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Environmental Engineer

Trenton, New Jersey, United States
June 07, 2019


TITLE: Environmental Engineer Trainee SALARY: $55,740.63 (Non-negotiable)

OPENING DATE: May 29, 2019 CLOSING DATE: June 12, 2019

EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1) WORKWEEK: NE (35-hour) Workweek

PROGRAM/LOCATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Climate and Flood Resilience Program 501 East State Street, 1st Floor

Trenton, NJ 08625

SCOPE OF ELIGIBILITY: Open to candidates who meet the above requirements.

DESCRIPTION: Under close supervision of a supervisory official in an Environmental Engineering Program in a State Department Agency, or Local Government Agency, learns to conduct routine surveys, studies, inspections, and/or investigations relating to the improvement and/or monitoring of environmental conditions, review of engineering plans, and/or enforcement of environmental laws/regulations; does other related duties as required.

SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION: The Bureau of Flood Control works closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the creation and review of flood insurance studies and corresponds with municipal, county and FEMA officials and assists in the maintenance and distribution of State maps and hydraulic modeling to the public. In addition to floodplain management responsibilities, the person will oversee State responsibilities and interests with various United States Army Corps of Engineers and State flood control projects. The selected candidate will also be required to attend meetings, perform field inspections and undertake cross training responsibilities with the Dam Safety Unit.


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental, Ocean, Coastal, Bio-Resource, Sanitary, Industrial, Agricultural or Mining Engineering, or other field of engineering related to the environment. NOTE: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Failure to comply this requirement may result in eligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESIDENCY: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act”.

AUTHORIZATION TO WORK: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Regulations. NOTE: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.


Interviews will be granted solely based on the cover letter, resume and credentials submitted in response to this notice. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of their transcripts at time of interview. Selected candidate shall not be serving a working test period at the time of the appointment. Please include the posting number in the subject of the e-mail when submitting your credentials.

If you have established Veteran’s Preference with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, please submit proof of this along with your resume.


Abbie Tang-Smith

Climate and Flood Resilience Program

PO Box 420; Mail Code 501-01A

Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

E-mail Address:

Fax Number: (609) 984-1908

POSTING AUTHORIZED BY: Phiroza Stoneback, Manager

Division of Human Resources

Accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer