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at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/26/2020
Job Reference #: 1720568

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Supplemental Information

JOB NUMBER: EI2-4/18/17-33-CTS

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment.  Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041.  The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.  DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Rebecca Rizzutto
Education Outreach Program Manager
(225) 767-9187


Possession of a current Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate plus one year of professional engineering experience.
A master's degree or Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for the one year of required experience.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted from persons who possess a current Engineer Intern Certificate in states other than Louisiana. However, the applicant will be required to obtain a Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all requirements are met.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To apply scholastic theory and basic engineering skills to a variety of tasks involving standard procedures and practices in the field, office, or laboratory in order to acquire practical experience for licensure.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direct from a higher level engineer.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional supervision may be exercised over Engineering Technicians.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Engineer Intern 1 by the size and scope of assigned work, and greater independence.

Differs from Engineer 3 by the absence of a license to practice professional engineering, the close supervision received, and the size and scope of work assigned (measured by the complexity, diversity and budget of projects and programs).

Differs from Engineer Technicians by responsibility for approving drawings, plans, construction estimates, and payment invoices as well as the ability to perform a broader range of engineering principles.

Examples of Work

Perform moderately difficult technical work in designing bridges, roads, docks, and other structures, including electrical and mechanical features under direction but not immediate supervision of a professional engineer.

Serve as principal assistant to a Project Engineer.

Perform the more complex engineering reviews of construction jobs in progress and checks for adequacy of supervision given by contractors and architects, materials used, and proper installation and operation of equipment.

Performs moderately complex engineering production tests of oil and gas wells to determine compliance; maintains field surveillance and supervision over production from assigned wells; makes completion and production potential tests.

Perform the more complex investigations of swimming pools and natural boating areas, water supply systems, waste water systems including domestic, agricultural and industrial, sanitary landfills and air pollution monitoring, and abatement devices for compliance with established standards.

Perform the more complex engineering reviews of construction jobs in progress and checks for adequacy of supervision given by contractors and architects, materials used, and proper installation and operation of equipment.

Reviews plans and specifications for conformance with the State Sanitary Code and sound sanitary engineering principles of all new construction or major alterations to all institutions (i.e. schools, hospitals, nursing homes, jails, mortuaries, etc.) and to all swimming pools used by groups of people (whether public or private).

Reviews plans and specifications for all water supply and sewage treatment systems (except private ones) and, under more specific supervision, for facilities connected to the more complex public systems.

Accomplish the engineering review of the quality, quantity, and availability of lighting in school classrooms and related educational facilities.

Assist a professional engineer in an advanced training capacity in the analysis and design of a variety of engineering structures and systems.

Design bridges, roadways, or public works structures, or electrical, mechanical, or traffic systems.

Prepares specifications and cost estimates.

Perform design and data analysis, structural rating evaluations, hydraulic analysis, and capacity analysis.

Reviews and checks plans and specifications submitted by consultant engineers and by district office engineering personnel.

Review submittals for item substitutions during construction process.