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Sunday, August 10, 2008

ECOLOGIST II

Fairfax County
Application Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270,
Fairfax, VA 22035

Stormwater Planning Division,
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Job # 08-1499; $51,065 to $68,819 (Grade S24)


Description: Applies biological and ecological sciences to water resources and stormwater management programs. Overall duties include the support of water quality monitoring, watershed planning, 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 the development of water quality sampling and quality assurance plans. Assisted in and/or manages architecture and engineering contracts, responds to public inquires, performs public outreach and educational activities, and adheres to safety procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in aquatic ecology, biology, environmental science, limnology, natural resource management or related field; plus two years of experience in water quality monitoring, data analysis and reporting, bioassessments (fish and macroinvertebrates) using standard protocols, and assessments of stream habitat conditions.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. A valid driver's license is required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the methods, principles, techniques and practices used in a sophisticated environmental services program; knowledge and experience with stormwater management systems, including supporting water quality and quantity models; knowledge or experience in stream restoration techniques, stream morphology and hydrology; knowledge of the pertinent federal, state and county environmental regulations; knowledge of safety procedures for handling and testing substances; experienced with databases, statistical analysis programs and use of GIS; experience with consultant contract administration; and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including technical reports. Experience with or expertise in watershed planning.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

Closing Date: 8/22/2008

Benefits: Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

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