Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target: Sanitary Engineer 1 (Public Health)

Recruitment #190415-3389ES-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), Drinking Water Section (DWS) is responsible for the administration and implementation of state and federal public health-focused drinking water laws and regulations, and is dedicated to assuring the purity and adequacy of the state’s public drinking water systems and sources. The DWS provides technical assistance, education and regulatory enforcement to Connecticut’s 2,550 public drinking water systems, which provide public drinking water to approximately 2.8 million people on a daily basis. The DWS is committed to protecting and promoting healthy people in healthy Connecticut communities by assuring the use and distribution of high quality public drinking water for human consumption.  

The DWS has two job opportunities for an Engineer Intern within its Technical Review & Field Assessment Unit. Engineer Interns receive training under direction of a supervisor or senior staff person for a period of one year before being promoted to the target class of Sanitary Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period.  Responsibilities will include conducting sanitary surveys of public water systems, reviewing and approving technical plans and specifications for proposed water and treatment works projects, writing technical reports, responding to customer complaints, and providing technical assistance to public water systems and certified operators.  

These Engineer Intern positions (target class- Sanitary Engineer 1) are permanent, 35-hour per week, full-time positions.  

If selected for an interview, a technical report writing sample will be required to be submitted.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sue Ciccaglione at or (860) 509-7183.


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.


• A bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental, sanitary, or chemical engineering;

• Engineering experience or academic coursework in drinking water treatment, distribution, water quality, and source water protection;

• Experience with managing multiple priorities and projects;

• Experience utilizing interpersonal communication skills and working in a team, as well as independently;

• Experience utilizing computer skills with proficiency in word processing, and experience writing technical reports; and

• Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel throughout the state.



The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes.  If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.

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