Engineer Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
May 27, 2023
Jun 24, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Announcement

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.

The Site Development and Inspections Division (SDID) of Land Development Services (LDS) seeks an experienced individual for review of site-related plans. Reviews and approves site development plans to ensure compliance with the county codes and ordinances. Site-related plans reviewed by the Engineer III include large mixed-use developments, subdivisions, public improvement (utility) plans, and single-family home grading plans. Ensures expeditious plan processing, quick resolution of project issues, and exceptional customer services.

Plan review responsibilities include identifying regulation-based deficiencies in submissions, providing review comments, and participating in meetings with applicants and stakeholders to resolve compliance issues. Duties also include resolution of site development issues regarding proposed improvements to the roadway network, sanitary sewers, stormwater treatment and conveyance, site lighting, zoning compliance, and other regulated design criteria. The reviewer may make recommendations regarding Chesapeake Bay Ordinance exceptions and exemptions and Public Facilities Manual (PFM) waivers and modifications. The reviewer may research special engineering studies or reports, comment on studies and prepares reports, and serve on various collaborative staff work groups. Requires motor vehicle operation to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences. Works under the supervision of the Branch Chief and the guidance of senior staff.

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.

  • A valid driver's license
  • DEQ - Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Plan Reviewer certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.

  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Working knowledge of land development processes, regulations and construction techniques used in site development particularly in Northern Virginia.
  • Professional experience in the engineering field and the civil engineering field.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with LDS staff, other regulatory agency staff, county officials, stakeholders and applicants.

Dexterity needed to operate key-board driven equipment. Ability to be mobile in order to visit inspection sites, to include traversing through rough and uneven terrain. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and 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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