Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Civil Engineer 1

Recruitment #190327-3389ES-001


At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.

DEEP's Water Planning and Management Division, Dam Safety Program, has jurisdiction over all non-federally owned or licensed dams in the State.   The Dam Safety Program's ultimate responsibility is to ensure that all jurisdictional dams in the State are operated and maintained in a safe condition in order to prevent the loss of life and/or property.  DEEP maintains an inventory of nearly 4800 dams in Connecticut. In addition, DEEP is the owner of approximately 265 dams, for which we are responsible for operation and maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.   

DEEP's Dam Safety Program  has a current job opportunity for an Engineer Intern. Engineer Interns receive training under direction of a supervisor or senior staff for a period of one year before being promoted to the target class of Civil Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period.

This position provides a unique opportunity to join a team committed to ensuring public safety and protecting the environment.  As a trainee, interns learn to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, assist with emergency planning and storm response, provide technical assistance to dam owners and protect public safety and the environment through proper maintenance and repair of the state’s dams.

Upcoming Spring 2019 Civil and Environmental Engineering degree graduates are also encouraged to apply.

The position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. 

This is a 35 hour per week, Monday – Friday, from 8:00-am to 5:00 pm (flexible), with some weekend and evening work required in the event of unanticipated flood events.

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.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information; Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals.

 Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 


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.


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.


General knowledge, thru education or work experience, of principles and practices of engineering, including, but not limited to: hydraulics and hydrology, structural analysis, soils and foundations;

Familiarity, thru education or work experience, with reading, interpreting and using maps and relational databases, aerial photos, topographic and other resource maps, and identifying or delineating natural resources; technical charts, graphs, data tables, drawings and plans, and environmental assessment and evaluation techniques;

Excellent  oral, written and electronic communication skills and experience communicating technical, regulatory, policy or operational information to a wide variety of audiences in a clear and understandable manner ;

Experience thru education or work experience, in prioritizing and tracking multiple activities/projects to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables;

Proficient computer technology skills and experience using computer software including: MS Excel, MS Access,  and Geographic Information System software (GIS);

Ability to review and prepare technical reports and other professional documents thru education or work experience;

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.



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.