Engineering Technician II

Location
FAIRFAX (FJ30), VA
Salary
$46,175.79 - $76,959.58 Annually
Posted
Sep 10, 2018
Closes
Sep 24, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time

Performs technical work in support of stormwater facility maintenance programs. Facility types include ponds (state-regulated dams, regional facilities and non-regulated dams), green infrastructure (trenches, bioretention gardens, porous surfaces, swales, green roofs) and manufactured devices. Time will be split assisting with the public maintenance section and dam safety section of the Stormwater Management Branch. Compiles information in order to perform inspections (collect data) of facilities then interprets data and arranges for maintenance in support of agency programs. Performs more complex and technical assignments involving the application of engineering skills and techniques, including flood warning system maintenance. Provides technical assistance in the installation, operation, maintenance, and/or monitoring of various components, equipment, or test apparatus. Interprets maps and plans. Executes specialized inspections. Maintains files for stormwater assets. Obtains and computes measurements to determine land areas, pipe capacity, construction costs, etc. Uses calculating devices. Researches and evaluates new stormwater assets when released from bond for addition to the inventory. Monitors the flow of internal contract documentation. Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens. Must be available to respond to emergencies such as flooding or snow.

Illustrative Duties
  • Provides technical assistance in the installation, operation, maintenance, and/or monitoring of various components, equipment, or test apparatus;
  • Prepares preliminary engineering work, including check sheets, plats, etc.;
  • Interprets and drafts maps and plans;
  • Performs varied and difficult technical work in gathering and analyzing data and formulating reports;
  • Participates in specification development;
  • Maintains files for plans and specifications;
  • Makes computations to determine coordinates, land areas, pipe capacity, construction costs, etc.;
  • Uses calculating devices;
  • Monitors the flow of permit applications;
  • Researches and evaluates new equipment for potential application;
  • Prepares documents required for contract negotiation and reviews negotiated contracts for compliance with all terms;
  • Conducts bid openings;
  • Designs simple structures;
  • Develops program quantity and cost estimates;
  • Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens;
  • Maintains supplies;
  • Performs the more difficult physical or chemical tests and analysis;
  • Executes specialized inspections.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of the appropriate field of engineering work;
  • Working knowledge of mathematics, engineering formulas, and techniques relative to the area of specialization;
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable county, state and federal laws, codes, and regulations;
  • Considerable knowledge of the program area of involvement;
  • Working knowledge of construction, maintenance, and inspection methods as applied to sewer and street work;
  • Ability to handle inquiries and complaints;
  • Ability to understand and interpret legal descriptions, engineering plans, maps and field data;
  • Ability to conduct research and evaluate data;
  • Ability to train and supervise subordinates;
  • Ability to use drafting instruments including delineation and Leroy lettering;
  • Ability to check and review plans for conformance to ordinances and other standards;
  • Ability to prepare accurate quantity and cost estimates;
  • Ability to operate computational equipment;
  • Ability to accurately compute final quantities on contracts;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with fellow employees and the public;
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and well-documented technical reports;
  • Ability to apply basic engineering principles to the solution of problems.
Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 paraprofessional engineering support work as defined by the area to which assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Familiarity with hydrology and hydraulics used in storm drainage and stormwater management facilities. Knowledge of stormwater management facility inspection and maintenance requirements, based on type of facility. Knowledge of construction and maintenance methods. Ability to prioritize stormwater management facility maintenance needs. Proficient computer and organizational skills. Ability to present agency programs and levels of service verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with the public and other agencies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to perform field investigations, measurements and maintenance scoping on stormwater management facility systems, flood prone areas, open channels, pond sites and other county infrastructure systems for maintenance activities and project design. Physically and mentally capable to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver's license is required. Completion of the first required training class (Basic Storm Water Management in Virginia) within six months of appointment and possession of a valid Storm Water Management Project Inspector certification within 24 months from the date of completion of the first required training class is required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview, may include a 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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