Engineer VI

Recruitment #051016-MFBC06-400400

Opening Date


Closing Date

11/8/2016 11:59:00 PM

Type of Recruitment

Open Competitive


Yearly: $76,324.00/Min - $101,765.00/Mid

Pay Grade


Shift Hours

8am - 4:30pm

Employment Type

Actual Vacancy

Employment Term



DNREC/Office of Env. Protection/Air Quality


GRANTHAM LANE: (715 Grantham Lane, New Castle, DE, 19720)


Contact Name

DNREC Human Resources

Contact Phone


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Summary Statement

The position will perform the following independently: conduct and review dispersion and photochemical modeling in support of the Division's criteria pollutant and air toxics objectives and evaluate model performance; analyze potential air pollution control strategies for inclusion in Delaware regulations; review all modeling protocols pertaining to NAAQS/PSD, criteria pollutants, and special studies; prepare technical reports and presentations that convey the results of modeling to management, the general public, and scientific experts.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. One year experience using Air Quality Photochemical modeling software including WRF, SMOKE, CMAQ, and CAMx, and experience running Air Quality Dispersion models such as AERMET/AERMOD, and CALMET/CALPUFF.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • -  Drafts, develops and modifies engineering designs, plans and specifications.
  • -  Reviews permit applications, blueprints and/or designs prepared by others to ensure compliance with specifications and regulations.
  • -  Applies the principles and theories of science and mathematics to research and develop solutions to technical problems.
  • -  Plans and conducts field studies, surveys, research and development projects, inspections and/or investigations to collect data and ensure conformance to state/federal laws and regulations.
  • -  Tests or evaluates materials, equipment, systems and facilities.
  • -  Plans and coordinates engineering projects.
  • -  Reviews, analyzes and reports on the status of projects and/or regulatory conformance.
  • -  Develops cost estimates for project time and materials.
  • -  Provides technical guidance and training to technical staff.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. 1.  Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
  2. 2.  Regionally or nationally recognized as a specialist in a specialty or scientific  prominence/recognition such as publications in scientific and trade journals.
  3. 3.  At least five years experience in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial or  Mechanical Engineering.
  4. 4.  Three years experience in engineering project management, which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the status of engineering projects.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.