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Engineer I – II (Pavement Condition Engineer) ($2,500 hiring incentive)

By May 3, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Pierre, SD
  • June 30, 2022

Dept. of Transportation

*** $2,500 Hiring Incentive ***
Current Department of Transportation Employees do NOT qualify for Hiring Incentive


Job ID: 18883
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Planning & Engineering / Inventory Management
Location: Pierre
Salary: $27.05 – $31.48 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 – E2
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit https://dot.sd.gov/.

This position will perform structural pavement analysis and oversee reporting of pavement condition data. Duties include, but are not limited to, analyzing Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) data to obtain pavement structure characteristics, updating state highway inventory systems, and assisting in the processing, reporting, and delivery of pavement condition data collected by the SDDOT’s inertial profiler.

This position is in an office setting, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, with occasional overnight travel.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants with a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or related engineering field will be considered.

Knowledge of:

transportation systems;
theories, principles, and practices of engineering;
engineering properties of materials and surfacing types;
pavement management and design;
Excel, Word, and other Microsoft products;
basic familiarity with ArcMap or other GIS applications.

Skill to:

perform structural pavement analysis on projects identified in Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP);
analyze asphalt pavement for load limit determinations and requested airport runways;
conduct analysis and prepare technical reports;
interpret highway construction plans for inclusion in inventory system;
develop and assign field testing and inventory schedules;
prepare accurate and timely highway system information.

Ability to:

read and interpret engineering plans and specifications;
organize, analyze, and evaluate available information and draw reasonable conclusions;
serve as a team leader;
communicate effectively;
use specialty engineering software.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume to your application.

Join the South Dakota Department of Transportation! View more about this opportunity here: https://youtu.be/WdCQix5wB8A.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=HHR
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

To apply for this job email your details to kimberly.smith@state.sd.us

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