Environmental Protection Engineer I
Under the direct supervision of the Industrial Unit Manager in the Permit Section of the Division of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water, assists higher level staff to gain knowledge and training in performing a variety of routine engineering functions as necessary to support non-municipal wastewater permitting processes; review of permit applications for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for a variety non-municipal facilities such as industrial facilities, coal mines, non-coal mines, and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's); the State construction and operating permit program for operations such as industrial treatment or pretreatment, land application of sludge, spray irrigation, and Subtitle D mine permits; review and issuance of 401 water quality certifications and related Lake Michigan determinations; agricultural chemical facility endorsements; industrial treatment plant operator certification; property tax certifications. Travel in performance of duties.
Education and Experience: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with a bachelor's degree in an engineering science. Typically, the subject matter would involve the type of course work associated with environmental (sanitary, hydraulic, hydrology, and air pollution specialties), civil (sanitary, hydraulic, and hydrology specialties), general, industrial, mechanical, chemical, public health, electronic, acoustical or aeronautical engineering or engineering mechanics or a closely related engineering specialty. Prefers a bachelor's degree in environmental, civil, mechanical, or chemical engineering.
Desirable Requirements: Ability to prepare complete and accurate permits, correspondence, and engineering review notes; ability to establish and maintain oral communication and working relationships with municipal officials, facility operators and owner, plant managers or their representatives, other State and Federal Agencies and the public.
Specific Job Requirements: Requires a valid driver's license and the ability to travel. Ability to utilize da personal computer with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access Software.