience with management of stormwater, wastewater, groundwater, and air pollution. Knowledge and experience with landfill/transfer station design and/or their operations. Excellent communication skills.
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 30 pounds. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor and/or industrial environment, including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, and sleeved shirt. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. 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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