Water Resource Engineer III - Regulatory Division of the North Dakota Office of the State Engineer
Salary: $5,144.00 to $6,859.00/month ($29.68 to $39.57/hour)
Family-oriented atmosphere, PTO, Sick leave, 100% employer-paid family health insurance, established pension program!
Applications must be submitted through the online interface by 11:59 PM on September 10, 2017. Paper applications will not be accepted. Links to agency openings are available here: www.swc.nd.gov
SUMMARY OF WORK
The Regulatory Division fulfills many of the State Engineers regulatory responsibilities, including permitting drainage activities, projects on sovereign lands, and the construction of dams, dikes, and other water resource facilities. The Regulatory Division also coordinates many regulatory functions with the local water resource districts, including providing technical assistance.
The individual in this position is responsible for:
Processing of construction and drainage permit applications, which involves project analysis and development of a recommendation to the State Engineer.
Review drainage permit applications to determine whether they are of statewide or inter-district significance.
Frequently prepare written and oral reports, often in abbreviated time frames.
Provide assistance to local entities related to the development and use of the states water resources.
Process emergency drain and construction applications in abbreviated time frames.
Assist the public and local entities in understanding the permitting processes.
Investigate the presence of a watercourse as defined by ND Century Code.
Determine the flow rate at a road crossing as outlined by ND Administrative Code.
Address appeals of regulatory decisions made by water resource districts.
Respond to complaints from the public regarding drainage, flooding, and the construction of unauthorized water resource facilities, which may require field investigations, meeting with the parties involved, and consulting with other agencies.
Represent the State Engineer on various interagency committees and at public meetings.
Participate in department-wide initiatives and projects.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum, with course work in hydrology and hydraulics.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
Must be able and willing to travel as necessary.
Must have 3 years of practical engineering experience.
Must be willing to travel to Bismarck, North Dakota for an interview on own expense.
E.I.T. certification or a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam by the end of probation.
Working knowledge of surface water hydrology and hydraulics.
Basic computer modeling skills with HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS or similar software.
GIS experience including Arc GIS or other platforms.
Experience working in a regulatory capacity.
Public speaking experience.
Two years of surface water hydrology experience.
Professional Engineer (P.E.) status.
Applicants will only be accepted online through the ND PeopleSoft system.
Application material must reach this office by 11:59 PM on the closing date.
Application materials will be scored based on a 100 point evaluation system.
Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work.
It is very important to be thorough and detailed on all of your application materials.
In addition to the online application, applicants are REQURED to upload the following:
a COVER LETTER
a COPY OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS
the name, address, and phone number of THREE (3) professional references (no letters of reference please).
Applicants, who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference under North Dakota Century Code 37-19.1, must upload the appropriate forms.
Applicants claiming veterans preference as a:
Veteran must upload a Form DD-214;
Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214 and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old;
Spouse of Disabled Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a current statement of disability from the Veterans Administration which is less than 1 year old; or
Spouse of a Deceased Veteran must upload a Form DD-214, a copy of the marriage certificate, and a copy of the veteran's death certificate.
The State Water Commission will not provide sponsorship for this position.
If unable to find qualified candidates, the State Water Commission will consider under-filling the positions as an Water Resource Engineer II which requires a bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited related engineering field and 2 years of work experience. For accommodation, or assistance in the application process contact John Brintnell at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the application process or uploading attachments, please contact recruiter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Additional Salary Information: Upon hire, successful completion of a probationary period could result in a salary increase of up to 5%.
The North Dakota State Water Commission (SWC) consists of the Governor as chairman, the Commissioner of Agriculture as an ex-officio member, and seven members appointed by the Governor who provide regional representation. North Dakota's State Engineer, appointed by the SWC, serves as Chief Engineer and Secretary to the SWC. The Office of the State Engineer (OSE) is responsible for several regula...tory functions and responsibilities, including allocation of the state's waters, dam safety, sovereign land management, construction of works, and drainage.
The SWC/OSE employs 93 full-time equivalent positions, and offers employer-paid annual leave, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement (option of defined-benefit or defined-contribution).
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