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Title:  Environmental Engineer VI

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  3265
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.25
Overview

The State of Vermont's Drinking Water & Ground Water Protection Division is seeking a Division Engineer to join Engineering & Operations Section. This is a regulatory and technical assistance position that requires excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong organizational skills, analytical skills, sound engineering judgement, and attention to technical detail. Core responsibilities include the review of construction permit applications and preparation of public water system construction permits; review and approval of engineering reports including feasibility studies, alternatives analyses, and hydraulics evaluation reports; reviewing engineering services agreements submitted to the drinking water state revolving loan fund (DWSRF) program; participating in routine 30%, 60%, 90% design review meetings with water system  owners and consulting engineers; and conducting site inspections to evaluate recently-constructed infrastructure and to support the Division's sanitary survey program. 

This individual must be interested in working with Public drinking water systems, their consulting engineers, and the general public. This individual must be self-motivated, be able to meet deadlines; be a collaborative team player, and be capable of working outdoors in difficult environmental conditions. Preference will be given to a professional engineer with experience working in or with Public Water Systems and familiarity with the Safe Drinking Water Act, related federal regulations, and the Vermont Water Supply Rule. Experience with using Microsoft Office and maintaining databases is essential. If you are able to multitask well and have excellent communication and analytical skills, this might be the job you have been looking for.

Duties entail record reviews, data analysis, field work, and preparation of written work products (public water system construction permits, letter correspondence regarding engineering reports and review of permit applications) within a regulatory framework at an experienced professional level. Work at this level differs from lower-level environmental engineering positions in the level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Engineer VI (Job Requisition #3265), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Patrick Smart at (802) 461-5661 or Patrick.Smart@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in environmental, sanitary, chemical, water resources, civil or mechanical engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering AND six (6) years of more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Engineer V or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Engineer IV.

OR

Master's degree or higher in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

OR

Registration as a Professional Engineer in Vermont, by written examination, in the fields of civil, civil/sanitary, environmental or sanitary engineering AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in environmental, sanitary, water resources, chemical, civil or air pollution engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Vermont Licensed Professional Engineer.
2. Strong knowledge of sanitary engineering principles of water systems, particularly in the area of source, storage, treatment, pumping, and distribution facilities, and distribution system hydraulics and resulting water quality impacts. 
3. Demonstrated strong project management skills, exercised in a regulatory framework.
4. Knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act, related federal regulations, and the Vermont Water Supply Rule.
5. Demonstrated willingness and ability to bring about compliance with federal and state safe drinking water requirements.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier