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Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  1421





Pay Grade: GRADE 40 

Salary Range: $63,746.64 - $95,672.16

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 



Phone:  775 888-7911 




Position Description

Licensed Professional Engineers provide professional services involving the application of engineering principles and data, or activities in connection with public or private utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment or projects impacting the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property.


This position is located within the Materials Division in Carson City. Incumbent will perform geotechnical analysis and provide design/construction recommendations for foundations supporting all types of transportation facilities including bridges, buildings, and retaining walls; conduct field explorations and inspections; conduct seismic surveys; perform stability analysis for rock and soil cut slopes, rock falls, and landslides; provide design/construction recommendations for revetments, subsurface trench drains, and roadway subgrade support; and perform stability and settlement analysis for embankments. This position prepares geotechnical reports and design memoranda; reviews construction project plans, specifications, and cost estimates; manages outside consultants' geotechnical work; attends meetings; conducts construction inspections; provides technical assistance during construction projects; and provides support in disputing contractors' claims.


Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

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Special Requirements

Registration as a Professional Engineer is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • "Current Licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.E.)"


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to review and approve the work of others
Ability to perform advanced engineering calculations.
Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
Detailed knowledge of practical application of calculus, algebra, geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, logarithms, scientific notation and statistics.
Working knowledge of the principles of engineering design.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees, management, outside entities and the public.
Working knowledge of computer software programs related to engineering.
Ability to adapt to changes in workload and adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate.
Ability to make sound engineering judgments and decisions.
Ability to write technical and accurate engineering reports.
Ability to operate a personal computer and engineering software.
Ability to analyze information to define a problem, identify relevant concerns or factors, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications.
Detailed knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
Ability to interpret construction drawings, contract documents, technical specifications and test results.
Ability to complete workload within established time frames.
Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of the job responsibilities.


This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno