Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Recruitment #211117-3389ES-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut's economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. 

Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our mission is to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by managing air quality, radioactive materials, and radiation. 

Position Highlights:

The Bureau of Air Management consists of four divisions: Planning & Standards, Engineering, Radiation and Enforcement. 

The Engineer Intern will be housed within the Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group. This is a full-time, thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday through Friday located in Windsor, CT.

The Air Monitoring Group is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the state’s ambient air quality monitoring network.  This network provides scientifically valid data on air pollutant levels in Connecticut’s ambient air and this data informs many policy decisions on both the state and national levels.  

The Air Monitoring Group 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 Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period. 

As a Engineer Intern duties may include, but not limited to:

  • Preparing air quality data to be reported to the federal government;
  • Retrieving data from computer terminals and compile data for analysis to determine air pollution monitor performance;
  • Validating data by analyzing data reports and graphs and site computer acquired air quality information; 
  • Assisting in the implementation and maintenance of the computerized environmental information system;
  • Assisting in conducting and performing analysis of data for special purpose monitoring;
  • Reviewing air pollution data for validity, maintaining records of work performed and supplies used; 
  • Assisting in updating and making recommendations for routine quality control procedures used for installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of air pollution monitoring equipment; 
  • Attending classroom training, workshops or seminars to maintain and grow knowledge of the latest technology, information, research, within the field of air monitoring; 
  • May assist in acceptance testing of new equipment and preparing report on findings; 
  • May perform a limited range of duties involving National Institute of Standards and Technology traceability analysis, evaluation, and documentation of data; 
  • May assist in establishing community-based air quality monitoring programs;
  • May assist in preparing memorandum and correspondence as needed. 
What we can offer you:

  • State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
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Selection Plan

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applicants to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Erica McGuinness at


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 applied mathematics, physical or biological sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics.


  • Experience with sample collection techniques and procedures, calibration standards; basic properties of calibration gases;
  • Experience reading, understanding and applying written procedures concerning the installation, servicing, repairing, and maintaining electronic sensors measuring air pollutant and/or meteorological concentrations or conditions; 
  • Experience reading and understanding the procedures and techniques utilized in the operation of personal computers as they apply to the ambient air monitoring network. 
  • Experience reading and understanding schematics, diagrams, and service manuals;
  • Experience summarizing information, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings;
  • Experience working independently and/or as a team member;
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisors;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams).



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

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