Engineering Records Archivist I/II

Fairfax, Virginia
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Full Time

Engineering Records Archivist I/II

Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for an Engineering Records Archivist I/II.  Under general supervision of the Manager, Engineering, responsible for implementation of an engineering records and archives system for the Planning and Engineering Division of Fairfax Water.  Responsible for material acquisition, appraisal, arrangement, description, maintenance, management and control of engineering records, and other department related activities.

Essential functions include:

  • Implementation of records retention plans for Fairfax Water's Planning & Engineering Archives, including site plans, as-built drawings, specifications, shop drawings, operations & maintenance manuals, project files, photographs, and other documents.
  • Performs file creation, maintenance and organization of documents and related work by:
  • Applying knowledge of Fairfax Water design practices to determine record validity, accuracy and completeness.
  • Applying judgment for retaining appropriate documents and discarding information not required for permanent files within guidelines established by Fairfax Water and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Scanning and electronically filing documents received from Fairfax Water’s Planning, Engineering, and Construction Departments.
  • Tracks archival progress of incoming materials from receipt through digitization, verification and validation filing.
  • Identifies standards in common archiving practice and makes recommendations to improve the Archives.
  • Reviews as-built drawings as prepared by others for retention, and inclusion in the Archives or other repositories.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science or related field and a minimum of three years progressively responsible professional experience in records appraisal, cataloging and management, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and knowledge.   Certified Archivist preferred.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of records management as well as designing and developing automated record creation and record keeping systems.  Candidates should be familiar with archival information systems, including metadata, inventories, finding aids and specialized indexes and must be highly organized, accurate and detail oriented.

To review the full requirements for the position please go to our website at and apply online.  Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, and a defined benefit retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $59,414.16 to $123,127.26 per annum.  Applications must be received by November 16, 2020 no later than 4:30PM.

About Fairfax Water

Fairfax Water is a respected leader in the drinking water industry, supplying drinking water to nearly two million people in the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Herndon, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax City.  We are Virginia’s largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. We aim to uphold customer trust by providing water of exceptional quality and reliability at a reasonable price, supporting the high quality of life and economic vitality of Northern Virginia.

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