Overview

<b>Job Announcement</b><br /><br />Team lead for the countywide Stream Physical Assessment (SPA) program. Plans and coordinates the work of a team of ecologists and/or manages professional contracts to ensure the SPA project timelines, objectives and data quality targets are met. Responsible for training staff on program protocols and management of data collected. Assists Section Chief with communicating information from SPA to users and stakeholders. Coordinates, leads and develops watershed-based education and outreach programs and tools for a variety of audiences. Participates in various stormwater management programs that include water quality monitoring and regulatory compliance activities as part of the county's Multiple Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharge permit and the comprehensive Stormwater Program. Participates in the watershed management planning process; including capital project nomination, selection, scoping, design and implementation as well as post-construction evaluation/restoration monitoring efforts. Ensures compliance with all pertinent federal, state and county regulations and procedures; coordinates and provides input to inter-agency initiatives and programs related to stormwater management and planning; conducts public outreach/education; promotes safety awareness and enforces safety procedures; responds to and resolves resident inquiries. Is available 24/7 for coordinated emergency response activities related to flood response, inclement weather and other emergency events.<br /><br /><b>Employment Standards</b><br /><br /><strong>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br />Any combination of education, 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.<br /><br /><strong>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:</strong><br /><ul> <li>Experience with methods, principles, techniques, and practices used in sophisticated environmental monitoring programs; especially stream ecology and/or morphology. <li>Experience with administering professional services contracts. <li>Experience with implementing and developing environmental education and outreach programs and/or tools for a variety of audiences. <li>Knowledge and experience with various stormwater management systems and innovative/emerging techniques and practices. <li>Experience in large-scale program or project management.</li></li></li></li></li></ul><br /><strong>CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.<br /><br /><strong>PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />Ability to conduct field surveys that require walking long distances and carrying equipment through rough terrain including stream valleys and wetlands. Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.<br /><br /><strong>NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br />Is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.<br /><br />The appointee to this position will be required 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.<br /><br /><strong>SELECTION PROCEDURE:</strong><br />Panel interview may include exercise.<br /><br /><strong>It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.</strong><br /><br />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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