Posted 5 months ago
Fairfax County Government
Under general supervision of the Chief Building Engineer, Primarily responsible for performing installs, repairs and maintenance to a variety of equipment including: refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motors, heating units, heat pumps, gas-fired hot water boilers, hermetic compressors, light commercial furnaces , burners, intake and exhaust fans, economizers and humidifiers, chillers (including centrifugal, reciprocating and screw types) Determines the extent of repairs required, materials needed, and methods necessary to complete repairs. Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains complex computer-operated direct digital control (DDC), energy management control systems, and related software programs, to include programmable microprocessors, central processing units with multiple analog and digital inputs and outputs, transducers, thermistors, and electric and electronic damper and valve actuators. Troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and maintains complex pneumatic control systems, to include components such as receiver controllers, signal selectors, pneumatic reversing relays, temperature transmitters, direct and reverse acting pneumatic thermostats, pneumatic electric switches and electric pneumatic switches, pneumatic damper and valve operators, air compressors, and refrigerated air dryers. Monitors and inspects construction projects and contract work to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and with national, state and local code requirements; inspects work in progress and upon completion for conformance with prescribed specifications and safety standards.
Position may be underfilled as a HVAC Technician I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: High school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education; plus a two-year technical degree in air conditioning functions such as heating, cooling and ventilating, and five years of progressively responsible air conditioning or HVAC experience; or completion of an apprentice-level vocational training program in air conditioning; plus three years of progressively responsible air conditioning or HVAC experience.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of HVAC Technician I (Grade S19, $49,526 - $82,543). The employment standards for the HVAC Technician I are: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma or G.E.D. issued by a state department of education; Plus a two-year technical degree in air conditioning functions such as: heating, cooling, and ventilation; Plus two years of progressively responsible air conditioning or HVAC experience or completion of an apprentice-level vocational training program in air conditioning for a total of four years of progressively responsible air conditioning or HVAC experience. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the HVAC Technician I. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of HVAC Technician II. Underfill candidates must be able to meet the minimum qualifications of the Engineer III within two years of the job announcement's closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and a pre-employment physical examination 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 may be subject to a 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.
Ability to lift 50 to 75 pounds in a safe manner. Subject to working in adverse weather conditions, may be exposed to raw waste. Must be able to bend, stoop, climb stairs and climb up and down 40 foot ladder. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. 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.
Full benefits and a flexible work/home life.
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. The community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.
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