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Position: Engineering Assistant I
Company: Workplace Alaska
Location: Anchorage AK US

THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CURRENT HIRING RESTRICTIONS. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Water is recruiting for a long term, non-perm Engineering Assistant I position with the Technical Assistance and Financing (TAF) Program in Anchorage. The TAF Program is comprised of several smaller programs, all of which strive to improve the local technical, financial and managerial capacity of Alaskan water and wastewater utilities. This is a dynamic and complex program and we are looking for an enthusiastic, independent and proactive individual to fill this key position. The activities of the program have a direct effect on public health and the sustainability of rural utilities and can be politically sensitive. The position requires flexible planning, resourcefulness, creative thinking and collaboration with multiple agencies.

This position resides within the Municipal Grants and Loans Program and serves in an entry-level engineering position, assisting eligible borrowers of the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan programs and eligible Municipal Matching Grant (MMG) recipients during the application, project planning, design, and construction phases. This position assists senior engineering staff who are responsible for ensuring that assigned projects funded by SRF loans and MMG grants conform to state and federal funding requirements, as well as civil, environmental and sanitary engineering theories, concepts, principles, and practices.

Routine duties include assisting senior engineering staff with the following tasks: reviewing conceptual plans during facility planning stage; determining cost-effectiveness of proposed engineering solutions; coordinating with borrowers/grantees and department environmental staff to complete the required environmental review on all projects; reviewing contract documents for compliance with funding conditions; reviewing change orders and amendments for eligibility and appropriateness; approving disbursement requests; and conducting onsite inspection of construction when necessary.

The ideal applicant will have some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. All of these traits must be clearly and thoroughly identified and described in your cover letter and applicant profile. Be specific in your descriptions; it is not sufficient to simply state that you have the desired knowledge or experience. If you don’t have experience with one or more of the traits listed below, simply say so.

Knowledge of the principals of engineering design and construction as they pertain to water, wastewater and solid waste systems;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management;

Ability to interpret state and federal statutes, regulations, policies and procedures;

Working knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to water and wastewater, including the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act and corresponding state regulations;

Proven ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands;

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, customers, and individuals from other state or federal organizations.

The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including making presentations and writing reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from a postsecondary institution accredited by ABET.

Or:
A bachelor’s degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from a postsecondary institution not accredited by ABET.

AND

An Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) certificate issued by a state or the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors; or verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination.

Special Note:
An applicant who will obtain within nine months a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by ABET, with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying, will qualify to apply. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon completion of the degree requirement within nine months, and may begin work AFTER obtaining and showing proof of the required degree.

Engineering-In-Training or Flex Engineering Assistant I/Engineering Assistant II positions will be identified by the employing department.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INFORMATION:
RESIDENT REQUIREMENT

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. If you are not sure if you qualify for Residency Status, please contact the Workplace Alaska Hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907)465-4095.

REQUIRED INFORMATION

In order for your application to be considered complete, please attach the following items:

Cover Letter

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COVER LETTER

A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight the traits listed above. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

EDUCATION

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position.

WORK EXPERIENCE

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to [email protected]. For applicant password assistance please visit: www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at :

Carrie Bohan

Phone # (907) 465-5143

Email: [email protected]


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