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.
Position may be underfilled as an Instrumentation Technician I; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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.
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.UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver's licenseNECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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