New job Engineering Assistant I/II/III (PCN 1683 & 0202) in Alaska | 2021

Engineering Assistant I/II/III (PCN 1683 & 0202)

Company : State of Alaska
Salary : $29.28 an hour
Location : Alaska

Full Description

RECRUITMENT EXPANSION NOTICE
The scope of recruitment for this vacancy has been expanded to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied for this position there is no need to reapply.

ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY!

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Northern Region Design and Engineering Services is looking for a Engineering Assistant I/II/III to help us
Keep Alaska Moving!

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' mission is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure”. Our team prides itself on working collaboratively with remote communities to deliver quality service and improve Alaska’s transportation infrastructure. We are the key part of developing projects from concept level to complete and biddable projects. We translate community needs into feasible projects, which we then have the opportunity to design, improving the lives of our fellow Alaskans.

This position works primarily in our McKinley building offices in Fairbanks, located off Peger Road and Picket Place. Our office is made up of professionals who work closely together, and is conveniently within a short distance to restaurants, medical facilities, and shopping. While a majority of the work will be done in the office, frequent travel to remote communities off the highway system will get you out of the office and into the great outdoors. We are transitioning to our workforce becoming more mobile, which means we are committed to working with our employees to support teleworking possibilities during the pandemic and beyond on, at least a part time basis.

We are committed to individual growth, so this position has been created with a clear promotional career path built in so you can develop your skills in the engineering field while working on the variety of projects so you have plenty of opportunities to excel. You will have the opportunity to work as a member of a diverse and supportive team with a record of high performance. In addition, members of our rural transportation team have the opportunity to travel all over the state and see firsthand what the impacts of their airport and local road projects have on the communities we serve.

In this position, you will be responsible for the development of highway and airport projects. Your duties will include advancing a project from conception through to a constructed project by working with communities to confirm project needs, provide design input for environmental documents and permits, prepare bid ready plans and specifications, and assist with design questions during construction. We have built this position with a clear career progression in mind that can be achieved through training, mentorship, and by meeting ongoing professional challenges. This position is flexibly staffed to allow career progression for an entry-level engineer to earn experience and develop into a lead civil designer.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates the following Competencies:
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team working environment, using strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS
  • Experience designing and developing capital improvement projects, with emphasis in knowledge of FAA standards, AASHTO standards and DOT&PF procedures for airport and highway design.
  • Knowledge and application of National Environmental Policy Act requirements and permitting with respect to capital improvement projects
  • Experience procuring and managing consultant contracts.

If you don’t already have these experiences or knowledge, this position will afford you opportunities to gain them.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies within our design team.

Minimum Qualifications

Engineering Assistant I
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.

Engineering Assistant II
Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from an institution accredited by ABET.
AND
One year of entry level engineering, architectural or land surveying experience as an Engineering Assistant I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Or:
A bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from an 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.
AND
One year of entry level engineering, architectural or land surveying experience as an Engineering Assistant I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Or:
Five years of progressively responsible subprofessional engineering experience of which two years was as a Journey level Engineering Technician or Drafting Technician III with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.

Substitution:
Graduate study in engineering and/or architecture may be substituted for the required experience as an Engineering Assistant I. (2 semester/3 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

Special Note:
The employing department will identify Engineering-In-Training (EIT) positions.
Transcripts which indicate the credit hours earned for the specific coursework may be requested at the time of interview or prior.

Engineering Assistant III
Bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from an institution accredited by ABET.
AND
Two years of engineering, architectural or land surveying experience of which one year was at the working or intermediate trainee level. The specific experience includes such work as an Engineering Assistant II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Or:
A bachelor's degree with a major in a branch of engineering from an institution not accredited by ABET.
AND
An Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate issued by a state or the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors; or verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
AND
Two years of engineering, architectural or land surveying experience of which one year was at the working or intermediate trainee level. The specific experience includes such work as an Engineering Assistant II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.

Substitutions:
Four years of any combination of ABET accredited postsecondary education in engineering, architecture, or land surveying (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) and/or engineering, architectural or land surveying experience may substitute for the required degree.

Graduate study in engineering or architecture may be substituted for the required experience (2 semester/3 quarter hours equal one month).

Additional Required Information

**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
Please be sure to check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

COVER LETTER
This position requires that applicants provide a professional cover letter with their applications. Please, in business format, detail your experience, training and/or education that support how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for this position as well as the position-specific competencies listed above. Your cover letter and applicant profile will be considered as writing samples. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter may not be considered for an interview.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED
This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the Engineering Assistant I, II, or III level depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. Please respond to all of the minimum qualification questions.

SALARY INFORMATION
Base salary for:
  • Engineering Assistant I ….. $29.28/Hour
  • Engineering Assistant II …. $33.74/Hour
  • Engineering Assistant III … $38.58/Hour

WORK EXPERIENCE
Applications and resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.

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.

RECRUITMENT NOTICE
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 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 (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 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.

Workplace Alaska NOTICE
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to apply using a hardcopy (paper) application, please follow the instructions on the Workplace Alaska website "How to Apply."

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095.

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Contact Information

Chris Johnston, P.E.
Engineering Manager
Phone: 907-451-2322
chris.johnston@alaska.gov


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information
Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information


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