Sr Engineering Inspector

Fairfax, Virginia
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Oct 19, 2019
Nov 02, 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.

Under the supervision of the assigned Supervising Engineering Inspector, Site Development and Inspection Division (SDID), Land Development Services (LDS), inspects site construction and associated public improvement to ensure conformance with county standards and land development regulations. These includes street and roads, construction, installation of sanitary and storm sewer systems. Conducts final inspections and gives approval after corrections are made. Issues written notice of violations of county codes that pertain to land disturbing activity, Erosion and Sediment (E&S) controls and Storm Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Investigate, track and close complaints. Provide legal testimony in court regarding land disturbing activities and development projects in the county. Serves as Land Development Services (LDS) representative on construction sites. Communicates development regulations to contractors, developers, engineers, other governmental agencies and citizens. Completes daily progress and approval reports, and keeps a construction diary. Manage assign projects after project approval to release.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or GED; and three years of construction experience, preferably in the inspection field.
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Clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Ability to read and interpret construction and site-related plans / drawings. Ability to work with limited direction to address identified goals and objectives. Excellent organization skills and time management. Experience in project management. Computer experience using basic Microsoft Office software. Experience in records management to include electronic records. Experience in land development or construction. VDOT certification.

  • DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Project Inspector Certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Inspector certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.
  • Driver's license
Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance; walk/traverse rough, icy, broken terrain; go up and down steep hills and slopes. Ability to work in extreme temperatures. Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Is required to complete a driving record check, a criminal background check, and a pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview, may include a practical 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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