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The department’s four business areas – Capital Facilities, Stormwater Management, Wastewater Management, and Solid Waste Management – build infrastructure and provide critical services to make Fairfax County a sustainable place for residents to live, work, and play. DPWES’s mission and services are focused on achieving the Board of Supervisors’ environmental, economic, recreational, transportation, safety, and social equity strategic priorities.
The department is accredited by the American Public Works Association. This national program recognizes public works agencies that comply with or exceed recommended best practices. The recognition affirms the department’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to Fairfax County residents.
Employee professional growth is emphasized through training, work assignments, and career promotional opportunities. One of these programs, Pathways, provides a variety of ways for employees to improve their skills and prepare for leadership opportunities.
Watch our new employee orientation video to learn more about how DPWES accomplishes its mission to create and maintain sustainable communities.