Ecologist II

Open & closing dates

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 to Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:00:00

Fairfax County

DPWES Stormwater Management


$57,166 to $95,277 (per year)

Appointment type

FT Salary W BN

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Applies biological and ecological sciences to water resources and stormwater management programs. Overall duties include support of the water quality monitoring program, watershed plan implementation, and scoping of improvement projects as part of the county's stormwater program in compliance with pertinent federal, state and county regulations and procedures. Performs highly technical data collection, analysis and reporting, and participates in water quality sampling, fieldwork, and development of monitoring plans. Assists in and/or manages consultant contracts, responds to public inquires, performs public outreach and educational activities and adheres to safety procedures. Specific duties include:
  • Participates in the development of monitoring plans, quality assurance project plans and procedures;
  • Analyzes data and prepares monitoring reports which summarize water quality conditions of streams and/or the conditions of ecosystems;
  • Assesses the impacts of development and stormwater management systems on the ecological health of county streams and stream valleys and/or the impacts from human land disturbance, non-native invasive species and other factors on natural communities/ecosystems;
  • Performs monitoring of stormwater infrastructure and streams in compliance with the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit for the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4);
  • Assists in the development and ongoing management of MS4 permit reports and/or summary reports for regulatory compliance;
  • Manages watershed and stream resource monitoring data;
  • Assists in development of stormwater watershed management plans;
  • Assists in the selection, design and implementation of stream and watershed improvement projects;
  • Performs public outreach activities and supports educational programs including the development of brochures, reports web pages and/or other communication tools;
  • Conducts and reviews Resource Protection Area (RPA) and wetland delineation studies in accordance with state regulations and the county's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance;
  • Responds to citizen and business community questions regarding the condition of streams and aquatic ecosystems;
  • Participates in public meetings;
  • Participates in on-call emergency response for storm events such as flood monitoring in high-risk, flood prone areas.
  • Monitors physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the county's streams, lakes, ponds and other water bodies;