RRC - Surface Mining/Reclamation Engineer I-II-III (00010412)
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
RRC Headquarters 1701 N Congress Avenue Austin 78701
Architecture and Engineering
Standard Hours Per Week:
Yes, 10 % of the Time
State Job Code:
Salary Admin Plan:
22 23, 24
Salary (Pay Basis):
4,301.00 - 7,138.00 (Monthly)
Number of Openings:
Jun 16, 2020, 2:47:07 PM
Jul 14, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
The Railroad Commission of Texas seeks a licensed Professional Engineer (P. E.) to work in the Surface Mining and Reclamation Division. Major responsibilities include reviewing the operation plan and reclamation plan information contained in surface-mining permit applications and providing professional opinion as to whether the information is in compliance with the Texas Coal Mining Regulations. May assist in supervising the work of others in a team lead capacity.
This position offers the opportunity to provide analysis of environmental information and apply the Texas Coal Mining Regulations to the review of mining permit applications for mines in Texas. In addition, opportunities will be afforded to collaborate with professionals in industry and other state/federal agencies. Works under the supervision of the Applications and Permits Section Manager with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The ideal candidate enjoys learning, has some technical and regulatory aptitude, is friendly, professional, and enjoys advanced problem solving. The job title offered for this position will be based on Division business needs and the selected applicant’s qualifications.
Essential Job Duties
- Review of permit applications (new, renewals, revisions, transfers, bond updates and bond releases) to determine whether they meet regulatory requirements for approval and issuance. The reviewer will prepare detailed reports advancing a professional opinion regarding the adequacy of an application in meeting the requirements of the Texas Coal Mining Regulations and program requirements with respect to operations-plan and reclamation-plan, civil structure design, and surface water hydrology information for the technical areas listed below.
- Responsible for technical evaluation of submissions in some or all the following areas of expertise:
o Design plans for roads and surface-water control structures such as roads, sedimentation ponds, diversions, drop structures and culverts;
o Mine reclamation cost estimate evaluation using knowledge of mining techniques, volumetric calculations, and equipment productivity calculations;
o Detailed modeling techniques to assess the viability of engineering design plans of mining-related structures and to assess impacts of surface-mining activities on the hydrologic balance;
o Baseline surface-water hydrology information;
o Surface-water monitoring data; and
o Surface-water hydrologic analyses for bond-release applications.
- Upon request, assist field personnel in field evaluations and aid other permitting staff with research and tasks related to permitting activities of surface mining and reclamation operations.
- Facilitate completion of the processing of multidisciplinary applications as project coordinator.
- Respond effectively to inquiries and requests from the regulated industry and the public concerning all aspects of surface coal mining, reclamation and exploration permit application processing.
- All evaluation reports may be subject to being presented as evidence in administrative hearings and reviewer may need to provide expert verbal testimony at such hearings.
- As requested, identify program changes and/or special projects to improve program effectiveness, and assist in the implementation of such through a formal, established procedure.
- Performs other duties as assigned by manager, Division’s Director or Assistant Director.
This position requires some travel.
2152, 2153, 2154
State Classification Title:
ENGINEER I - III
B22, B23, B24
Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
Army – 12A, 72D
Navy - 510X
Coast Guard – 50, 55, ENG13
Marine Corps – 8831
Air Force – 32EX
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_EngineeringandDesign
- Licensed Professional Engineer (P. E.) in the State of Texas.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Civil, Mining, Environmental, Geological, or Agricultural Engineering, or closely related engineering field.
- Five or more years of post-Bachelor's Degree work experience in one or more of the disciplines outlined in the job description.
- A basic understanding of surface mining techniques, with proficiency in one or more of the areas of expertise listed.
Salary will be determined based on education and experience.
- Work experience in a state/federal coal mining regulatory program.
- Knowledge of surface mining operations and familiarity with and understanding of the Texas Surface Coal Mining Regulations and the statutory requirements for surface mining in Texas.
- Experience with CAD (computer-aided-drafting) or GIS (geographic information systems) software.
- Ability to work as a team lead; supervise/direct work of others, and assist with other managerial duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of surface mining techniques.
- Knowledge of productivity calculations for heavy earth moving equipment.
- Knowledge of surface-water quality and quantity data analysis.
- Knowledge of hydrologic design modeling
- Skill in the use of Microsoft Windows-based computer systems utilizing Microsoft Office suite, CAD and GIS software, statistical software, and database systems.
- Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines with meticulous attention to detail.
- Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to interpret data and document findings in a comprehensive written analysis.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently.
- Ability to listen, understand, and relay material clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to address issues/concerns in a professional manner with Division staff, industry representatives, members of the public, and local government officials.
- Ability to set up and coordinate public meetings regarding applications.
- Willingness to respond to high-pressure situations and meet changing demands and timelines.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
- Ability to stoop, reach low and high, push and pull heavy file drawers and/or cart, and lift, carry and move up to 30 lbs.
There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS ONLY ACCEPTS ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING.
Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace