Engineering Technician Iii - Senior Engineering Technician

Fairfax, Virginia
$56,957.47 - $94,929.54 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Full Time
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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.

Under general supervision of the Code Specialist II in the Technical Services Branch of the Building Division, provides technical interpretations and evaluates construction documents in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, referenced standards and departmental policies. Reviews and processes shop drawings and related documents for elevator Program. Serves as lead technician in support of the county Elevator and cross connection Program. Communicates development regulations to contractors, builders, engineers, other governmental agencies, and the public. 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.

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

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, four years of engineering technical support work.
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This position may be underfilled as an Engineering Technician II (Grade S19, $49,526.46 - $82,543.97 Annually). The Minimum Qualifications for the Engineering Technician II are : Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; plus, three years of engineering technical support work.

Strong customer service skills. Clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Ability to read/interpret construction documents to verify compliance with applicable state and local codes. Familiarity with the Virginia Construction Code and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Proficiency with Accela(PLUS) or similar types of databases.

Ability to stand, bend, squat and twist upper body up to an hour. Visual acuity to read data and construction documents on computer monitors. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

VDHCD Permit Technician
VDHCD Elevator Inspector General

The appointee of this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview may include a 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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