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Senior Environmental Engineer - Military veterans preferred

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Sacramento, CA

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$8,708 - $13,062 per month excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement
University Enterprises, Inc. at Sac State is seeking a Senior Environmental Engineer for the Office of Water Programs.\u00a0 F/T, benefited position.
Open until filled with a Priority Review Deadline of 4/6/2018.
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Job Title
Senior Environmental Engineer \u2013 Training Program

Worksite City
Sacramento, California

Advertised Salary Range
$8,708 - $13,062


Length of Appointment

Hours per week
Regular (full-time) Employee \u2013 40 hours per week (Benefited)


Broad Scope and Function

The Environmental Engineer (Engineer) is a key contributor to the development, improvement, and promotion of the training curriculum at the Office of Water Programs. This individual is responsible for assessing training needs in the profession, providing technical input for new training courses and programs, and for updating existing course curricula. The Engineer works closely with and provides consultation to the\u00a0OWP\u00a0Training group, consisting of the technical editors, IT, and customer service groups. This individual is also responsible for collaborating with content contributors and integrating their work into\u00a0OWP\u00a0training materials. Engagement in professional organizations is expected as part of promotion and networking for the training program. The Engineer works closely with the Director of Office of Water Programs or his designee in promoting, planning, organizing, responding to technical inquiries, and representing\u00a0OWP\u00a0at meetings and conferences.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports directly to and receives general direction from the Director of the Office of Water Programs or his designee.

Conditions of Employment

OPEN\u00a0UNTIL\u00a0FILLED\u00a0with a priority review deadline of Friday, April 6, 2018.
This is a full-time, exempt from overtime, benefited position, covered under the California Public Employees\u2019 Retirement System. Continued employment in this position is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Work Schedule

Minimum Qualifications

1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering.
2. Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in water and/or wastewater treatment operation or design.
3. Professional engineering license in a relevant field.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
5. Excellent written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to write, review, and edit technical reports and documents.
6. Excellent oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to present information in conferences and meetings.
7. Demonstrated experience in managing and successfully completing projects.
8. Must be legally eligible to drive in California and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises, Inc. insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards.
9. Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Professional operator license for water or wastewater treatment.
2. Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze environmental laws and regulations.
3. Experience in producing training materials.
4. Experience in planning and/or delivering training courses to adult learners.
5. Experience with online/digital training technologies.
6. Demonstrated ability to respond to request for proposals (RFPs) and assemble a team to complete projects.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods of time; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers; telephones; calculators; copy machines; fax machines; modems, scanners, and printers. Site visits require ability to move around treatment plant and industrial settings, including walking and climbing stairs.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment; with continuous contact with staff, campus community, the public, and government agencies; requires travel to project sites for meetings, conferences, and facility tours which are typically outside.

Project Description

The Office of Water Programs (OWP) develops training programs and publishes manuals for operators of water treatment plants, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and treatment and reclamation facilities for municipal and industrial wastewater.\u00a0OWP\u00a0also offers training programs and materials for pretreatment facility inspectors, environmental compliance inspectors, and utility managers. All training is offered as distance learning, using correspondence, video, or computer-based/online delivery modes.\u00a0OWP\u00a0materials are used for both state test preparation and continuing education units and contact hours for operators.

Job Duties

Job Duty

01. Content expert \u2013 The Engineer writes new materials and updates OWP\u2019s training manuals. Collaborates with external content experts in preparing and reviewing materials.

Job Duty

02. Currency of operator training manuals \u2013 The Engineer ensures operator training materials are current by comparing their content with information gathered through reviewing the appropriate technical and professional literature; attending and presenting at conferences; and participating in technical and professional committees.

Job Duty

03. Training needs for operators \u2013 The Engineer identifies operator training needs by participating in technical conferences and reviewing training needs with conference attendees; visiting water and wastewater treatment facilities to review training needs with operators and supervisors, maintaining contacts with\u00a0EPA\u00a0and state/province training certification officials; and conducting task analyses to develop training need-to-know criteria.

Job Duty

04. Promotion and visibility of the training program \u2013 The Engineer promotes the training program by attending regional and national conferences; maintaining contacts with\u00a0EPA\u00a0and state/province training certification officials to make their agencies aware of OWP\u2019s training programs; and working on professional committees to gain contacts and promote programs. Presents papers and keynote speeches and serves on panel discussions informing people of current and future advances in our training programs.

Job Duty

05. Collaboration with OWP\u2019s Team \u2013 The Engineer will be part of the development and production team within\u00a0OWP. Collaborates with the technical editors, graphic designers, and the\u00a0OWP\u00a0IT and customer service groups to accomplish production and delivery of training programs.

Job Duty

06. Collaborate with external entities \u2013 The Engineer collaborates with external content experts, training providers, state certification professionals, and other relevant groups to identify training needs, develop new materials, evaluate training delivery modes, assess effectiveness of\u00a0OWP\u00a0training programs, and incorporate\u00a0OWP\u00a0training materials into the training programs of others.

Job Duty

07. Other duties \u2013 The Engineer provides support as needed in assisting the Director in day-to-day operations such as responding to written and telephone requests for explanations of the materials in the training manuals and courses. Works with other university entities such as College of Continuing Education (CCE) and University Enterprises Inc. (UEI) as needed.

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

If you do not include both a cover letter and resume with your application, your application materials will not be considered. Please include your employment history in the \u201cEmployment Experience\u201d section of your application in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter.

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