Plans, directs, and manages the administration of an advanced state-of-the-art certified laboratory and administers the county EPA approved Pretreatment Program. Stays current on environmental regulations affecting the wastewater industry. Ensures Clean Water Act compliance and provides enforcement of Pretreatment Program requirements under county, state and federal law. The laboratory conducts environmental monitoring, and control programs for streams, estuary, wastewater, stormwater, reuse water, groundwater, leachate, air, sediment, sludge, and industrial waste. Oversees outreach, education and sewer science programs for Wastewater Management. Represents the county on several inter-jurisdictional committees. Provides technical expertise, policy input and interpretation on environmental regulations and issues. Facilitates and coordinates environmental initiatives cross cutting county agencies. Negotiates and administers various supporting contracts both technical and non-technical in nature. Directs and leads a technical staff of 20 professionals including managers, supervisors, environmental technologists and code specialists.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education and experience equivalent to: graduation from an accredited college or a university with a degree in chemistry, biology, or sanitary engineering; and five years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental monitoring, toxics control and water quality issues.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Laboratory management experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience overseeing an analytical lab with advanced instrumentation. Thorough knowledge of the principles of theoretical and applied chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, waste management, operation of analytical instrumentation and sanitary engineering. Extensive pretreatment program knowledge and pertinent federal, state and county regulations and the ability to ensure compliance. Experience implementing and managing an EPA or state approved pretreatment program. Knowledgeable in NELAP or VELAP. Knowledgeable in a wide range of environmental areas including wastewater and water quality. Proven ability to effectively manage multiple programs and projects, provide strong leadership, creative problem solving, and work collaboratively. Excellent verbal and written skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of the position are generally sedentary, but some standing and filed visits are required. Duties require the appointee to enter a laboratory and other facilities that may contain hazardous material. Duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.
NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: Is required to completed a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Note: Position is designated as emergency service personnel and may be required to report 24/7 as needed.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.
Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax Co...unty also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.
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