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Environmental Engineer I

  • Environmental Engineer I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level engineering work in the application of environmental engineering for the protection of the public health, safety and the environment.

An employee in this class makes routine field surveys, investigations, and engineering calculations in the application of environmental engineering. Work of this class normally involves training for the full professional level of engineering work in the Department of Natural Resources. The employee works under close technical supervision, and receives work assignments from a designated superior.

Job Duties

Under close supervision in the Central Office or in a regional office or other facility, participates in the engineering review of the hydraulics and details of water supply systems and plants, industrial and domestic waste treatment systems, solid and hazardous waste management systems, air pollution control systems, dams and reservoirs, etc.; assists in gathering and interpreting data as to pollution, contamination, and construction and design features; assists in reviewing engineering plans and specifications for sewage and industrial waste treatment plants, water supply systems, solid and hazardous waste disposal facilities, air pollution control systems, and dams and reservoirs for compliance with approved standards.

Confers with officials, owners and operators of plants and establishments with regard to laws, regulations, and engineering requirements of the Division of Environmental Quality and/or Department of Natural Resources.

Collects samples of water and waste for bacteriological, chemical or biological analysis.

Examines and prepares charts, tables and maps for the interpretation of engineering data, and prepares reports of findings and analyses.

Prepares papers and lectures on subjects relating to the environment and/or dam safety.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in engineering, with the curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). Applicants who do not possess education from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. program of engineering but who submit one of the following proofs will be accepted.

1. Proof of acceptance for part one of the examination for registration as a professional engineer in Missouri.

2. Proof of Engineer-in-Training certification in Missouri.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering.

Working knowledge of the chemistry, bacteriology and physical properties of ambient air, water, sewage and liquid waste, and of modern engineering practices in the fields of water supply and purification, sewage and sewage treatment, treatment of industrial waste, solid and hazardous waste management and/or air pollution control.

Ability to make computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles.

Ability to make investigations, interpret regulations and policies and to consult with and advise plant owners, operators, officials, etc. on construction and design of installation.

Ability to prepare engineering reports and to prepare papers and lectures in the promotion of environmental control.

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