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Engineer, Professional Engineer
Agency: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Office: Land Resources
Section: Assessment and Remediation / Technical / Corrective Action
Date Posted: 04/22/2019
Posting Expires: None
The Engineer, Professional Engineer is responsible for conducting engineering studies, developing design drawings and/or specifications, and performing related administrative duties. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Inspects sites to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations during all phases of construction and/or inspects existing facilities for fire and safety code compliance and proper equipment operation. Completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Designs, drafts, and/or reviews plans of proposed projects, reviews engineering reports, plans, and specifications for compliance with all regulations and guidelines, administers contracts, and provides engineering surveys. Reviews various permit applications for compliance with applicable laws and regulations recommending approval of denial of permits. Consults with public officials, consulting engineers, and architects concerning design recommendations and/or design modifications for projects, and responds to inquiries concerning Civil and Environmental Engineer laws and practices within the State of Arkansas. Utilizes various computer programs for data and information gathering, formula calculations, various studies and report generating and prepares written reports. Conducts meetings or attends public hearings and meetings and presents workshops to local officials providing information and explaining agency policies. Provides information, suggestions, advice and technical assistance to city, county and district officials in various practices and programs by answering questions, interpreting applicable laws and regulations and coordinating with other entities to resolve problems. May act as a team leader on projects by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing work, and training new employees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Must be able to work outdoors and on construction sites, if applicable to the educational specialty. May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory. Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering relating to the work performed. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the field of engineering. Knowledge of construction plans and designs. Ability to inspect plans and/or structures to determine compliance with regulations. Ability to prepare and present technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to design and draft construction plans and write specifications.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in chemical, civil, or mechanical engineering, or a related field; plus five years of experience in engineering relating to the work performed.
Preferred Qualifications
** Five (5) years of experience in and working knowledge of environmental remediation projects
** Bachelor's or master's degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
** Current 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification
** Working knowledge of environmental sampling methods
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer by the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in accordance with ACA 17-30-301. Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Transcript required. Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer in accordance with ACA 17-30-302. If selected for an interview, both documents must be presented to the hiring official at or prior to the time of the interview.

Travel throughout the State of Arkansas is required as well as a valid Arkansas driver's license.

SALARY: Starting salary is $. A higher starting salary would apply only if a promotional opportunity for a current State employee.

REQUIRED: If the job you are applying for requires a college degree or professional certification, a copy must be submitted at time of interview.

If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation at the time of the interview.

Applications are screened from information on State Application. List ALL work and/or volunteer experience in "Employment Work History" Section. Resume WILL NOT Substitute. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

* Direct Deposit of net pay [checking and/or savings account] is required for employment [Act 1887 of 2005].
* 5% Mandatory contribution to AR Public Employee Retirement System.
* Tobacco Free State Agency.
* New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. You have 90 days from your first deduction to opt out if you decide not to participate.
Job Details
Position No.: 22115281
Class Code: B023C
Grade: GS11
Salary Range: $62,531.00 - $90,670.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: North Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Shawn Polzin
Phone: 501-682-0987
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