Senior Engineer Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Nov 26, 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

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. The Site Development and Inspections Division (SDID) of Land Development Services (LDS) seeks experienced candidates to fill three Senior Engineer III positions in the division.

Duties include:

  • Checks plan reviews done by others to ensure consistent and accurate interpretation and application of state and county codes and ordinances
  • Manages resources to ensure plans are reviewed within prescribed timelines
  • Uses good engineering judgement to balance code requirements with LDS goals
  • Provides timely resolution of design, construction, and plan processing issues in collaboration with others before they cause project delays
  • Confers with division and other agency staff to monitor the progress of projects and keep staff and applicants apprised of the status of review and approvals using verbal or written reports
  • At director's and/or branch chief's request, reviews and approves or disapproves major plans such as Zoning Development Plans, Public Improvement Plans, Subdivision Plans, Site Plans, and Record Plats in paper or electronic format; reviews and makes recommendations regarding Chesapeake Bay Ordinance Exceptions, Public Facilities Manual (PFM) waivers and modifications; and reviews engineering studies and reports.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; Plus, Four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
  • Driver's License.
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and driver's record 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.

  • Five or more years of experience in working with Fairfax County Ordinances and Regulations.
  • Five or more years of experience interacting with the Fairfax County Site Plan Review process.

Dexterity needed to operate key-board driven equipment. Ability to be mobile to visit inspection sites, to include traversing through rough and uneven terrain. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and 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.

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