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 Engineer V (Deputy Director of the Building Division), reviews plans and specifications of commercial, multi-family, single family and miscellaneous structures for compliance with Virginia Statewide Building Code (USBC), the Fairfax County Code and Land Development Services (LDS) policies. Communicates construction regulations to contractors, developers, builders, engineers, homeowners, citizens and other governmental agencies. Analyzes building systems and/or components using engineering principles and calculations to determine compliance with related codes and regulations. Complies with LDS's safety program and guidelines. Complies with county, agency and job specific training requirements, including but not limited to Emergency Management and Safety related courses.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: 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. Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
VDHCD Commercial Building Plans Examiner (Required within 18 months)
VDHCD Commercial Building Inspector (Required within 36 months)
Five or more years of experience enforcing the building code
Five or more years of experience as a Commercial Building Plans Examiner
Certification as a Commercial Building Plans Examiner
Certification as an Accessibility Plans Examiner
Prior experience in code development and research
Possess a valid Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) license from the Commonwealth of Virginia or similar registration from another state
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to operate key-board driven equipment and use large platform monitors to review plans. Sufficient mobility to perform on-site building inspections. Ability to lift plans up to 50 lbs. Ability to perform sedentary tasks. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.
Fairfax County is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.