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 STORMWATER PROGRAM SPECIALIST - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$62857 - 102668
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Other
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2594526 / Latpro-3710945 
Date posted: Oct-11-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$62,857.60 - $102,668.80 Annually


Arlington, VA

Job Type



Department of Parks and Recreation

Job Number



10/24/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is seeking a Stormwater Program Specialist to work in the Parks and Natural Resources Division (PNR). The Specialist works in support of the County's comprehensive watershed and stormwater management programs, with focus on requirements of the County's MS4 Permit.

The work will involve collaboration with the Park Development Division (PDD), Contractors, Park Service Area Managers, and the Watershed Management Team on water resource protection issues.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinating DPR's MS4 Permit implementation responsibilities, including pollution prevention, spill response, monitoring, facility inspection, employee training, record keeping and reporting;
  • Managing the implementation of new stormwater facilities within parks' properties;
  • Managing the compliance and enforcement of the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices;
  • Inspecting vegetative buffers/areas to ensure conformance with approved plans and specifications;
  • Work with the Park Development Division to develop best management practices for new park projects incorporate cost-effective operation and maintenance of required stormwater management facilities and to help ensure proper construction;
  • Reviewing proposed stormwater contracts and construction plans to confirm adherence to the County's MS4 Permit;
  • Remaining knowledgeable of stormwater management practices and technologies, including green infrastructure construction and maintenance.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field and Two years of planning experience in watershed management, stormwater program implementation, construction and contract management, or a closely related environmental science or engineering field.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional education may be substituted for experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience in SWMF construction, maintenance, and inspection;
  • Certification from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for Inspector for Stormwater Management, Plan Reviewer for Stormwater Management or Inspector for Erosion and Sediment Control;
  • Implementing MS4 permit requirements associated with SWMF inspection and maintenance;
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders and partners in stormwater management design and construction; and
  • Master's degree in related field.

Special Requirements

Stormwater Inspector Certification from Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must be obtained within one year from date of hire.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid vehicle operator's license.  If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The employee must be available for call-back in case of emergency situations, major storm incidents, including snow removal, and occasional evening and weekend work. 

Employee is based at the Parks Operations Center at 2700 South Taylor Street, Arlington, but work is performed at park facilities throughout the County.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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