Deputy Director, Building Division (Engineer V)

$77,362.48 - $128,937.12 yr
May 07, 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Full Time

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 1.1 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 protects 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 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 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.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Building Division, manages, directs and evaluates the work performed by engineering staff responsible for routine and complex engineering evaluation of proposed commercial construction to confirm compliance with related codes and standards. Communicates development regulations to customers and stakeholders. Provides technical and engineering support. Monitors workload and processes to optimize resources and makes adjustments as needed. Responsible for quality of work through training, mentoring and team building. Assists in the implementation of third party review and inspection programs and initiatives. Leverages new technologies to enhance the operation of the branch. Responds during emergencies to manage damage assessment operations.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architecture field; and five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering or architectural field.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Certification by the International Code Council or Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as a Fire Plans Examiner or Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner.
  • Experience in the design and/or review of structural systems.
  • Experience in the enforcement of the International Existing Building Code/Virginia Rehabilitation Code.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license. (Note: an individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity.) As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.
  • Must be a Certified Building Official (CBO) or possess three DHCD plans examiner or inspector certifications in the following disciplines within 18 months of hire: fire, commercial building, mechanical, plumbing or electrical
  • Valid driver's license.

The physical requirements are as follows with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment;
  • Ability to use large platform monitors to review plans;
  • Ability to lift plans up to 25 pounds;
  • Ability to perform sedentary tasks.

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

Panel interview, may include written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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