Senior Engineering Inspector

Expiring today

Fairfax, Virginia
$52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Nov 13, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
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 almost 1.2 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 protect 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 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 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 Inspections Division (SDID), Land Development Services (LDS) inspects site construction and associated public improvements to ensure conformance with county standards and land development regulations. Issues written notice of violations of County Codes that pertain to land disturbing activity, Erosion and Sediment (E&S) controls and lawn and grass areas. Provides legal testimony in court regarding land disturbing activities and development projects in the County. Serves as the LDS representative on construction sites. Communicates development regulations to contractors, developers, engineers, other governmental agencies and citizens.

Note: Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement.

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.

Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"

  • A valid driver's license.
  • DEQ Erosion & Sediment Control 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 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.

Appointee is required to complete a driving record check, a criminal background check, and a pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction and site-related plans.
  • Ability to work with limited direction to address identified goals and objectives.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.
  • Computer experience using basic Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience in records management and electronic records.
  • Experience in land development or construction.
  • VDOT certification.

Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to walk/traverse rough, icy, broken terrain, and go up and down steep hills and slopes. Ability to work in extreme temperatures. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview, may include a practical 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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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