Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.
Working directly with the public, the Engineer Technician II or under supervision of the Permit Application Center Supervisor, uses technical knowledge of the VCC (Virginia Construction Code), Fairfax County Code, LDS Policies and Procedures and all other applicable codes and ordinances to ensure plans and permit applications meet minimum submission requirements and to ensure that issued permits meet the same standards. Evaluates complex applications for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and household appliance permits for all types of construction that occurs in the county to ensure compliance with all applicable codes. Uses technical knowledge of licensing requirements to ensure applicants are properly licensed with the Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation. Ensures online permits are in compliance with VCC, Fairfax County Code and all other applicable codes. Explains complex construction code regulations to developers, contractors, constituents and other Fairfax County agencies. Must obtain Permit Technician Certification through DHCD Jack A. Procter Virginia Building Code Academy within twelve months of hiring date. Complies with LDS's safety programs and guidelines. Complies with county, agency and job specific training requirements, including but not limited to Emergency Management and Safety related courses.Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, three years of engineering technical support work. Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to" PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSES:
- Strong customer service skills and/or public contact experience.
- Telework experience.
- Ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment.
- Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
- Research skills. Knowledge of FIDO, LDI and PAWS computer systems.
- Ability to read and interpret construction documents.
- Familiar with the Virginia Construction Code and the ICC family of codes.
- Front-line customer service experience in a fast-paced environment at a public counter.
Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to bend and crouch to retrieve plans. Ability to lift plans weighing up to 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to sit for extended periods of time. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date
. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.