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Engineer, Technical 1

Public Utilities Commission

Open for Recruitment: September 8, 2016 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 03706042482
Salary Range: $24.33 - $29.80 per hour (DOE) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is looking for an Engineer, Technical 1 to join our team in the Boise area. Individuals in this position will function with considerable autonomy in the specialty of public utilities. The incumbent will be considered the regional representative in these specialties which would include statewide implications.

This announcement will remain open until the position has been filled.

Starting Salary: $24.33 - $29.80 per hour (DOE).  The salary range for the pay grade this position is assigned to is $24.33 - $43.45 per hour.

General Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a professional public utilities engineer, involving the determination of the quality, adequacy and safety of specialized commodities furnished by a public utility.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work.
  • Develops and recommends changes to the operating standards governing activities of public utilities to result in improved techniques.
  • Represents the organization in various public relation scenarios such as conferences and litigation testimony.
  • Considerable independent judgment is used to make decisions in carrying out assignments that have significant impact on services or programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers OR, eligible for comity licensure from another state.
  • Background in engineering principles and experience relating to engineering economics; computer modeling; knowledge of the physical operating business characteristics of the electric, water, gas or telecommunications industry; current laws and regulations pertaining to electric, water, gas, telecommunications, energy or related industries.
  • Background negotiating or mediating disputes between parties with conflicting goals and objectives.
  • Experience coordinating with State and local government operations in the electric, water, gas, telecommunications, or energy industry.
  • Experience evaluating engineering projects and making decisions relative to their merit; writing engineering reports and related correspondence; and reviewing engineering analyses.
  • Experience making oral presentations to groups relative to the merits of engineering applications.
  • Valid driver's license


The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Public Utilities Commission under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job Type/Shift). Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


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

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.