Fairfax County, VA Job: Ecological Restoration Specialist

FAIRFAX COUNTY

invites applications for the position of:

Construction/Maintenance Project Manager I (Ecological Restoration Specialist)

19-02520

DPWES Stormwater Management

 

SALARY: $31.49 – $52.48 Hourly; $2,518.97 – $4,198.29 Biweekly; $65,493.17 – $109,155.49 Annually

Pay Grade:S26

LOCATION: CTY. GOVERNMENT CENTER, 12000 GOVERNMENT CENTER PKWY., FAIRFAX (EJ32)

OPENING DATE: 11/23/19

CLOSING DATE: 12/13/19 11:59 PM

POSTING TYPE: Open to General Public

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

Manages stormwater capital or rehabilitation projects to improve water quality and facility conditions and improve ecological function. This may include stream restoration, detention basin retrofit/rehabilitation, flood control/mitigation or floodplain restoration and other water-dependent or environmental projects. Responsible for the development and management of project scopes, schedules, resources, status, stakeholder relations, coordination, contracting, and correspondence. Provides expertise for and support of ecological restoration programs to assess resource condition, guide restoration and determine project success. Provides quality control and quality assurance for construction documents including plans, plats, and specifications. Ensures projects conform to contract documents and all applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Obtains necessary permits and ensures compliance with permit conditions. Coordinates project designs and resolve utility conflicts, prepares environmental permit applications, prepares construction cost estimates, provides contract administration and schedules construction with homeowners. Collaborates with and coordinates interdisciplinary teams to support restoration programs. Prepares and conducts presentations to residents to educate and garner community and stakeholders support. Reviews contract payment requests for completion and conformance to contract terms, processes requests for payment as appropriate. Assists in or perform the negotiation and administration of design and/or construction contracts. Independently performs construction and maintenance project management work including scoping, planning, monitoring, scheduling, budget preparation, coordinating, task order/purchase order tracking, and quality control for landscape projects, capital construction, facility renovation, maintenance, infrastructure rehabilitation, and infrastructure renewal projects. The projects include, but are not limited to landscape, streetscape, roads, walkways, pedestrian bridges, and bus shelters.

Note: Required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow and other designated emergencies on an as-needed basis. Must adhere to and fully support the department’s safety guidelines.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related; and, four years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision or management of construction or maintenance projects, including at least two years of experience in contract administration.

OR

Successful completion of the Project Manager Development Program and three years in the Assistant Project Manager class.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and skills in managing ecological restoration or natural resource management projects or programs. A bachelor’s degree in restoration ecology, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences or related disciplines. Expertise in terrestrial and/or aquatic ecology particularly in inventory, vegetative community classification, restoration plan development, implementation, monitoring and maintenance to ensure success of restoration projects. Knowledge and experience managing teams and implementing stormwater projects and/or environmental projects. Experience with and ability to use AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS as well as natural resource assessment and field data collection methodologies and equipment. Certification by the Society for Ecological Restoration as a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) or Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner-in-Training (CERPIT).

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

A valid driver’s license is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Ability to perform field investigations. Ability to walk in rugged, uneven and steep terrain in streams and stream valleys unassisted to perform field investigation on storm drainage, stormwater management, and stream channel projects. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing. 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, and sleeved shirt. Ability and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions responding to emergency events (e.g. snow removal, flood and hurricane response, etc.)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The appointee of this position is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Panel Interview may include an interview.

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.

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.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm

12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270

Fairfax, VA 22035

703-324-4900

HRCentral@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position #19-02520

CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECT MANAGER I (ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION SPECIALIST)