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Engineer I – II (Stormwater 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: 18723
Agency: Department of Transportation; Division of Planning and Engineering
Salary: $27.05 – $31.48; depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 – E2
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit http://www.dot.sd.gov/.

This position is responsible for the SDDOT Storm Water Program and collaborating with the Environmental Engineer on the development and completion of the activities integral to the environmental program. Incumbent will provide technical assistance and provide insights that contribute to the planning/engineering process and aid in the construction review to ensure conformance of environmental and regulatory standards, particularly storm water requirements. This position will also conduct environmental reviews and coordinate project documentation essential to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project development process and assuring compliance with NEPA is maintained during construction.

Work activity will predominantly be an office environment with occasions in an outdoor environment; and outdoor work involves working in all weather conditions and around traffic.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A bachelor’s of science degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering field plus 1-3 years of progressive education, training, and experience. Experience in storm water management with knowledge of federal and state requirements and regulations is preferred. Prior experience with the NEPA project development process in transportation decision making is a plus.

Knowledge of:

regulatory and non-regulatory permitting compliance with emphasis on the Clean Water Act;
engineering and scientific principles, practices, and methods as applicable to storm water as well as erosion and sediment controls;
compiling and presenting strategies across multiple engineering and scientific disciplines;
preparation of environmental documents including Categorical Exclusions, Section 4(f) assessments, and storm water permits that assess the impacts of transportation projects on the environment;
highway design, construction plans assembly, and construction standards and specifications.

Skill to:

access, operate, and maintain various software applications (i.e. Microsoft-based software, Microstation, and ArcGIS);
read and interpret construction plans, right-of-way plats, and regulatory guidance documents;
provide technical information and interpretation to the general public, permitting agencies, consultants, contractors, and other SDDOT staff;
prepare concise requirements to regulatory permit documents.

Ability to:

work independently on several concurrent projects and participate in the entire design process;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, management, contractors, consultants, and the general public;
formulate and solve advanced problems related to water resources issues and best management practice design;
effectively communicate information both verbally and in writing;
research, analyze, and present technical performance and project measures into permit applications;
demonstrate self-confidence and take action when needed.

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=HAC
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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