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3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
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EIT or Staff Engineer (TESL Career Path)

Engineer, Staff

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: March 2, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Announcement # 03704084125
Salary Range: Career path wages listed below -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Our Mission:  Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.  

Are you interested in working for an award-winning, dynamic, professional state agency? This opening may be your opportunity to use your Engineering education, knowledge and skills to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). The incumbent will be responsible to perform, direct and coordinate all aspects of the design and construction of a highway project. The incumbent is responsible for a highway project from inception to final completion.

This announcement will be used to fill an opening in District 3 Boise office in Project Scoping.  You may  apply via this announcement if you are interested in an Engineer-in-Training position (Starting Salary: $24.50) or a Staff Engineer (Starting Salary: $32.00) in this section at this location. Please see the Minimum Qualifications (Licensure and Experience) for each position listed below.

The Technical Engineering Services Lead (TESL Career Path) is a 7 year career path position; through on-the-job training, classroom training, achievement of team goals and agency goals, there will be opportunity to progress through a four step program. After successful completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

  • EIT – starting wage: $24.50
  • Associate Engineer - starting wage: $28.00
  • Staff Engineer - starting wage: $32.00
  • Technical Engineer 1 - starting wage:$35.50
  • Technical Engineer 1 - completion wage:$39.00

Technical Engineering Services Lead engineers are considered fully competent professional engineers, capable of performing all the conventional aspects of engineering of the functional areas of responsibility of the discipline involved. Candidates will be expected to independently evaluate, select, and adapt situations, and modify techniques, procedures, and criteria to solve problems encountered. Some positions involve extensive travel and frequent overnight stays; being on call and responding to emergencies at any hour. The physical ability to walk over rough terrain, climb ladders and lift and carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds is required. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is a positive attribute.


  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work, as part of a major project or a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Requires a broad knowledge of precedents of the engineering discipline.
  • May supervise professional staff and/or a large number of technical staff.

Desired Qualifications:

Job candidates licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE) or eligible for comity licensure with transportation engineering experience are desired, but applications will be accepted from candidates with EIT Certifications and a BSCE degree.

  • Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE), or eligibility for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12
  • Working knowledge in Bentley MicroStation and Microsoft Project Professional is desired


  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE), or eligibility for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and applying federal, state, and local laws when applying engineering principles and practices;
  • Writing technical engineering reports;
  • Evaluating, selecting, and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications, and standards in completing projects;
  • Coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards.

Specialty Area:

  • Administering Professional Services Agreements;
  • Developing Highway Construction Plans and Contracts;
  • Writing Highway Construction Specification.


  • Your customized resume must emphasize education, certification or licensure andpositions held that are directly related to the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 100 to pass this examination
  • Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete


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  • Boise under "Cities”


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Idaho Transportation Department!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

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