APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Staff Associate Engineers perform professional engineering assignments not requiring licensure by the State Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This position is located within the Division of Environmental Protection, Carson City. The incumbent will lead or assist in the onsite inspection, compliance with and enforcement of Nevada's Chemical Accident Prevention Program at facilities subject to Nevada's Regulation of Highly Hazardous Substances and Explosives. The incumbent will also review new process permitting documentation including site plans, plat plans, specifications, diagrams, hazard assessments and process hazard analysis.
Compliance evaluations include review of records and documentation as well as performing physical plant walk downs in various indoor and outdoor environments at facilities processing highly hazardous substances. During site inspections the incumbent will be required to follow site specific safety requirements and interface professionally with facility staff and coworkers. Reports of findings and conclusions are required at the completion of each inspection.
The purpose of the Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) for the state of Nevada is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents and employees of Nevada from the effects of the improper handling of hazardous chemicals or explosives; to protect the natural resources of Nevada by preventing and mitigating accidental or unexpected releases of hazardous chemicals into the environment.
The State of Nevada offers an excellent benefits package that includes health and excellent dental insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual leave per year and 15 days of sick leave per year, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! The position is approximately 50% office work and 50% field work. Field work will include day travel to facilities in Northern Nevada and occasional overnight travel to facilities in Southern Nevada. Overnight (typically Tuesday - Thursday) travel is approximately 25% but may reach up to 50% at times for initial training and development.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or closely related engineering field and two years of professional engineering experience; OR Certification by the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as an Engineer Intern, and two years of professional engineering experience in civil engineering or closely related engineering field; OR two years of experience as a Staff I, Associate Engineer or Supervisor I, Associate Engineer in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Employees in this class who are not registered professional engineers may not represent themselves as such to other persons or entities.
Willingness to travel to remote locations throughout the State, often with overnight stays.
A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
This position requires experience in chemical or mechanical engineering.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.