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Job Title: Engineering Associate      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189394
Agency:Kansas Dept of Agriculture
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

This position will remain posted until filled.

The duties of this position include professionally supervised engineering work involving specialized aspects of water resources engineering. The work involves independent complex detailed reviews of engineering plans, specifications, and reports; conducting inspections; and reviewing emergency action plans, breach analyses, and inundation maps.  The work also includes compiling engineering data, database maintenance and file organization, field inspection of completed projects, resolution of conflicts, and communication with landowners, contractors and other engineers. Report writing and documentation of work is also required. Work requires moderate independent decision-making.

Review and process permit applications for water structures and dam projects.  Prepare and send Environmental Coordination Act notices to other agencies.  Review construction plans and supporting calculations for compliance with statutes, regulations and acceptable engineering practice.  Work with permit applicants and designers to resolve concerns.  When the permit review is complete, summarize and prepare final documents for approval by the team leader, program manager or chief engineer.

Complete hydraulic analyses of existing water structures and dams as assigned, to verify the current hazard classification.  Review periodic safety inspection reports as assigned, to verify that the inspection is complete and to assess findings.  Provide recommendations and notify the structure owner as needed. Conduct onsite inspections of dams to verify compliance with construction documents and regulatory requirements.  Inspect dams during construction as outlined in regulations.  Inspect core trench compaction, spillway pipe installation, embankment backfill, and final dimensions.  Work with contractors and other engineers to resolve concerns.  Document observations and manage records for future reference.  Inspect existing dams as needed to enforce periodic dam safety inspection requirements.  Prepare summary reports and outline recommended maintenance or modifications requirements.  Continue to communicate with dam owners as needed.

Provide information and technical assistance to owners, designers and the public related to dams, stream obstructions, channel changes, floodplain fills, and levees and the associated statutes and regulations.

Salary: $52,191.00/Yearly


Bachelor of Science in Engineering and an Engineering in Training or Fundamental of Engineering Certificate. Experience in engineering hydraulics, hydrology and soil mechanics is strongly preferred and a valid KS Driver's License.

The application process has 3 STEPS:

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form and submit to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.  If you prefer to mail your application, please send to: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Human Resources, Attention: Kelsey Senn, 1320 Research Park Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Kelsey Senn at mail to: . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at: .A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:

Name: Ke

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Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Hourly   

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