Under general to limited supervision, perform professional level engineering work for the Engineering and Technical Services Division at the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. The primary duties of this position include performing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to meet the needs of the Dam Safety and Floodplain section needs, and provide support to other agency programs as needed. Supervises technical, and/or paraprofessional level engineering workers; Performs related work as assigned.
Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.
Job location is the Nebraska State Office Building, Downtown.
Examples of Work
Perform assignments under limited supervision as directed by his/her supervisor including: conducting hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for flood hazard identification; delineating floodplain areas based on new or existing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; conducting hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to determine the flood capacity of existing dams; conducting hydraulic analysis to determine the potential dam breach inundation areas to determine the proper hazard class for existing dams; reviewing breach inundation maps and emergency action plans for high hazard dams; reviewing engineering drawings and specifications; creating DFIRMs, databases, and metadata based on FEMA's guidelines and specifications; providing floodplain and dam information to members of the local community; providing technical assistance related to floodplain management to communities, counties and other state agencies; providing reviews for proposed federal projects in Nebraska for National Environmental Policy Act compliance; educating the general public about floodplain management and dam safety; and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Professional experience in an engineering field applicable to the employing agency and must possess a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license at the time of application, and be licensed by the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects at the time of employment or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of employment.
NOTE: This position may be filled at an Engineer II level, which requires a Bachelor's Degree in an engineering field applicable to the employing agency and FE/EIT Certificate. Salary for this level is $24.430/hour. Applicants need to obtain their professional engineer's license within a year of employment.
OTHER: Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: civil engineering theories, principles and practices; especially in regards to hydrology, open channel hydraulics, and geotechnical engineering; and process for developing accurate topographic datasets using geographic information system (GIS); is desired. Skill in: conducting hydrologic and hydraulic analyses; analyzing, interpreting, and applying engineering study results to improve the safety of dams in Nebraska; running HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, GIS software, and Microsoft Office applications. Ability to: prioritize tasks, be detailed orientated, follow guidelines and specifications, work independently in solving complex engineering problems, investigate and gather data, organize and analyze data and prepare reports. Establish and maintain effective relationships with public, federal, state and local agencies; communicate effectively orally and in writing; work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors; ability to lift 50 pounds and work in and around water.