Arlington County, Virginia
$65,166.40 - $99,465.60 Annually
May 04, 2022
May 10, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced Stationary Watch Engineer to work independently monitoring, operating, and maintaining the mechanical systems in the Justice Center which houses the Arlington County Detention Facility and Courts/Police Facility to assure the safe operation of all building systems. In addition, this employee may be called to monitor operations and make repairs to facilities at multiple sites throughout Arlington County to include Fire Stations, Community Centers and other Government facilities.

Specific duties include:
  • Inspecting, adjusting, troubleshooting, and performing repairs to building mechanical systems/components including the heating system, hot water boilers, steam boilers, air conditioning, ventilating and fluid systems, and component parts which include pumps, valves, pressure regulators, flow control devices, censors and other control equipment;
  • Performing HVAC, plumbing, and minor electrical preventive maintenance;
  • Operating equipment, monitoring building, and troubleshooting systems status using the Siemens computerized building automated controls direct digital control (DDC) system and other automated building DDC systems;
  • Monitoring, adjusting, operating, and responding to building emergencies;
  • Troubleshooting system/equipment problems, restoring equipment to operation, and determining resources necessary to repair building equipment; and
  • Informing clients of building problems and repair schedules.
The employee may also perform routine preventive maintenance and is legally responsible for daily log entries on the status of the buildings and their equipment. The employee will operate a County vehicle when there is a need to perform assigned duties away from the primary work site and will receive supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor.

Selection Criteria
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Considerable responsible experience in building maintenance to include operating, maintaining, and performing corrective and preventive maintenance in a variety of building trades areas, including the following:
    • One year of experience operating high-pressure steam boilers; and
    • One year of experience working on HVAC systems using computerized and digital control systems.
  • Possession of one of the following licenses:
    • District of Columbia's Stationary Engineer's 3rd Class License; or
    • Maryland's Stationary Engineer's 1st Class License; or
    • Journeyman or Master HVAC license from VA, DC, or MD.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Resolving issues in commercial buildings such as domestic plumbing, lighting, heating and cooling conditions;
  • Maintaining automated building systems by Siemens and/or Trane; and/or
  • Working with chillers and high-pressure boilers (over 100 psi) in commercial buildings.

Special Requirements
Additional Requirements:
  • Possession of one of the licenses outlined in the minimum qualifications is required for this position. Individuals with related licenses from other jurisdictions not outlined above will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment and maintain, a valid Driver's License. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
  • An offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable pre-hire background check conducted by the Sheriff's Department on all final candidates. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
  • Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
Working Conditions:
  • The worker must be available to work after hours and in emergency situations.
  • Work is performed as part of a 24/7 operation and the worker must be available to work shifts as necessary.
  • The worker performs activities inside and outside.
  • The worker is subject to cold (below 32 degrees) for periods of more than one hour and/or temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as snow, rain, hail, wind and humidity.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • The worker is subject to one more of the following conditions: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation, oils, and other cutting fluids.
  • The worker frequently is in close quarters such as: manholes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water line pipes, and/or narrow aisles or passageways.
  • Work is performed as part of a 24/7 operation and the worker must be available to work shifts as necessary.
Physical Requirements:
  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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