In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document upon hire. KDHE participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Professional Environmental Engineer (K0238516) in the Bureau of Environmental Field Services This position would be responsible for reviewing and approval of plan specifications for the construction or modification of devices, facilities and systems related to agricultural waste management. Conduct reviews of permit applications for livestock waste management systems. Applications shall be assessed for conformance with the applicable Design Standards for Confined Feeding Facilities, Livestock Waste Management (LWM) program guidance, and state and federal statutes and regulations. An application can include but would not be limited to the following plans: engineering plans and specifications, engineering design reports, KDHE Waste Management Plan, Manure Management Plan, Odor Control Plan, Dead Animal Handling Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Operation and Maintenance Plan, Closure Plan, and Closure Cost Estimates. Review requires coordination with KDHE district staff, LWM section staff, consultants, engineers, facility owners and other interested parties. The review also requires the utilization of informational sources such as well databases, design standards, regional reports such as soil surveys, geologic reports, etc.; research papers, county environmental staff, water supply data and reports, etc. As needed, make onsite visits to livestock waste management facilities in order to obtain additional information needed complete review. Responsible for drafting each permit or Certificate of Compliance.
A complete position description can be emailed upon request.
Minimum Requirements: Professional engineering license recognized by the Kansas Board of Technical Professions.
Valid Driver's License - Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
Professional Engineer - Incumbent is required to maintain a professional engineering license while in the position.
Preferred Criteria: •Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental or Civil Engineering •Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access •Proofreading, editing, attention to detail •Ability to prioritize work •Experience or exposure to agricultural or livestock management activities •Experience in the design and/or review of livestock waste management systems
Salary: $2,558.40 Biweekly; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY: The application process has 3 STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data) (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
STEP 3: Email these additional documents to email@example.com Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
•Resume •Cover Letter •Copies of Official transcripts if a degree is required or preferred •Copy of Professional License or Certification if required or preferred •Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant (even non-residents) 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 http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.
What To Expect Next: After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KDHE encourages applications from all persons. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 785-296-1539 if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing and any other aspect of the employment process. EOE
The mission of KDHE is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.
Internal Number: K0238516
About Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Our agency head is Secretary Jeff Andersen, who was appointed by Gov. Brownback in Jan 2018. We are made up for three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health care finance (which includes KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof. This allows us to take a holistic approach to the health and well-being of all Kansans.