Section 64- Public Works & Water Resources
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As part of Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineer 3, Engineer 4 or Engineer 5 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Engineer 5 is $117,936. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information of salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Engineer 3 - Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering plus four years of professional engineering experience.
Engineer 4 - Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering plus five years of professional engineering experience
Engineer 5 - Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering plus six years of professional engineering experience
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DOTD/Public Works & Water Resources
1201 Capitol Access Rd
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Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering and four years of professional engineering experience.
A master's degree in engineering will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of required experience.
Engineering experience gained prior to earning a professional engineer's license (e.g., as an engineer intern applicant, engineer intern, or equivalent) will be accepted as professional level engineering experience.
Applications will be accepted from persons licensed to practice professional engineering in states other than Louisiana. If one of those applicants is selected for the position, he/she will be required to obtain a Louisiana license prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all licensing requirements are met.
Louisiana Professional Engineer licenses are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To plan, design, construct, inspect, and/or maintain buildings, systems, or programs by applying advanced mathematics and engineering sciences.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad from an Engineer 6 or higher.
Functional supervision may be exercised over lower-level Engineers and Engineering Technicians.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer Intern 2 by the presence of a license to practice as a professional engineer.
Differs from Engineer 4 by the absence of a higher degree of scope and complexity in assigned tasks.
Examples of Work
This technical expert performs dam safety inspections, inspection coordination, engineering, technical review of dam plans and specifications for compliance with Louisiana dam safety rules and regulations as required by R.S. 38:90.1-17.
25% Performs inspection and evaluation of existing/newly constructed dams and prepares inspection reports as necessary. Reviews, comments, and approves dam safety inspection and evaluation reports submitted by Consulting Engineers. Coordinates dam safety activities of various districts to ensure conformance with the state dam safety rules and regulations. As an expert in Dam Safety this position communicates with dam owners and operators on matters related to safety and maintenance issues arising from inspection of their dams, and assures compliance with any required repair and/or remedial actions. Assists the Section Head in writing letters requiring dam owners or operators to comply with the Dam Safety rules and regulations.
25% Performs engineering activities related to statewide Dam Safety Program such as review the design, construction plans and specifications, maintenance & operation of dams to correct potential hazards to downstream life & property in the event of failure of any dam. Participates in managing the operation and maintenance of state-owned dams in accordance with DOTD Dam Safety rules and regulation. Provides advice and feedback to the State Dam Safety Official and the Director, Dams, Levees and Reservoir Development Programs on dam safety issues.
20% Participates in the ASDSO training and conferences as well as communicates with FEMA, USACE and other States’ dam safety officials. Keep abreast of new engineering methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in program rules and regulations or developing new programs warranted by such developments. Communicates with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF), other state agencies, and local governmental entities on issues concerning dam safety in Louisiana. Assists the State Dam Safety Official in conducting public hearings on construction of new dams. Reviews the “Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)” including breach analysis and the operation and maintenance (O&M) procedures of dams submitted by Consulting Engineers. Maintains and keeps EAPs current for the 20 state-maintained dams as necessary, and plans and participates in EAP “Tabletop Exercises” for dams as needed.
20% Represents the State Dam Safety Official as an expert in matters related to Dam Safety Program as needed. Makes technical decisions related to program area; formulates and establishes technical standards. Reviews reservoir development applications for construction of new dams and major modifications to existing dams. Maintains and updates electronic files including but not limited to dam inspection reports, maintenance records, operations records, EAPs etc. in compliance with records disposition.
10% Performs other duties including but not limited to the emergency/disaster support activities, incident investigations and follow ups, Access Database Management and other tasks as requested.