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Fairfax County Park Authority
Fairfax, VA and various field locations

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking an individual to manage a new community education and social marketing pilot project called Watch the Green Grow. The successful candidate will work across agency divisions to implement and evaluate the pilot project at stream valley parks across Fairfax County. Complete job description and qualifications:

Salary: $20.00-$25.00 Hourly non-merit, benefits eligible (medical coverage is available with a portion of the premium covered by the county)

Location: Herrity Building (12055 Government Center Parkway) and various field locations

Schedule: This position is scheduled to work 20 to 30 hours per week with a minimum of 1,039 hours per year but not to exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year. There is no guarantee of a minimum number of scheduled hours (daily, weekly, monthly) Weekend and evening work hours should be expected.  Position funding only lasts 1 year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

How to apply: Email cover letter and resume to

Fairfax County Government 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
DPWES Stormwater Management
Fairfax, VA

There are two positions open in the Watershed Assessment Branch for ecologists and would appreciate your help disseminating this information. One is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or current, or former graduate student, with a passion for outreach and monitoring activities (Ecologist 1).  The second is a full-time, merit position requiring 5 years of experience in ecology (Ecologist 3).

Ecologist I – (Limited Term, aquatic ecologist/watershed outreach/based at Fairfax Gov’t Center)

Assists with coordination, participation and development of watershed and stormwater-related public outreach and education programs and materials. Supports all aspects of the existing Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) stormwater education partnership program and assists with developing new tools as needed. Disseminates information on stream ecology and watershed management to various audiences using both verbal and written communications. Assists with website content updates. Assists with water resources and biological science duties including water quality monitoring, habitat evaluations, stream assessments and other stormwater monitoring tasks. Assists with the management of data to be used for analysis and reporting requirements. As needed, provides support for other stormwater management programs and activities. Reports to Watershed Education and Outreach Section Chief. Link for additional information: *You must use this link to find this job! Scroll down to find Ecologist I (Grade S-21).

Ecologist III – (aquatic ecologist/habitat assessments/watershed outreach/based at Fairfax Gov’t Center)

Excerpt from job ad: Team lead for the countywide Stream Physical Assessment (SPA) program. Plans and coordinates the work of a team of ecologists and/or manages professional contracts to ensure the SPA project timelines, objectives and data quality targets are met. Responsible for training staff on program protocols and management of data collected. Assists Section Chief with communicating information from SPA to users and stakeholders. Coordinates, leads and develops watershed-based education and outreach programs and tools for a variety of audiences. Participates in various stormwater management programs that include water quality monitoring and regulatory compliance activities as part of the county’s Multiple Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharge permit and the comprehensive Stormwater Program. Participates in the watershed management planning process; including capital project nomination, selection, scoping, design and implementation as well as post-construction evaluation/restoration monitoring efforts. Reports to Watershed Education and Outreach Section Chief. Job ad link:

Greenbelt, MD

Upcoming application windows: Summer 2019, Fall 2019

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting. This is a 10-week paid contracting position open for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals including veterans of the Armed Forces. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts.

Details about the program and how to apply can be found at  The DEVELOP program has three terms: spring, summer, and fall – the term dates and application windows are updated on the “Apply” page of the DEVELOP website. In addition to Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, there are many other locations across the United States that you can find on the “Locations” page.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20-29 hours per week for the spring term. Paid positions are funded using a rate determined by application type, education level, and location.

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