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Instrumentation Technician Ii

Fairfax County Government
Lorton, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Closing date
Feb 11, 2023

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Fairfax County’s Wastewater Management Program is a nationally recognized Utility of the Future and its wastewater treatment plant, the 67 million gallon per day Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, is a multiple year NACWA Platinum Award winning facility. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then the Wastewater Treatment Division is the place for you.

  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems and components associated with flow, level, and analytical measuring devices.
  • Calibrates, maintains, and repairs wastewater treatment plant instrumentation. * Assists Instrumentation Technician III in the installation, repairs, and programming of programmable logic controllers (PLC), digital valve networks and other complex process control systems.
  • Perform independent action to troubleshoots and repair the plant process control systems.
  • Responsible for the proper setting and operation of pressure, level, motion, and status switches that interlock to the process control systems.
  • Maintains the continuous emission monitoring system on the incinerator stacks.
  • Performs calibration and repair on sensor and alarm systems for oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, explosive gas (methane), and fire detection.
  • Utilizes electronic test equipment such as laptop computers, volt/ohm/ amp meters, digital manometers, and variety of specialty calibrators to verify the accuracy and proper operation of the plant equipment.
  • Keeps accurate records of calibrations and correction maintenance.

Position may be underfilled as an Instrumentation Technician I; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or a GED issued by a state department of education or completion of a vocation course of an instrumentation/ technician/electronic or similar vocational and or apprenticeship program; plus three years of work experience related to the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial instrumentation or electronic, electrical equipment found in water or wastewater utilities.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Instrumentation Technician I (Grade S18, $47,271 - $78,785). The employment standards for the Instrumentation Technician I are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education; Or completion of a vocation course of an instrumentation/ technician/electronic or similar vocational and or apprenticeship program; plus one year of work experience related to the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial instrumentation or electronic, electrical equipment found in water or wastewater utilities. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Instrumentation Technician I . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Instrumentation Technician II.

A valid driver's license

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination 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.

Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical control systems. Experience problem solving or diagnosing on live low voltage circuit. SCADA and PLC experience. Experience working at a wastewater treatment plant. Instrumentation or Electrical Journeyman license. Certificate or Associates degree in related field.

Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to climb ladders, work in confined spaces, work from elevated heights such as catwalks etc, and use respirator. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include 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.


Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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