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322 E. Front St., P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho


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Department of Water Resources

Open for Recruitment: January 17, 2018 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 03700096979
Salary Range: $20.00- $23.00 DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Twin Falls

Department of Water Resources is seeking an Engineer-In-Training to join the team in Twin Falls!                                

This position supports the Department's Safety of Dams Program and other regional programs including Water Allocation and Water Distribution.  The Department currently has one opening in the Twin Falls office.  The position is established at the Engineer Staff level; however, the position will be under-filled at the Engineer-In-Training or Engineer, Associate level.  Upon completion of qualification and experience requirements, the employee will be classified at the Engineer, Staff level.  Please apply from the announcement you are qualified for.  This announcement may also be used to fill future openings statewide.

Typical Responsibilities:
  • Conduct inspections of existing dams and monitor construction activities for new dams and hydraulic structures
  • Perform limited technical engineering analysis related to dam design, hydrology and slope stability
  • Engage dam owners and local emergency service providers to include dams and reservoirs in hazard assessment, communication, and risk mitigation activities
  • Coordinate collection of water discharge, water use and related data
  • Provide customer assistance in water right applications 
  • Perform technical review for water right applications and conduct licensing field exams
  • Assist water districts in delivery of water and water rights, measurement of water, selection and design of water measuring devices and water right regulations
  • Respond to public request for information or complaints 
  • Provide engineering and other technical assistance as needed for the regional office staff
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Certified in Idaho or other state / jurisdiction as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or graduating within the next year and planning to take the EIT examination prior to graduation
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Specialty Areas:  Dam Safety and Water Resource Management 

Education and Experience. You must meet the minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring is based on the information you provide. All answers to the questions on the checklist must be supported in the work history, resume, and / or education portion of your application.  A minimum score of 85 is needed to pass. Test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

How to Apply:

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To be considered, please add/select the following:

  • Department of Water Resources under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Twin Falls  under "Cities"

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Department of Water Resources!

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