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Company Name : South Dakota State Government
Company Location : Pierre, SD
Job Position : Environmental Engineer I, II, or III
Job Category : Jobs in South Dakota

Job Description :

$2,500 Hiring Incentive!
Current Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive

PLEASE ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Job ID: 20764
Agency: Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Division of Agriculture and Environmental Services
Location: Pierre
Salary: $28.40 to $35.80 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: EI, EII, or EIII
Closing Date: 11/15/2022

This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, please visit https://danr.sd.gov/.

Make a Difference:
The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) is to protect and preserve South Dakota’s agriculture, environment, and natural resources. The successful applicant will be a member of the Inspection, Compliance, & Remediation Program’s storage tank section in DANR. The dedicated staff of professionals in the Inspection, Compliance, & Remediation Program work hard to create and sustain a vision for South Dakota that is prosperous and diverse with clean air, clean water, and healthy families. We are seeking individuals with a strong desire to learn and an interest in building a career.

What you will do:

As part of the storage tank section, you will play an important role in implementing state and federal regulatory policies governing groundwater protection and cleanup related to storage tank facilities to protect human health and the environment. This position will perform tank inspections, release assessment and remediation, and conduct engineering evaluations of plans and specifications for aboveground and underground storage tank systems to determine if the plans and specifications are designed in accordance with industry and state standards.

Based on the applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and work experience, this position may be hired as Engineer I, Engineer II, or an Engineer III at the appropriate salary for the engineering level hired. Information on the engineering career family and engineering positions can be viewed at: https://bhr.sd.gov/files/classspec/804001.pdf.

Duties may include the following:

  • conducting site inspections to verify facility compliance with underground and aboveground storage tank rules;
  • assisting with underground and aboveground storage tank systems plans and specifications review;
  • providing technical and regulatory assistance to tank owners and operators, contractors, consultants, and the general public;
  • conducting engineering reviews of environmental assessment and corrective action reports for assigned contamination cases to determine their adequacy to meet cleanup requirements and to determine compliance with state rules and procedures;
  • conducting contamination compliant investigations to determine validity and recommend corrective actions where necessary;
  • providing technical information and assistance to colleagues, other state and federal agencies, and members of the public with customer service being a high priority.

This position requires a valid driver’s license, frequent travel, and occasional overnight travel. Field work can occur in a wide range of weather conditions and may occasionally require the ability to lift of up to 50 pounds. Office work will be conducted in a routine office setting. Normal work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, fieldwork may result in flexing the work schedule. This position will be trained in the Incident Command System and will be available to work in South Dakota’s Emergency Operations Center during times when the Governor declares an emergency.

Benefits of Working for DANR:

We offer a $2,500 hiring and retention incentive. The first half of the incentive will be paid with the second paycheck and the remainder of the incentive is paid after 15 months of employment.

The state of South Dakota offers a generous health benefits package which includes options for health, vision, and dental insurance in addition to one of the strongest retirement systems in the nation.

South Dakota state government understands the importance of having a work/life balance and this position includes paid vacation leave, sick leave, and family leave. You will work a 40-hour week, which leaves plenty of time to enjoy all that South Dakota has to offer.

We offer training and development opportunities to build your skills and knowledge. Advancement opportunities are offered in both technical and managerial tracks. It is not just a job; it is an opportunity to build a career.

Licenses and Certifications:
DANR values professional licensure. Preference will be given to candidates that have successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training/Fundamentals of Engineering exam or have the ability to obtain a license. We can provide training and experience that will allow you to pursue your Professional Engineering license.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants that possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental, geological, civil, or related engineering field will be considered. Communicating and coordinating with other engineers and scientists, other agencies, and the public is required; therefore, good communication skills are essential.

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • knowledge of principals of environmental and natural resources engineering;
  • knowledge of principles and procedures of the environmental control and natural resources fields;
  • computer skills such as Microsoft Office;
  • knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) software;
  • ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
  • ability to set goals and work independently or in a team setting to achieve them;
  • ability to walk to sites carrying equipment over uneven or rough terrain;
  • ability to wear personal protection equipment and participate in medical monitoring program;
  • skill to organize and present technical information to professional staff and to citizens of the state in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume and technical writing example.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=K27
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: [email protected]
http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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