Engineer Iii

Lorton, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Mar 04, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County’s Wastewater Management Program is a nationally recognized Utility of the Future. Its wastewater treatment plant, the 67 MGD Noman M. Cole Pollution Control Plant, is a multi-year NACWA Platinum Award winning facility, which houses one of the most advanced wastewater treatment processes including primary, secondary, and tertiary liquid treatment processes, reclaimed water and sophisticated biosolids management program including incineration.

Under the guidance of the Engineering Support Branch Chief, serves as the process engineer at the Noman M Cole Pollution Control Plant, a 67 million gallon per day advanced wastewater treatment plant located in Lorton, VA.
  • Performs engineering analysis and daily long-term process monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization to ensure efficient, effective, and compliant operations;
  • Conducts research and pilot studies on new technologies and process improvement;
  • Works closely with the operation and maintenance group to implement process recommendations in the plant;
  • Serves as project manager and/or technical lead during project activities;
  • Serves as back up to other engineering positions. Supports other facility groups and branches.

Position may be underfilled as an Engineer II; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

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.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Engineer II (Grade S24, $62,693 - $104,489). The employment standards for the Engineer II are: Any combination of education, 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 one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Engineer II. 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 Engineer III. Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Engineer III within two years of the job announcement's closing date.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driver's license check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated; possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; organized, and detail oriented as it relates to regulatory compliance. Other preferred qualifications include:
  1. Experience ensuring compliance with and knowledge of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act and associated federal and state regulations as they relate to wastewater facilities,
  2. Process, maintenance, and/or and operational experience and/or knowledge relating to large scale (>35 MGD) advanced wastewater treatment plants, and
  3. Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to write, communicate, and perform process inspection and evaluations in the field; and perform engineering analysis and pc work. Must be able to walk, climb stairs and 28 ft. ladders. 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.
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