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Engineering Technician I

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$43,128.18 - $71,879.60 Annually
Closing date
May 27, 2023

Job Details

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Performs a variety of duties in support of the Stormwater Conveyance Branch of the Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division. Supports the operation of the storm conveyance system condition assessment survey program by conducting inspections, collecting field data, and reporting defects both from walking surveys and on a mobile platform (CCTV). Recommends maintenance and/or rehabilitation action for both the open and closed storm drainage conveyance systems. Conducts research and field inspections, evaluating system functionality per agency inspection procedures and program service levels. Reconciles inventory documents with actual field data for updating into GIS and agency databases. Interprets program policies and established service levels to identify corrective action, determine the scope of work, prepare work orders, follow maintenance criteria to repair or replace deficiencies in the storm conveyance systems. Estimates the quantity of work, necessary materials, manpower and equipment needed to perform tasks. Ensures land rights are in place for access and accomplishment of identified work. Draws sketches of work areas to accompany work orders. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; and one year of engineering technical support work experience or one year of post-secondary vocational trade school or completion of one year of an applied science associate's degree.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • VDOT Basic Work Zone Traffic Control Certification within 18 months of hire.

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

Basic engineering knowledge and/or construction experiences such as plan reading, drafting, design and scientific knowledge as it relates to stormwater.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle to drive to/from job sites, off-site meetings, training and/or conferences. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to conduct field inspections. Ability to push, pull, stoop, walk, climb, bend, lift and carry objects weighing up to 110 lbs. with assistance and ability to walk/traverse rough, icy, broken terrain, go up and down steep hills, slopes and steps at a sustained rate. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, emergency retrieval systems and atmospheric monitoring systems. 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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Company info
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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