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Instrumentation Technician Ii

Fairfax County Government
Burke, Virginia
$57,382.00 - $95,636.11 Annually
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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$2,500 Signing Bonus*

Are you a curious individual that likes to learn how things work? Does troubleshooting & analyzing a complex problem motivate you? Do you have fun improving things? If you identify with these traits, you may find working in Fairfax counties’ wastewater instrumentation group at the Freds Oak facility in Burke a fulfilling career experience. Multiple openings are available. Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as a skilled journey level instrumentation technician, performing work in the installation, maintenance and repair of instrumentation and electronic equipment.
  • Executes installations, calibrations and repairs on open channel wastewater flow metering equipment & wastewater pump stations instrumentation & controls.
  • Maintains pump station programmable logic controllers & communication equipment related to WCD SCADA system. Performs downloads & uploads to PLC's & touchscreens in the field.
  • Uses a laptop computer for troubleshooting, researching technical information related to field installations.
  • Documents work completed in a computer-based work order system. Performs other duties as required.
Wastewater Management is part of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), please visit us here to learn more about us.

DPWES is a diverse, nationally accredited and award-winning public works agency with approximately 1,000 employees providing solid waste, capital facility development, wastewater, stormwater, urban forestry, and land acquisition management services for the most populous county in Virginia. Join our team to help us protect the environment and serve the people of Fairfax County by creating and preserving a sustainable community that is an ideal place to live, work, and play for everyone.

Fairfax County Government is committed to our employees, and offers comprehensive benefits, including a defined-benefit retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; paid leave; tuition reimbursement; and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Through our LiveWell Program and the County Benefits Division, we endeavor to cultivate a culture of wellbeing that empowers, educates, and engages employees and retirees to make life-long choices that promote a holistic approach to their physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and financial wellness. Please review our awesome benefits:NOTE: The appointee to this position is subject to emergency callback 24 hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flood, and other emergencies requiring division resources.

*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Instrumentation Technician II position.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or a GED issued by a state department of education or completion of a vocation course of an instrumentation/ technician/electronic or similar vocational and or apprenticeship program; plus three years of work experience related to the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial instrumentation or electronic, electrical equipment found in water or wastewater utilities.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.

  1. Associate degree in instrumentation/electrical/electronic technology or related field.
  2. Journeyman's license in Instrumentation, Electrical and or ISA certification.
  3. Two years of experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical & instrumentation control systems.
  4. One year of experience performing SCADA and PLC troubleshooting and/or programming.
  5. One year of experience, water treatment, or pump station maintenance group.
  6. One year of experience reading instrumentation data, interpreting schematics, circuit diagrams, and manuals related to instrumentation.

Ability to drive 1/2, 3/4, & 1 ton utility truck and operate hoisting equipment. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Ability to stoop and stand for long periods of time. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and temperatures. Frequent exposure to loud noises and rare exposure to airborne substances, routine climbing. Must be capable of climbing/crouching in confined areas as this position requires the ability to enter permitted confined spaces. Per safety requirements, confined spaces may not be entered by persons who weight 310 pounds or more. Must be capable of distinguishing colors. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and 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.

Positions within this classification that are general merit may be eligible for a one-time hiring incentive bonus for new county employees only. This bonus program requires a signed payback agreement between the department and employee.

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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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