Engineer Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Posted
Mar 28, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Ref
21-00524
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Assigned to the Watershed Planning and Evaluation Branch within the Stormwater Planning Division. Supports several of the major work areas of the branch. This includes floodplain management related tasks, plan review of stormwater capital projects, computing water quality load reductions resulting from stormwater improvement projects, and participating in flood response activities. The Branch promotes a collaborative work environment and encourages staff cross-training. Under general supervision of the Branch Chief, perform assigned tasks related to plan review, the county’s participation in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS), and flood response activities. Review of assigned stormwater capital improvement project plans to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and county requirements. Review of floodplain studies and other proposed projects in areas designated as FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) to ensure compliance with the requirements of the NFIP. Perform activities required to maintain and enhance the county’s CRS rating. Participate in the county’s flood response program, including annual training activities to ensure staff readiness for extreme weather events. Assist in maintaining the division’s flood response documents.

Other work assignments may include:
  • Providing assistance in water quality benefit calculations for capital projects completed by the Stormwater business area to comply with requirements in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.
  • Participation in the consultant selection process, negotiation of task orders in areas of work responsibility, and administration of task orders in accordance with DPWES contracting requirements.
  • Promoting safety awareness. Note: This position is required to be available 24 hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

Position may be underfilled as a Engineer II; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Performs all the duties of the Engineer II and as applicable;
  • Reviews hydrological studies based on land use and topography for the delineation of flood plains;
  • Maintains project files and documentation;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that are associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to make accurate CAD drawings and GIS maps;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training 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.
UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy will be underfilled at the level of Engineer II (Grade S24, $59,679 - $99,466 ). The employment standards for the Engineer II are: Any combination of education, experience, and training 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 one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Engineer II . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Engineer III.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in the review of stormwater improvement project plans and floodplain studies. Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and other tools for data analysis and presentation. Technical understanding of Best Management Practices (BMPs) utilized to control stormwater pollutants. Understanding of the stormwater requirements as generally set forth under the Clean Water Act, Virginia Stormwater regulations, the County’s Stormwater Ordinance and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. Possession of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Stormwater Plan Reviewer and Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer certifications. Licensure as a Professional Engineer and graduate degree in a water resources field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive a motor vehicle, perform field investigations on infrastructures, carry up to 60 pounds of surveying equipment, ability to traverse steep, rough, rocky, and/or slippery terrain. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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