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Engineering Series (209330)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Jul 21, 2023

Job Description
The position (K0225340) The Bureau of Air, Permitting Unit, is seeking a candidate for an engineering associate, or engineering trainee position. Responsibilities include review of construction and operating permit applications, source information, air emission calculations, and other documents provided by permit applicants for compliance with the Clear Air Act federal regulations and Kansas Air Quality Regulations.
A successful candidate will have a B.S. in engineering and have an interest in working in the environmental field. The engineering associate positions will require an Engineer in Training or Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate recognized by the Kansas Board of Technical Professions. Candidates need not be familiar with air quality regulations to apply. Training with experienced professionals will be provided. In addition to on-the-job training, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers a positive work environment with flexible work hours, competitive benefits, a team environment, and work life balance. The typical work week is 40 hours.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Review applications from assigned facilities for routine to extremely complex air permits. Upon completion of this, review draft permit is developed for an internal concurrence process. Applications are reviewed to ensure all necessary information is provided; regional air quality pollution control plans are identified, and special control measures developed as needed to assure maintenance of prescribed ambient air quality standards. Work is collaboratively reviewed by peer engineers/scientists and engineer to supervisor prior to issuance.
Develop routine to extremely complex air permits. At this level of complexity permits are developed through engineering expertise and interpretation of guidelines to establish a permit that adheres to all federal and state regulations and Bureau of Air policies and procedures. Once the permit has been drafted it is subject to peer review and collaborative review by supervisor. Most permits at this level require a public participation process such as a public notice and may include conducting public hearing presentations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Licensing & Certification: Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
  • Engineering Trainee Position
  • Working towards obtaining an intern engineering certification while in position o Engineering Associate Position
  • Engineer in Training or Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate recognized by the Board of Technical Professions
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Engineering Trainee Position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Engineering Associate Position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Engineer in Training or Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate recognized by the Board of Technical Professions
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred Qualifications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access o Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to read and interpret and evaluate plans and specifications for acceptable engineering practice
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to air quality
  • Knowledge of chemical, biological, and physical characteristics of pollutants
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to the control of air pollution
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships
  • Ability to organize engineering data, draw logical conclusions and to present them
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$ 30.48 to 33.58