- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Time management
- Professional Engineer
- Oil & gas
- Water treatment
- Life insurance
- Disability insurance
- Health insurance
- Gym membership
- Vision insurance
The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended and the scope expanded to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.
Who we are:
This is a permanent, advanced professional engineering position assigned to develop permits for oil and gas projects and operating facilities. As a registered professional engineer, the incumbent will be a technical consultant and an integral team member during the development of a permitting unit tasked with providing a valuable public service by permitting the Alaskan oil and gas industry. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, self-educator to work in a fast-paced, dynamic program that provides the opportunity for job growth and skill building, such as learning to implement the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Program in Alaska.
Our organizations mission & culture:
The mission of the Division of Water is to conserve, improve, and protect the environment by controlling water pollution in order to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being. The APDES Program accomplishes this mission by issuing technically accurate and legally defensible wastewater discharge permits in cooperation with the oil and gas industry; the federal government; local, regional, and tribal governments; public and private organizations; and concerned individuals to support sustainable development of state resources and fulfill the Division’s responsibility to protect the environment for the present and future generations.
The benefits of joining our team:
The Oil and Gas Section in the APDES Program has a strong reputation of providing technically accurate and legally defensible wastewater discharge permits that strike a balance between resource development and environmental protection. New hires will have hands on training, peer team interaction and technical guidance; existing experienced staff are here to support your professional development. While there is much to learn about the APDES Program, the teaching environment is fun and friendly yet professional. The work can be highly technical and science based and requires honing decision and project/time management skills. Once trained, flexible work schedules including teleworking opportunities exist along with a great state benefit package, paid leave and health insurance.
The working environment you can expect:
The position may be stationed in the Anchorage, Soldotna, Fairbanks, or Juneau offices depending on the location of the successful applicant. The incumbent will be expected to work under the direct supervision of the Oil and Gas Section Manager and collaborate with other section staff as needed. Initially, the incumbent will work in an office setting but once trained, telecommute options may be available. There is occasional travel to conduct site visits to support permit development. This position independently performs technical and scientific evaluations including engineering plan reviews, data compilations and statistical computations, mixing zone modeling, reasonable potential analysis and permit limit development, and critical review of environmental reports such as receiving water studies, Environmental Opinions, Assessments, or Impact Statements. The incumbent discusses decisions with the supervisor to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal statutes, regulations, guidance, and policies related to the Clean Water Act. Prior experience working in the wastewater industry or implementing Clean Water Act regulations is desired but not required.
A succesful applicant will have some or all of the following competencies addressed in their application package.
Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Technical Expertise/Credibility: Effectively applies technical knowledge to solve a range of problems; develops technical solutions to new or highly complex problems that cannot be solve using existing methods or approaches; is sought out as an expert to provide advice or solutions in the technical area. Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Oral Communication:(*) Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. .
Design: Knowledge of conceptualizing, developing, producing, understanding, and using plans, models, blueprints, and maps, including the use of tools and instruments to produce precision technical drawings, working prototypes, components, or systems.
Statutory and Regulatory Expertise: Prior experience understanding and implementing applicable statutes, regulations, guidance, and policy while issuing wastewater discharge permits, waste management permits, engineering plan approvals, permit compliance actions, and/or regulatory enforcement actions.
Persons not registered in the State of Alaska must be registered in a state recognized by the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors eligible for comity in accordance with AS 08.48.191(b). Persons employed under this provision must become registered in Alaska within one year of hire and sign an agreement to this effect as a condition of employment.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in environmental engineering or a related branch of engineering;
Four years of engineering experience which included some lead engineering work and of which two years were equivalent to an Engineering Associate, DEC or Engineer I, DEC with the State of Alaska.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in environmental engineering or a related branch of engineering;
Two years of environmental engineering experience equivalent to an Engineering Associate, DEC or Engineer I, DEC with the State of Alaska.
Electronic and electrical engineering are not considered related branches of engineering for this job class.
Special Requirement: Engineer II, DEC requires registration as a professional engineer (PE) by the State of Alaska. If you are registered as a professional engineer with a state other than Alaska, you must apply for and receive a State of Alaska registration within one year of appointment.
Additional Required Information
The cover letter will be considered a writing sample and will be used, in part, to determine which applicants advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
All of the following traits must be documented in your applicant profile and cover letter. If you don't have experience with one of the traits listed below, simply say so.
Demonstrated engineering experience that may include design of water/wastewater treatment, collection or distribution systems, storm water systems, other related environmental engineering designs, and engineering economics analysis,
Work experience in the oil and gas industry that may include exploration, development, production and associated permitting activities,
Prior regulatory experience that may include issuing wastewater discharge permits, waste management permits, engineering plan approvals, permit compliance actions, and/or regulatory enforcement actions
Working familiarity with the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) and various related regulations,
Experience with providing public presentations at conferences, training sessions, public hearings, and meetings with agencies, professional organizations, industry groups, and non-government organizations to explain requirements and to coordinate issues around diverse interests, and
Proficiency in technical writing to effectively and efficient relay relevant facts and findings to a diverse audience and to develop legally defensible wastewater discharge permits.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERIVEW
Copy of your current registration as a professional engineer (PE License).
The names and contact information for all of your supervisors during the past five years, along with a list of other professional references, if desired.
Copy of your unofficial college transcripts, if using education to meet the minimum qualifications.
A sample document demonstrating your level of technical writing proficiency.
Copies of other registrations, certifications, or other credentials that support your qualifications stated in your application.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information