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Job ID: 14970
Agency: Department of Environment and Natural Resources / Division of Environmental Services / Air Quality Program
Salary: $25.88 per hour
Pay Grade: E1
Closing Date: 06/15/2021
This is a full-time position with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. For more information on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, please visit http://denr.sd.gov/.
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources has strived to treat everyone as a customer while the department balances promoting economic growth in South Dakota and protecting South Dakota’s environment. The department has assembled a strong, dedicated, bright team of engineers, scientists, administrative assistants, and more. The people and the assignments make the department a challenging, stimulating, exciting place to begin and advance a career. The department invests in each employee with our onboarding program, mentoring, and variety of work experiences that will provide you with new challenges.
This Engineer I position will support the Air Quality Program within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This position ensures the protection of South Dakota’s air quality by implementing the state’s air quality program as follows:
- conduct engineering reviews of permit applications, plans and specifications, modeling, existing air quality data, and air pollution control technology to determine if the proposed equipment and operations are capable of meeting all state and federal environmental requirements;
- model air emission sources to determine compliance with ambient air quality standards;
- write air quality permits that ensure state and federal environmental requirements are met;
- conduct inspections of a variety of operations and air pollution control technology at grain elevators, manufacturers, ethanol plants, electric peaking plants, coal-fired electric power plants, etc. to ensure permitted facilities are constructed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and properly operated in compliance with the permit conditions;
- recommend corrective action where necessary to protect the state’s natural resources;
- communicate and coordinate with other engineers, other agencies, and the public routinely;
- work within South Dakota’s Emergency Operations Center during times when Governor declares an emergency;
- travel may occur once every other week, which may include several consecutive days in the field conducting inspections.
Licenses and Certifications:
A valid driver’s license is required.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants that possess a bachelor’s/master’s degree in agricultural, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, mechanical, or related engineering field will be considered. Applicants that have successfully passed the Engineer-In-Training / Fundamentals of Engineering license or the ability to obtain the license are preferred.
- principles of environmental and natural resources engineering;
- principles and practices of environmental controls and natural resources fields;
- causes and control of air pollution;
- investigative procedures;
- technical report writing.
- use of computers and Microsoft Office products;
- communicate effectively.
- interpret and implement laws and regulations governing environmental and natural resources engineering procedures and practices;
- effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers;
- make appropriate decisions by applying standards and available information to specific situations;
- communicate information clearly and concisely and develop ideas in a logical sequence;
- analyze problems and recommend solutions;
- understand and achieve department objectives.
Additional Requirements: To be considered please attach a resume with your application.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: email@example.com
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”