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Engineer Intern I

Recruitment #130207-S10A-01


This position is located in the Air Quality Division, Oklahoma City office.  Travel is required.

Special Requirement:  This position requires walking long distances, walking a variety of terrain, climbing ladders or stairs, and carrying up to 50 lbs. of equipment.

Major Job Duties:   Become familiar with OAC 252:2, OAC 252:100, The Oklahoma Clean Air Act, applicable federal rules and regulations, and division and agency administrative procedures. Use basic engineering principles and techniques to review all assigned permit applications and in a timely manner issue permits and applicability determinations consistent with State and Federal rules and regulations. Perform inspections of facility equipment for compliance in the issuance of operating permits.  Inspections may require climbing ladders and/or stacks or working in close proximity to industrial equipment. Maintain accurate and timely records in the Division database for all site visits for compliance inspections and performance test, stack test, and RATA observations. As directed by the Permit Unit Engineering Manager and/or Chief Engineer, plan and implement special assignments/projects which support the mission of the Permit Section. Successfully complete training courses as assigned by the supervising Engineering Manager or Chief Engineer. Support data/record management through the use of databases and agency software.


Current permanent classified employees of the State of Oklahoma or former employees who are eligible for reinstatement to Oklahoma's classified service wishing to be considered  for this position should submit the OPM-4B with cover letter specifying the title of position as shown above, employee ID, email, daytime phone, mailing address, current job classification, and class code directly to the agency.  Submit by email:; fax: 405-702-0121; or mail: ODEQ, Attn: Bridgett Griffin, P.O. Box 1677, 707 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73101-1677. Phone: 405-702-1044. For more information about the DEQ, visit


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to state agencies, consultants, and the public.  Incumbents accomplish this by performing engineering tasks and by reviewing and evaluating the work of consultants, contractors and facility operators, under the supervision of a professional engineer.


The Engineer Intern job family has five levels that are distinguished based on the complexity of the engineering assignment and the level of expertise required by a specific position.

Level I:    
This is the Engineer-in-Training level where incumbents will initially perform a variety of routine engineering tasks in a training status under close supervision.  Incumbents will perform basic engineering tasks such as the review of less complex plans, performance of basic engineering calculations, the writing of permits, the performance of computer modeling, and the inspection of parts of an engineering project.


Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a college or university which is recognized by the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology or a bachelor’s degree in construction management with (heavy) or civil option.


Persons with out of state registration as an Engineer Intern must transfer their registration State of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors no later than six months from the date of appointment.  Persons will not be granted permanent classified status without a valid Oklahoma registration as an Engineer Intern.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on application.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time. Policies | About | Accessibility
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