Engineer Trainee
State of West Virginia
West Virginia

$41,000 - $76,000 a year

Skills
Nature of Work

Continuous Recruitment, Statewide: The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification. This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants. This classification has positions in every area of the state and with multiple agencies. Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.

Nature of Work:
Under supervision of a licensed profession engineer, performs work on a variety of engineering services or creative works, the adequate performance of which requires engineering education, training and experience in the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences to such services or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning and design of engineering works and systems; planning the use of land and water, teaching of advanced engineering subjects, engineering surveys and studies; review of construction projects for the purpose of assuring compliance with drawings and specifications any of which embraces such services or work, either public or private, in connection with any utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, work systems, projects and industrial or consumer products or equipment of a mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or thermal nature, insofar as they involve safeguarding life, health or property, and including such other professional services as may be necessary to the planning, progress and completion of any engineering services.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Under supervision of a licensed professional engineer may apply engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria within rules, regulations and operating procedures of the specialty area of assignment. May specialize in a particular area of emphasis within the area of assignment.

IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You may attach a resume and other documents; however, you should NEVER enter "See Resume" on the application. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section. NOTE: Jobs on your application that do not have a salary amount will be considered volunteer and will NOT be counted as qualifying. Estimate salary if necessary.

Eligibility Length: This posting is for a Continuous recruitment because of an expected need for applicants. Applicants will be placed on a database of eligible applicants for 1 year. You will only be eligible for vacancies in counties you select. After 1 year applicants who remain interested in this job title MUST re-apply to be considered. The Division of Personnel cannot say with any certainty the location or number of future vacancies, only that the agency has expressed an anticipated hiring need. If an applicant wishes more specific information about future hiring plans please contact the hiring agency directly.

Job Interest Card: You may complete an online Job Interest Card at our main jobs page to receive an email notice anytime jobs not currently available for application are posted. Note: ONLY recruitments not currently open will appear on Job Interest Card notifications so please check the current listings thoroughly to avoid missing an opportunity.

As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.

Examples of Work

Reviews data analysis to determine accuracy in establishing standards/limits.
Performs engineering calculations, studies, plans, reports, and data analysis all under the supervision of a license engineer to determine (establish) performance standards/limits.
Assist in the coordinating of construction projects.
Assist in conducting interim and final inspections of construction projects to determine compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and specifications.
Assist in performing project analyses of plans and/or contracts for projections; recommendations of alternative construction methods.
Assist in writing reports detailing recommendations, conclusions, and findings from inspections and reviews.
Reads professional journals, and trade publications to gain knowledge of new technologies.
Attends state and national meetings and seminars to improve and share engineering knowledge.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of agency policies and practices pertaining to agency jurisdiction.
Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in various types of engineering.
Knowledge of fundamentals of various types of engineering.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Training:
Current license as an engineer-in-training.

Note: Please attach a photocopy of your license to your application. No applicant will be available for interview without verification of your EIT license.

NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to: applicantservices@wv.gov, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.