DEQ is committed to protecting human health and preserving the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water for use and enjoyment today and in the future.
The Engineer-in-Training and Associate Engineer classifications are used for recruitment and training purposes for the Staff Engineer position. Through various types of on-the-job training, employees hired at the trainee level will learn to carry out the duties of a Staff Engineer. Upon completion of training, including possession of a Professional Engineering license, the employee will be promoted to the Staff Engineer level.
If you possess a Professional Engineering license and have two years of experience working in a water related position, please apply under the Staff Engineer announcement.
If you possess an E.I.T. certificate and have two years of experience as an E.I.T working in a water related position, please apply under the Engineer, Associate announcement.
If you possess an E.I.T. certificate but do not have the experience required, please apply under the Engineer-in-Training announcement. The Department will hire the candidate that is the best fit for this position.
To apply at the Engineer, Associate level, click here.
To apply at the Staff Engineer level, click here.
Performs and coordinates engineering assignments designed to develop professional working knowledge and criteria necessary to fulfill the experience requirement for licensure as a professional engineer.
This is the entry-level position for all professional level engineering related work.
Incumbents work under the supervision of a Professional Engineer(s) and receive on-the-job, structured training for approximately four years, which is a prerequisite for licensure as a Professional Engineer.
Uses prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broad assignment of an experienced professional engineer.
Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related, detailed steps or processes.
Reviews permit applications and other documents associated with wastewater reuse facilities.
Prepares draft wastewater reuse permits and staff analysis for review by experienced staff.
This is the entry-level position for all professional level engineering related work. Uses prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broad assignment of an experienced professional engineer.
Candidates must have one of the following: Certification by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers as an Engineer-In-Training; OR Certification as an EIT from another jurisdiction that included graduation from a four-year engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET); OR graduation from a four-year engineering curriculum accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET) PLUS verification that the candidate has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.
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To preview the minimum qualifications and the examination for this position, click on "Preview Exam" below (you will not be able to apply from this screen - please follow the directions under "How to Apply").
SPECIALTY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (required for this position):
Water Quality (2880) - Requires at least six (6) credit hours of education related to water quality inspection procedures; current federal clean water act or Safe Drinking Water Act and related laws, guidelines, and practices applicable to wastewater, public drinking water, or solid waste systems.
Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.
HOW TO APPLY:
Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency. Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:To learn more about state employee benefits, DEQ, or Idaho in general, please visit the links below:
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