Engineering Technician Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$52,220.69 - $87,034.27 Annually
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
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.

Evaluates and processes applications, plans and testing data for elevator plan review and the periodic inspections programs for elevators and cross connections. Ensures compliance with Fairfax County policy, the building code and corresponding referenced standards. Communicates code requirements and regulations to developers, contractors, the public and other Fairfax County agencies. Advises applicants on code, permit and periodic inspections requirements. Responds to plan and periodic inspections inquiries. Reviews work processes and provides input, guidance, and training when required. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Drive county vehicle to visit job sites. Perform other duties as assigned. Position works u nder the supervision of the Code Specialist II, Technical Support Branch, Building Division, LDS.

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.
Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to select, utilize and maintain tools and technology, including adaptive tools and new technology to facilitate work or a process
  • Working in knowledge in the practical application of engineering science and technology to include applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design, maintenance, or production of approved plans, permits or construction and maintenance of structures, facilities or equipment
  • Working knowledge of applicable county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Proficiency with Permitting and Land Use System (PLUS) or similar types of databases
  • Experience in land development, construction and/or reading and reviewing construction documents
  • Experience providing font-line customer service.


Ability to stand, bend, squat and twist upper body up to an hour; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Visual acuity to read data and construction documents on computer monitors. Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds such as boxes of files and large construction plan sets. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

Panel interview; may include 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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