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Environmental Compliance Inspector

The Environmental Compliance Inspector (ECI) provides environmental inspection management and guidance on the implementation of Environmental Commitments and Performance Assistance Program for transportation construction projects in the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg Districts. The position works as a strategic interdisciplinary team member to provide expert technical assistance on the proper application of and compliance with commitments pertaining to water quality permits, environmental documents, cultural/historic resources, threatened and endangered species, noise abatement, hazardous materials and other federal/state environmental commitments.

The ECI analyzes projects related to environmental compliance concerns, constraints, and requirements associated with project development, construction, and future maintenance liabilities and constructability issues. The ECI provides interpretation and guidance on compliance with environmental laws regulations, guidelines and policies, and VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications and Standards.

The ECI confirms identified commitments are properly documented in the commitments database and the correct associated special provisions/copied notes are included in bid proposals and contracts. The ECI conducts quality assurance reviews of project pre-advertisement plans for consistency with permit sketches and reviews Environmental Commitments Plan Sheet(s) for completeness and accuracy. Serves as the environmental representative and liaison with internal and external stakeholders and attends preconstruction meetings (and other project meetings) to communicate commitments as well as expectation for compliance.

The ECI conducts project site visits at the established frequency to monitor commitments implementation, completes a report after each inspection of a project’s overall compliance classification score, and prepares a monthly summary of the compliance status of each project monitored.

The ECI also assists environmental staff with water quality permit modifications and additional coordination required for other environmental program commitments.
This position is based in Northern Virginia District and requires regularly scheduled travel to the Fredericksburg District to fulfill ECI duties outside the home District, as warranted based on program needs.

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In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Access the following link: for additional information.

Minimum Qualifications
·        Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local transportation and environmental rules, regulations, policies, and practices.
·        Training or experience in environmental monitoring and inspection of construction activities, including providing recommendations to evaluate environmental compliance.
·        Experience working with project proponents to avoid, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts.
·        Experience in Waters of the U.S. delineation and permitting.
·        Experience interpreting and implementing the requirements of threatened and endangered species regulations.
·        Skill in project management, workload planning and scheduling, and technical data interpretation and tracking, including gathering and analyzing data to make environmental recommendations.
·        Ability to review, critique, and interpret plans, contracts, special provisions, and specifications.
·        Skill in the use of computers and software applications.
·        Valid VA DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector and Stormwater Management Control Inspector or ability to obtain within one year of employment.
·        Valid Driver’s License
·        VA DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector and Stormwater Management Control Inspector Certifications or ability to obtain within one year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
·        Progressively responsible experience managing complex projects in the transportation or construction industry.
·        Degree in environmental studies or sciences or equivalent experience or training.
·        VA DEQ Combined Administrator Certification.