Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Engineer Trainee (35 Hour)

Target Class: Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220906-3389ES-001


Are you a recent graduate with the desire to make an impact on the environment?
If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has an exciting vacancy available to join our team as an Engineer Intern with a target class of Air Pollution Control Engineer 1

This vacancy is located within the Bureau of Air Management, Engineering Division's Stationary Source Control Group in Hartford, CT. 

About Us: 

At the State of Connecticut, 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. 

Within the Department, the Bureau of Air Management maintains and improves the air quality of Connecticut and complies with state and federal air quality mandates and clean air goals. The Stationary Source Control Group is a dynamic team within the Engineering Division that solves complex air quality issues concerning stationary source emissions while taking into account air pollution control technologies, economic considerations, policy goals and statutory/regulatory requirements.  
Position Highlights: 

Engineer Interns receive training under the direction of a supervisor and senior staff for a period of one year,, before being promoted to the target class of Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 upon successful completion of the training period. 

This position provides a unique opportunity to join a team committed to developing new programs to control emissions from stationary sources. 

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week, Monday through Friday position with the opportunity for part-time telework. 

Some duties the Engineer Intern may have or assist in completing include: 
  • Analyzing proposed federal rules for impacts on the state; 
  • Researching air pollution control technology; 
  • Gathering inventory information on stationary source categories; 
  • Learning the regulatory development process and drafting memoranda, regulations and air quality plans. 
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! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact below! 

Selection Plan

Application Process:

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

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, unless otherwise specified.

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

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

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

Selection Process:

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.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman 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.


• Analyzing proposed federal rules for impacts on the state and preparing comments for submission to federal dockets;
• Researching air pollution control technology;
• Gathering inventory information on stationary source categories;
• Processing draft regulations through the state’s eRegulations system;
• Drafting memoranda, regulations and air quality plans;
• Creating legislative proposals and regulations to achieve an air quality goal;
• Gathering and analyzing stationary source emissions data;
• Participating in regional and national air regulatory groups; and
• Attending classroom training, workshops or seminars to increase knowledge of air quality issues or to learn analytical tools.


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.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Academic or professional experience researching and preparing reports, memoranda, communications and other documents; 
  • Experience with sources of air pollution and air pollution control technologies; 
  • Academic or professional experience interpreting and applying state and federal laws and regulations; 
  • Experience with meteorology, weather science, or any modeling associated with these areas; 
  • Academic or professional experience gathering, organizing, analyzing and presenting datasets using spreadsheets and database applications; 
  • Academic or professional experience communicating technical information to the general public, stakeholder groups, public interest groups or students; 
  • Academic or professional experience working alone or on a team to solve a problem. 



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.