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Engineering Aide I/II

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$45,869.46 - $61,442.94 Annually
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Job Details

An Overview
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services is seeking an Engineering Aide I or an Engineering Aide II to perform technical and skilled paraprofessional work to support the Permit Center. The primary focus of this position is to review, approve and issue permits for work in the right of way. The work is performed under general supervision by the Permits Manager.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Provides service for internal and external customers seeking information or applying for permits;
  • Issues permits for public improvements by developers or contractors within the City limits;
  • Review applications and issue permits for
  • Reserved parking
  • Sidewalk and street closures
  • Excavation, construction, demolition, and hauling
  • Curb cuts to create new and/or widen existing driveway entrances
  • Noise variances
  • Special events
  • Verifies information by referring to plats and other sources;
  • Prepares and processes payment vouchers, and invoices;
  • Reviews applications for utility lines, undergrounding, and waiver request;
  • Receives complaints and inquiries from other departments and citizens, and responds accordingly;
  • Performs related work and completes training as required.
About the Department
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

The ideal candidate

To qualify for the position of Engineering Aide I, all candidates must possess aHigh School Diploma or GED with successful completion of high-school-level math and English courses; at least one year of experience in paraprofessional engineering work; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To qualify for this position of Engineering Aide II, all candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED, with successful completion of college-level courses in engineering, architecture, physics, and mathematics; at least three years of engineering technician-level experience, at least one year of which must have been performed at the level of Engineering Aide I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should have good knowledge of paraprofessional engineering practices and procedures; the ability to make mathematical computations; the ability to read plats, plans; specifications, and blueprints; ability to communicate, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with employees, contractors, and the general public; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; experience with any permitting program or software.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks.

  • Engineering Aide I is (Grade 11/Step 1 - 8) $41,825.94 - $56,029.48
  • Engineering Aide II (Grade 13/ Step 1 - 8) $45,869.46 - $61,442.94


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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