Engineering Technician I

Fairfax, Virginia
$45,474.42 - $75,789.79 Annually
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides technical engineering support work for the Office of the Fire Marshal. Communicates with customers concerning processes that occur within the Office of the Fire Marshal that are regulated by the Virginia Construction Code (VCC), the Statewide Fire Prevention code (SFPC) and related technical standards. Coordinates scheduling for the Office of the Fire Marshal inspection activities that are regulated by the aforementioned documents. This encompasses knowledge of complex fire protection systems and occupancy type. Assists the Town of Herndon and Town of Vienna officials and customers with the process for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy. Performs other duties as required.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Performs technical duties involving the application of engineering skills and techniques;
  • Uses or checks instruments for accuracy;
  • Prepares and presents findings;
  • Monitors actions taken;
  • Interprets and indexes plans;
  • Provides information to the public on a specific program area;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
    Reports unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Basic knowledge of engineering techniques and technical procedures;
  • Basic knowledge of the methods and equipment used in inspection methods;
  • Basic knowledge of county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations pertaining to the appropriate technical field;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to conduct research and evaluate data;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions quickly and accurately;
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships and work in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

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 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.
  • Experience in the land development industry; which may include site development, building construction or trade (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire protection) experience.
  • Experience in a high-volume call-center responding to customer inquiries.
  • Experience scheduling inspection activities.


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

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must be able to communicate with others. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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.


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