Engineer Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Oct 30, 2021
Ref
21-02228
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position reviews and evaluates submitted plans for compliance with codes and standards. Reviews may include plans such as: construction plans for buildings, building tenants, site, suppression, fire detection, and smoke control for compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the Fairfax County (Chapter 62) Fire Prevention Code, the Code of the County of Fairfax, the Public Facilities Manual, reference standards and department requirements. Prepares appropriate correspondence to architects, engineers, designers, installers, owners, contractors addressing any code-related deficiencies noted during plan reviews. Processes all necessary forms, computer entries, and logs in orders to record project time and comply with cost recovery mandates. Provides technical assistance to colleagues and other branches of the division by providing technical reports and evaluations. Obtains and maintains state certifications, such as Fire Protection Plans Examiner pursuant to Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Virginia Certification Standards.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Engineer II (Grade S24, $ 60,276.11 - $100,461.09 ) or Engineer I (Grade S21, $ 52,323.44 - $87,205.04 ).

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 position may be underfilled as a Engineer II (Grade S24; $ 60,276.11 - $100,461.09 ). The employment standards for the Engineer II are: 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 one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Upon successful completion of four years of professional engineering experience, Engineer II employees are eligible for a non-competitive appointment to Engineer III within the engineering discipline for which they have been trained.

This position may be underfilled as a Engineer I (Grade S21; 52,323.44 - $87,205.04 ). The employment standards for the Engineer II are: 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 for Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field.

Upon the successful completion of a one-year training period, Engineer I employees are eligible for a non-competitive appointment to Engineer II within the engineering discipline for which they have been trained.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and referenced standards. Experience with review of building and tenant drawings for construction type, structural fire resistance, means of egress, and fire protection systems requirements. Experience, including laboratory and classroom experience, with fire protection systems, water distribution systems, building construction materials, processes and techniques, fire alarm systems, (including circuits and devices), codes and standards. Experience with engineering calculation techniques for occupant loads, egress capacity, travel distance, hydraulics, fire alarm circuitry, and for structural fire resistance. Certification through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development CORE Module and Plans Review-Commercial. Certification from either ICC or NCPCCI in Fire Protection Plan Review.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • VDHCD Fire Protection Plans Examiner (Required within 12 months)
  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Building Code Academy (CORE Module) (Required within 12 months)


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check, and sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 20 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; 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 military status 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.

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