Engineering Technician Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,526.46 - $82,543.97 Annually
Posted
Jun 03, 2023
Closes
Jun 17, 2023
Ref
23-01676
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

A team member in the Flood Response and Service Request Section of the Stormwater Conveyance Branch. Assists in investigating structural and property flooding and further evaluates properties in need of flood mitigation improvements. Follows up on reconciliation of maintenance work orders within the conveyance branch. Responds to citizens for resolution of service requests related to agency maintenance programs and refer complaints to other agencies as appropriate. Evaluates field conditions and completes maintenance work orders in compliance with adopted levels of service. Researches, prepares reports/presentations and correspondence for compliance with permit conditions and the agency's annual reporting and program requirements. Assists and supports engineers and technicians with technical research leading to the design, construction, and permit issuance for maintenance of the county's conveyance systems. Completes power point presentations for flood mitigation project reporting purposes. Processes contract documents such as invoices, task order contracts, material requests etc. Supports response to citizen inquiries with research of design plans, easement plats and related correspondence as they relate to agency maintenance programs and projects. Monitors contractor's work and ensures that contractors and county employees adhere to all safety requirements. Supports field staff in inspections to evaluate contractor compliance to contract specifications. Conducts citizen complaint investigations, documents observations, and prepares work orders for follow-on maintenance activities. Responds to emergency calls and meets with homeowners and other county agency staff or entities as needed to review and/or discuss field data or project issues. This position works under general supervision.

Other duties include:
  • Provides quality control and quality assurance for all assigned work.
  • Promotes safety awareness and enforces safety procedures.
  • Coordinates interagency programs, responds to resident inquiries, and builds consensus with stakeholders.
  • Investigates, documents, and tracks flooding issues to develop and maintain an implementation plan for flood mitigation projects.
Note: The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • A valid driver's license.
  • VDOT Work Zone Traffic Control certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Pipe Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP) within 18 months of hire.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Established knowledge in reviewing data and identifying, interpreting and appropriately classifying the data.
  • Experience operating keyboard driven and computer equipment.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and well-documented technical reports.
  • Ability to apply basic engineering principles to the solution of problems.
  • Possess information technology skills including computerized maintenance management systems, GIS and Microsoft Office automation.
  • Must be highly motivated and demonstrate thorough knowledge of engineering drawings, computational processes, and spreadsheets/databases through initiative and applying basic engineering principles; possess the skills oriented toward providing outstanding customer service to stakeholders.
  • A pipeline assessment and program certification (PACP) and/or manhole assessment and program certification (MACP) is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to push, pull, stoop, walk, climb, and bend, lift and carry objects weighing up to 90 pounds. At a sustained rate and for numerous mileage, ability to walk and inspect storm sewer in a variety of climatic and topographic conditions. Ability to drive a County pick-up truck. Physical and mental ability to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.

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