Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class: Air Pollution Control Engineer 1

Recruitment #220818-3389ES-001


Are you passionate about the environment? Are you looking for an entry-level position?
If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity!

Engineer Interns receive training under the direction of a supervisor and 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 is a full-time, 35 hour per week position. Schedule is Monday-Friday on first shift.

This position will be located within the Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group at 9 Windsor Ave., 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. For specific details on this position, please see the "Examples of Duties" section below.

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
The 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.

The Bureau of Air Management maintains the most comprehensive monitoring network in New England for measuring air quality. The bureau regulates the use, transportation and storage of radioactive materials and monitors for radioactive accumulations from nuclear power plants; develops and implements regulations, policies, procedures and standards for carrying out Connecticut’s air and radiation control laws and regulations; issues air pollution control permits and enforces laws or regulations when they are violated.

The Planning & Standards Division's Air Monitoring Group monitors air quality to protect public health and the environment. The monitoring of air quality data is crucial to determine compliance with the Federal air quality standards and to evaluate how well pollution control and abatement strategies are working to clean the air.

Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
Important information for after you apply:
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
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  • 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email 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.


Examples of duties may include, but are not limited to: 
  • Prepare air quality data to be reported to the federal government;
  • Compile data for analysis to determine air pollution monitor performance;
  • Validate data by analyzing data reports and graphs and site computer acquired air quality information;
  • Assist in maintaining and repairing air quality instrumentation and equipment;
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the computerized environmental information system;
  • Assist in establishing community-based air quality monitoring programs;
  • Assist in developing and administering a low-cost air sensor program;
  • Assist in conducting public outreach and participating in air quality workshops;
  • Assist in conducting and performing analysis of data for special purpose monitoring;
  • Review air pollution data for validity, maintain records of work performed and supplies used;
  • Assist in updating and making recommendations for routine quality control procedures used for installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of air pollution monitoring equipment;
  • Attend 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 assist in preparing memorandum and correspondence as needed.


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 and/or Master's degree in applied mathematics, physical or biological sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics.


  • Experience with installing, servicing, repairing, or maintaining any type of electronic equipment;
  • Experience with operating and maintaining instrumentation used to measure air pollutant and meteorological concentrations or conditions;
  • Experience conducting public outreach;
  • Experience communicating technical information to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Experience reading and interpreting schematics, diagrams, and service manuals;
  • Experience summarizing information, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings;
  • Experience setting priorities and meeting deadlines; and
  • Experience with personal computers and word processing and spreadsheet programs.



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.