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Performs entry level work in conducting routine inspections and investigations, resolving simple complaints and inquiries concerning alleged violations of codes, ordinances, or state regulatory requirements. Assists higher-level code specialists and other staff in gathering information to be used in interpreting, developing, or enforcing applicable codes, ordinances, and related internal policies. Assists others in conducting inspections of private businesses to verify compliance with applicable county and state codes and regulations. Acts as liaison or mediator in resolving minor or less complex disputes. Assists more senior staff with preparations for and prosecutions of criminal and civil court cases. Assists more senior Code Specialists in dealing with code violations. Conducts investigations of violations and/or complaints of applicable county and state regulatory requirements. Prepares appropriate notices of violations. Prepares assignments and reports concerning issues related to routine inspections, investigations and resolution of simple complaints and inquiries concerning alleged violations of codes, ordinances, or state regulatory requirements. Performs routine assignments in reviewing and analyzing less involved complaints to determine adherence to departmental policy and appropriate codes, ordinances, and regulations. Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines. Reports unsafe working conditions. Complies with safety competencies. Performs related duties as required.
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.)
Basic knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations related to assigned area;
Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and other state codes and local ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
Knowledge of routine inspection methods;
Knowledge of basic environmental testing methods;
Basic knowledge of the process by which violations in the county are resolved and the legal procedures for prosecuting such violations;
General knowledge of permitting and licensing;
Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to speak effectively in front of a group;
Ability to handle interpersonal conflict situations with tact and diplomacy;
Ability to negotiate and solve routine problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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 an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the industry being regulated such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, biological or environmental science, public administration, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: A valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee is required to complete a criminal background and driving record check 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.
One year solid waste experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of conducting code inspections and investigations, working to resolution.
At least two years proven experience working independently in the field in a variety of situations.
Two years of demonstrated intermediate experience using Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Two years of experience providing high-level customer service; i.e. resolving complicated complaints and responding to detailed inquiries, etc.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand, walk, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and hear. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.
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. 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 over 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.