Nature of Work
Continuous Recruitment, Statewide: The Division of Personnel 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 exclusively for the Division of Highways. 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: This is an entry-level career development program. This program will lead to successively more responsible positions within the Division of Highways and is designed to help entry level engineering graduates transition to a Highway Engineering career. Employees in this class participate in an on-the-job training program under the supervision of Highway Engineers.
If you have an engineering degree or are a senior in an engineering program we invite you to learn more about this opportunity. If you have a sincere interest in the planning, design, and construction of highways, our Highway Engineer Trainee Program will enable you to participate in major CE projects and progress to full professional positions in highway engineering.
Note: Preference may be given to applicants with training directly related to the type of position to be filled or to applicants in the West Virginia Division of Highways Co-op Program.
Note: Persons with significant engineering experience should consider applying for Highway Engineer Associate and Highway Engineer positions.
Division of Highways representatives regularly visit colleges.
To talk with a Division of Highways recruiter anytime, call (304) 558-3111. If you have questions about the application process call the Division of Personnel at 304-558-3950, ext 1.
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.
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. DOP 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
Performs data analysis to determine the posted load limits for bridges.
Coordinates construction project activities with utility companies.
Determines horizontal and vertical highway alignments.
Prepares drainage computations.
Performs field inspection of traffic problems.
Performs field inspection of construction projects.
Prepares preliminary cost estimates for highway projects.
Makes detailed design computations for roadways and bridges.
Performs field checks at highway construction project sites.
Performs design and drafting as required.
Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Environmental Engineering from a regionally ABET accredited college or university. Preference in making appointments may be given to individuals with training directly related to the type of position to be filled. Training areas include Construction, Maintenance, Planning, Design, Soils, Structures and Traffic.
A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Petroleum, Mining or Environmental Engineering Technology from a regionally ABET accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Petroleum, Mining or Environmental Engineering from a non-ABET accredited college or university may be substituted for the required training if the applicant has also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or an equivalent examination administered by another state's engineer registration organization.
At the appointing agency's discretion, competitive candidates may receive probationary appointment pending official verification of the qualifying degree. The qualifying degree must be verified before the employee may be certified as permanent.
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: email@example.com, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.
Note: A salary increase of 5% will be given to Highway Engineer Trainees who pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the West Virginia State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or an equivalent examination administered by another state's engineer registration organization. Highway Engineer Trainees must be employed by the Division of Highways for 12 months before being eligible for this salary increase.