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 STATIONARY WATCH ENGINEER - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$61422 - 93766
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Construction
Engineering - Civil
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2899871 / Latpro-3760972 
Date posted: Nov-06-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$61,422.40 - $93,766.40 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

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Department of Environmental Services

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Position Information

NOTE :  This is a re-announcement to update the supplemental questions and to increase the pool of qualified applicants.  If you have already applied for this position under the former announcement number 2529-21A-DES-DB, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

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;
  • 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, PLUS considerable responsible experience in building maintenance to include experience in operating, maintaining, and performing corrective and preventive maintenance in a variety of building trades areas, with at least one year of experience operating high-pressure steam boilers and one year working on HVAC systems using computerized and digital control systems.  Possession of a District of Columbia's Stationary Engineer's 3rd Class License, or Maryland's Stationary Engineer's 1st Class License is required.  See Special Requirements section .   

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

1) Possession of the District of Columbia's Stationary Engineer's 3rd Class License or Maryland's Stationary Engineer's License - 1st Class is a requirement for this position.  Individuals with related licenses from other jurisdictions will be considered on a case by case basis.

2) 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.

3) 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.

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.

Additional Information

Stationary Watch Engineers work 40 hours per week including weekends and holidays and are assigned to one of three work shifts:

1) 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., or
2) 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., or
3) 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

In addition to base pay, there is a shift differential of $0.75 per hour for the second shift and $1.00 per hour for the third shift.

Shifts may change depending on departmental need. Employee must be able to work any of the three shifts and weekends as necessary. Employee may work alternate shifts within the same work week as required and must be available to stay at the end of their shift or for call back in emergency situations.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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