The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking for an Environmental Engineer to work in their Division of Drinking Water. This position may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.
As an Environmental Engineer you will typically:
Conduct an engineering review of plans and specifications of drinking water projects.
Provide technical assistance to Public Water Systems.
Conduct sanitary surveys and other site inspections.
Author letters (review comments, plan approvals, operating permits, and other communication).
The ideal person for this position will possess:
At least 5 years of experience working in the drinking water field ideally including regulatory experience.
Knowledge of water treatment technologies and series R309-500 design and construction standards.
Knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
The ability to manage multiple complex tasks.
The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
The ability to be adaptable and can adjust to changing priorities.
The ability to produce quality work and adhere to deadlines.
Based on a candidate's experience, the selected candidate for this position may be brought in as an Environmental Engineer I, an Environmental Engineer II, or an Environmental Engineer III. An Environmental Engineer I and Environmental Engineer II have the potential to move to an Environmental Engineer III. A candidate hired as an Environmental Engineer I will qualify for an initial salary range of $21.97-$34.85. A candidate hired as an Environmental Engineer II will qualify for an initial salary range of $25.86-$41.02. A candidate hired as an Environmental Engineer III will qualify for an initial salary range of $28.82-$45.70.
Preference may be given to those with the following:
A Bachelor or Master degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other engineering degree.
Work experience or knowledge gained through education or other means with design, construction, evaluation, or operation of drinking water or wastewater systems.
Work experience or knowledge gained through education or other means in drinking water or wastewater treatment processes or technologies.
Water operator certification.
Backflow technician certification.
A current Utah PE license in the discipline of civil, environmental or chemical engineering.
Other credential related to drinking water.
Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.
For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Drinking Water, click here.
Engineer -In-Training (EIT) or the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE).
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.