Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Air Pollution Control Engineer 1

Recruitment #190905-3389ES-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment - and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy. DEEP is responsible for protecting and enhancing the quality of Connecticut’s air, water, and lands. 

The Bureaus of Air Management, Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, and Water Protection and Land Reuse, focus on this mission through environmental monitoring, permitting, enforcement, cleanup of contaminated sites, and pollution prevention strategies.

DEEP has a current job opportunity for an Engineer Intern within the Bureau of Air Management, Enforcement Division, Source Emissions Monitoring Unit. Engineer Interns receive training under direction of a supervisor or senior staff for a period of one year before being promoted to Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period.  This position provides a unique opportunity to join the team committed to implementing the air emissions testing and monitoring programs at stationary sources of air pollution throughout the state to enforce Clean Air Act requirements.  As a trainee, interns learn to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state air emissions testing, monitoring and reporting requirements. 

The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Salary Note: Upon initial entry to this class, incumbents will be placed in Salary Group ES 18, step 5, $55,625/yr.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006. 

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

Candidates selected for hire must provide the following at the time of hire:  

- Copy of College Degree and/or College Transcripts.

The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license. Will be required to travel throughout the state.

Failure to provide the required documents or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.


In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving training in introductory professional engineering work for the development of technical and professional engineering skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the technical engineering work of the agency.


Performs a wide variety of increasingly difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during course of training period.

Target position duties include: assisting in the evaluation of all types of air pollution sources and their associated control equipment, assisting with air emission rate calculations, conducting reviews of air emission test protocols and monitoring plans, stack climbing to audit stack testing, auditing air emission test and monitoring equipment certification programs, auditing data acquisition and analysis systems, reviewing air emission test and monitoring equipment certification reports, preparing detailed compliance evaluation reports and initiating enforcement actions; meeting with representatives of air pollution sources, the public, and other officials in matters related to source emissions testing and monitoring; and performing related duties as required.  Interns will be required to attend formal training classes and review self-study materials to enhance their knowledge of air pollution control. 


General knowledge of basic engineering theories, principles and methods; skill in use of drafting and calculating instruments; considerable ability in performing mathematical computations, making neat and accurate drawings and preparing minor design and structural details; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's degree in the discipline required by the target class.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering
  • Training in interpreting, regulations, statutes, and relevant policies
  • Knowledge of sources of air pollution and air pollution control technologies
  • Knowledge of the Clean Air Act and Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990
  • Knowledge of air pollutant and parameter monitoring equipment, data acquisition and analysis systems
  • Knowledge of techniques used to conduct environmental investigations and audits using good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of case documentation and training in preparing clear, concise and technically sound reports
  • Good organization skills, including ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good communication skills including ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions
  • Training and/or experience working in a team as well as independently



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.