Engineering Technician Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$49,526.46 - $82,543.97 Annually
May 20, 2023
Jun 03, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as a part of our Solid Waste Management Program. Provides hands-on, technical support to monitor, operate and maintain environmental infrastructure at the I-95 and I-66 landfills, with an emphasis on leachate pumping infrastructure, landfill gas management systems and stormwater management facilities. Operates small construction equipment such as backhoe, skid steer, and forklift. Interpret maps and engineering plans. Gathers and analyzes monitoring data, and evaluate equipment performance to inform operation, maintenance, and repairs. Identifies requirements and specifications necessary to repair and replace equipment and infrastructure. Maintains files and records to support environmental compliance requirements. Makes simple computations to determine the type and quantities of construction materials and equipment. Researches and evaluates new equipment for potential application at the landfill and maintain supplies. Designs simple structures. Engages in and adhere to Solid Waste Management safe working practices and comply with the DPWES Safety Competencies.

DPWES Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) provides a nationally-recognized, award-winning suite of solid waste management services to one of the largest and most affluent municipalities in the United States. SWMP is a recognized national and state leader in the field of responsible and effective solid waste management, and proud to have held accreditation from the American Public Works Association for many years. The program has received multiple national and local awards from industry associations and the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program.

The foundation of this track record for achievement and success is a firm commitment to making Fairfax County a better, greener place to live and work, backed by a motivated and diverse workforce of approximately 350 employees. This matchless team of professionals are working together towards a singular goal: providing environmentally responsible and cost-effective management of municipal solid waste, keeping Fairfax County safe, green, healthy, and clean.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offer comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through LiveWell and the Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits in the following links:

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, three years of engineering technical support work.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Class II Waste Management Facilities Operator's License - (Training required within 18 months of hire.)
  • OSHA-Approved Confined Space Training - 16 Hour Course - within 6 months of hire.

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

  1. At least five years experience in construction, operation and maintenance of this infrastructure or ability to transfer mechanical aptitude .
  2. Five years of experience constructing, operating, or maintaining landfill systems.
  3. Two years experience maintaining and monitoring gas wells.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Manual strength and dexterity needed to lift and handle equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds without assistance or 25 to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to access tight spaces by crawling, reaching, and stooping. Able to enter confined spaces and wear any safety gear needed for entry. Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Work requires performing tasks in an environment in which raw waste is present. Ability to operate a vehicle in the performance of duties. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include an 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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