Engineering Technician Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$54,761.62 - $91,269.57 Annually
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the supervision of the Code Specialist II, the successful candidate performs advanced engineering technical support work for compliance with industry requirements with regards to the Fairfax County sanitary sewer. Independently provide customer support daily, including accurate sewer information by interpreting as-built engineering plans for engineers, developers, plumbers, and other county agencies. In response to inquiries, use GIS to interpret maps, retrieve sewer information, and make decisions independently regarding sewer availability and associated requirements. Ensure permit and other fees are correctly assessed, collected, and recorded in accordance with the appropriate Fairfax County codes, ordinances, and policies. Perform quality control and assurance review of wastewater permits and fees to triage common errors and ensure code compliance. Perform research on sewer accounts and parcels using ArcGIS database, Sewer Information Search System (SewerSys), Fairfax Inspection Database (FIDO), and other county agency computer systems. Answer incoming phone calls and provide relevant information with regards to sewer manholes, mains, laterals and other general information to customers.

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 description.)
  • Performs advanced engineering technical support work in plan and permit review and acceptance and other engineering technical support programs for compliance and industry requirements under limited supervision;
  • Performs quality control and assurance review of technical programs to triage common errors and to ensure compliance;
  • Independently develops and presents recommended course of actions to resolve project issues, non-compliance and mediates sensitive complaints.

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.)

  • Thorough knowledge of county, state and federal laws, codes and regulations pertaining to the appropriate technical field;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems;
  • Ability to use relevant information and judgment to evaluate whether plans, specifications, permits or inspection results are in compliance with standards or meet specification requirements;
  • Ability to review and interpret technical documents such as maps, plans or schematics to plan work;
  • Ability to design, analyze and effectively use systems, components and methods within the framework of quality control and continuous improvement;
  • Ability to enter and maintain information utilizing software or adaptive devices;
  • Ability to select, utilize and maintain tools and technology, including adaptive tools and new technology to facilitate work or a process;
  • Ability to collect, compile, and interpret research data;
  • Ability to respond to sensitive complaints, provide detailed technical explanations and resolve sensitive complaints;
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships and work in a team environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus, four years of engineering technical support work.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

The ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics: A strong and effective communicator who can provide a technical interpretation of Virginia State Codes, Public Facilities Manual, and Fairfax County Codes to residents, staff, and county agencies. Experience evaluating and interpreting various site development plans to ensure availability of sewer service and that the permit fees are correctly assessed, collected, and recorded in accordance with the appropriate Fairfax County codes, ordinances, and databases. Established ability to collaborate with various stakeholders to resolve complex challenges and quickly respond to detailed public inquiries regarding the County’s sanitary sewer system. Working knowledge of GIS and database management.

Work 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 to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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 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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