Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Watershed Projects Manager to join the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management (OSEM) division. This employee will support the County's comprehensive stormwater management program which reduces the potential for stormwater threats to public health, provides information on watershed and stormwater management, ensures compliance with state and federal stormwater, water quality and floodplain management requirements, and reduces the impacts of new and existing urban development on Arlington streams, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Watershed Projects Manager will work with project managers, maintenance staff, engineers and construction managers to plan, implement, track and monitor watershed retrofit and stream restoration projects as part of Arlington County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan. This employee will lead internal and contracted design teams in the preparation of construction plans and specifications, and will ensure compliance with program goals, current design standards, and applicable regulations. This employee will also work collaboratively with outreach staff to engage and inform residents, civic associations, community groups, commissions, County management and elected officials about stormwater capital projects. This Projects Manager will facilitate the procurement process for construction, and collaborate with construction managers and contractors to ensure that the projects meet design requirements and specifications and can be adequately maintained and monitored. This employee will also work with staff to review development plans affecting riparian buffers, streams and wetlands.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, organized, resourceful, collaborative, flexible, persistent, self-motivated, willing to embrace new ideas and projects, creative, analytical and a problem-solver with strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in the Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related field, plus significant experience in managing watershed projects, implementing stormwater programs or managing environmental capital projects.
Substitution: A Master's degree in the Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, or a related field may substitute for one year of the experience requirement.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
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