Engineer Iii / Critical Structures Inspector

Fairfax, Virginia
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
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 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. The Building Division of Fairfax County is currently seeking to fill a Critical Structure Inspector position by highly qualified and experienced candidate.

Under the supervision of Chief of Critical Structure of the Building Division performs duties including but not limited to:
  • Inspects high-rise and commercial structures to ensure that structures conform to building codes and county standards, including the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the Fairfax County Code, the Fairfax County Special Inspection Program and approved plans.
  • Monitors the Special Inspection Program.
  • Serves as the Building Division representative on construction sites.
  • Assists in the plan review of commercial buildings.
  • Communicates development regulations to contractors, developers, engineers, other government agencies and citizens.
  • Conducts training in technical, legal, and administrative aspects of the code and county policies.
  • Complies with county, agency and job specific training requirements, including but not limited to technical, legal, administrative, emergency management, and safety-related courses.
  • Complies with established LDS's safety program and guidelines.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to 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 architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • DHCD Commercial Building Inspector within 18 month
  • DHCD Commercial Building Plans Examiner within 36 months of hire

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

  • A degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or construction management.
  • Strong knowledge of construction techniques and the ability to perform structural calculations.
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, including the model code reference documents.
  • Knowledge of the practices and standards recommended by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Welding Society (AWS).
  • Experience reading and interpreting commercial building plans.
  • Procession of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (VDHCD) Commercial Building Inspector and Commercial Building Plans Examiner certification. Professional Engineer (PE) or Architect license (RA).

Sufficient mobility to perform on-site building inspections. Ability to climb stairs in High-Rise building. Ability to lift plans up to 25 lbs. Ability to operate keyboard-driven (computer) equipment. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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