Stormwater Program Specialist

Arlington County | Arlington, VA

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Posted Date 10/14/2019

Salary: $62,858 - $102,669 a year

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.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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