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Engineer Intern I

Recruitment #190308-S10A-I02


Located in the Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division, in the Oklahoma City office.

May be filled as a Level I, II, III or IV. Applicants must apply to each level announcement for which they qualify.

Major Job Duties:
1. Assist with the investigation and resolution of complaints involving total retention lagoon systems.
2. Prepare formal and/or informal enforcement actions resulting from significant violations and track the progress of formal enforcement actions at total retention lagoons to ensure compliance.
3. Under direct supervision of a Professional Engineer, review and respond in writing to all engineering reports on proposed new total retention lagoon systems or system improvements to ensure the proposed construction meets the needs of the system and complies with DEQ rules and procedures.
4. Participate in management-approved training as a recipient and/or presenter, as necessary.
5. Provide technical assistance to total retention lagoon systems by making on-site visits and documenting those visits with Technical Assistance Reports or Inspection Reports.
6. Provide technical assistance to Division in evaluating new system, new technology and complex permit applications; provide technical assistance to Division management in rulemaking activities.

All interested applicants must submit their resume and transcript at the time of application.

An EEO Employer.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to state agencies, consultants, and the public.  Incumbents accomplish this by performing engineering tasks and by reviewing and evaluating the work of consultants, contractors and facility operators, under the supervision of a professional engineer.


The Engineer Intern job family has five levels that are distinguished based on the complexity of the engineering assignment and the level of expertise required by a specific position.

Level I:    
This is the Engineer-in-Training level where incumbents will initially perform a variety of routine engineering tasks in a training status under close supervision.  Incumbents will perform basic engineering tasks such as the review of less complex plans, performance of basic engineering calculations, the writing of permits, the performance of computer modeling, and the inspection of parts of an engineering project.


Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a college or university which is recognized by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology or a bachelor’s degree in construction management with (heavy) or civil option.


This position will involve performing on-site field work.  Overnight travel will also be required.

Must be able to walk long distances, walk in difficult terrain, climb ladders or stairs, wear personal protective equipment including a respirator, and be able to carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment.

Persons with out-of-state registration as an Engineer Intern must transfer their registration with the State of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors no later than six months from the date of appointment. Persons will not be granted permanent classified status without a valid Oklahoma registration as an Engineer Intern.


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