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ENGINEER

Date:  Sep 16, 2021
Req ID:  12032
Location: 

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72118

Category:  DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $50,222

Position Number: 22091270 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: November 5, 2021 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222 

Office of Energy 

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: B042C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

Summary

The Engineer is responsible for overseeing and conducting engineering studies, developing design drawings and/or specifications, and performing related administrative duties. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Inspects sites to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations during all phases of construction and/or inspects existing facilities for fire and safety code compliance and proper equipment operation. Completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Inspects sites in response to complaints and to verify compliance with plans, specifications, and state and federal regulations for code compliance and completes reports of findings and takes necessary action to correct deficiencies. Designs, drafts, and/or reviews plans of proposed projects, and reviews engineering reports, plans, and specifications for compliance with all regulations and guidelines. Consults with public officials, consulting engineers, and architects, concerning design recommendations and/or design modifications for projects. Gathers data and researches technical information for monthly reports and for various studies. Prepares written inspection reports. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Must be able to work outdoors and on construction sites, if applicable to the educational specialty. May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering relating to the work performed. Knowledge of construction plans and designs. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the field of engineering. Ability to inspect plans and/or structures to determine compliance with regulations. Ability to prepare and present technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to design and draft construction plans and write specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering, or a related field.  Licensure may be required if not working under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

Job Duties 

  • Provide oversight for Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) energy codes program and state buildings efficiency program
  • Effectively communicate with private stakeholders and public administrators to administer AEO’s energy codes program and state buildings efficiency program
  • Work with AEO’s policy team to direct the office’s programming initiatives and legislative mandates
  • Assist with long-term strategic and budget planning
  • Engage with relevant energy efficiency and renewable energy dockets at the Arkansas Public Service Commission

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary education or experience in building science, engineering, or advanced energy technologies
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to build consensus between multiple groups of stakeholders, including industry professionals and public officials 
  • Ability to quickly understand and respond to the needs of program partners
  • Ability to act as subject matter expert and lead manager for agency directives
  • Familiarity with state energy policy and building efficiency standards

 

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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