Summer Engineering Intern

Kansas Department Of Administration Shawnee , KS 66203

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

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.

Summer Engineering Intern (K0239548) in the Bureau of Water

  • Multiple Positions Available*

The Municipal Section Engineering Intern:

This role would review and comment for approval sewer extension design specification. Develop complex spreadsheets to review and research raw water quality data.

The Industrial Section Engineering Intern:

This role would review and comment on wastewater and storm water draft NPDES permits applications. Possibly assist in site visits to confirm draft NPDES applications information.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma, current/ active college student pursuing an engineering degree.

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.

Preferred Criteria:

  • High school diploma/ GED

  • some engineering courses completed

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail

  • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations

  • Natural Science Knowledge related to environmental control or natural resources

  • Knowledge of understanding and reviewing design specification and plans

  • Technical Skills

  • E-mail, Microsoft Suite, ArcMap, GIS
  • Knowledge of principles of Water Quality, Non-Point/ Point Source Pollution

  • Presentation/ Public speaking experience

  • Experience with written communication/publications

  • Interest in water quality, natural resources and/or environmental studies


$14.00-16.00 hourly; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.


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 Health and Environment

STEP 3: Email these additional documents to 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 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:

KDHE Office of Personnel Services

ATTN: Recruiter
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 580

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-4486

Fax: 785-559-4271


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 Veterans' Preference for additional 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.

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