Job Title Environmental Program Specialist I
Location Henrico, VA, US
Organization Name County of Henrico Department of Public Works – Environmental Division
About Us
Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots.  Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas.  Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government.  Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies.  Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties
Performs routine and less complex duties as assigned to ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental laws for all assigned projects and programs; does related work as required.
Essential Duties
This position will assist in the management of various aspects, including construction inspection, of the watershed management program of the Department of Public Works.  Assigned project types will include, but not be limited to, stream restoration, wetland creation and restoration, and stormwater management projects.  The successful candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:  Basic technical knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations as well as sustainability concepts and best management practices; basic knowledge of erosion-control principles and practices; basic knowledge of storm water management principles and practices; knowledge of construction methods and techniques; familiarity with watershed management, wetlands, flood plains, and other environmental laws and issues relevant to land development, use and management within the County; knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility (compliance) with County standards, guides and applicable state and federal requirements; ability to multitask and effectively manage competing priorities and make sound decisions; sound judgment with critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to cost effectively and appropriately resolve complex issues and ensure ongoing compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws; ability to accurately and consistently interpret and apply complex laws, regulations and policies; ability to lead, manage and partner effectively; excellent negotiation skills; knowledge of the principles and practices of contract procurement and management; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to diverse audiences of stakeholders including but not limited to County Officials, County employees at all levels, engineers, developers, contractors, landowners, regulatory agencies’ personnel, and citizens; ability to research, collect and maintain data, consider and weigh a variety of factors in making decisions or recommendations; ability to synthesize multiple types of complex data and produce easily understood reports and other materials; good supervisory skills including the ability to effectively manage workloads and projects and to foster and maintain high morale and engagement; good knowledge of personal computers and /or automated systems with the ability to enter, maintain, retrieve, analyze and report technical data clearly and concisely and to use common office software and department specific software and systems to accurately compile and maintain Division specific data and provide detailed reports; physical condition that permits activities including but not limited to walking long distances, climbing, bending, driving and working under adverse temperatures and/or weather conditions as needed to perform assigned duties and access diverse environmental locations Countywide; personal accountability including teamwork and establishing and maintaining positive relationships with a diverse community of internal and external stakeholders, customers and colleagues; ability to work independently; excellent customer service skills; tact; and courtesy. Must be able to positively and appropriately represent the County at the local, state and federal levels. Requires ability to work a flexible schedule with the ability to travel as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Four (4) year degree in a relevant field, preferably in an engineering field from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies and some previous relevant environmental management experience at a local, state or federal level preferred; may OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Additional Information
A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

Requires possession of a valid driver’s license.

How To Apply
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.
Minimum Salary 60413
Maximum Salary 111133
Currency USD
Main Organization General Government
General Government
Employment Status Permanent Fulltime
Permanent Full-time