Department of Transportation Civil Engineering Specialist 33018 in Helena, Montana

MDT's mission is to serve the public by providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. The principal goals of the Rail, Transit and Planning Division are to develop and implement a long-range multimodal construction program that addresses Montana's most important statewide transportation needs and to support the development and safety of Montana's multimodal transportation system. These dual goals are addressed through the complex interaction and interrelationship of the Data and Statistics; Policy, Program & Performance Analysis; Grants; Environmental Services; and Multimodal Planning Bureaus. The Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) provides guidance to the Department to ensure statewide environmental stewardship and compliance with all environmental laws, rules, regulations, policies, orders, and agreements. The ESB identifies and evaluates potential impacts of transportation construction and maintenance activities on natural, social, and economic resources and recommends measures to avoid, minimize, or mitigate such impacts in compliance with applicable local, state, federal, and tribal regulations and policies. Resources evaluated by ESB include those pertaining to fish, wildlife, vegetation, wetlands, water quality, historic, cultural, archaeological, paleontological, hazardous and solid waste, erosion control, air quality, noise, visual, social, economic, etc. The ESB is comprised of the Engineering Section, the Resources Section, and the Remediation and Assessment Section. The Environmental Engineering Section plays an integral part in ensuring that MDT’s work is conducted in accordance with laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Montana Water Quality Act, and applicable MDT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) rules, standards and guidelines to accomplish the project development goals and objectives of MDT. The Section maintains a high level of knowledge, skill, and ability in applying these laws to MDT’s activities: preconstruction, planning, construction, maintenance, motor carriers, and facilities. The Section coordinates with planning, design, maintenance, and construction, and develops guidelines and procedures to ensure that all MDT projects meet the requirements of NEPA, MEPA, the CWA, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Describe the Job’s Overall Purpose: This position serves as the Field Services Engineer (FSE) in the Environmental Engineering Section of the Environmental Services Bureau. This position reports to the Environmental Engineering Section Supervisor. This position provides guidance, technical expertise, mentoring, and coordination of the five (5) District Environmental Engineering Specialists (DEES), the Statewide Environmental Engineering Specialist (SEES), and the Reclamation Specialist in terms of erosion and sediment control and environmental permitting. The FSE serves as a Unit Supervisor for the Field Services Unit, directly supervising the SEES, the Reclamation Specialist, Butte DEES, and the Glendive DEES. The FSE indirectly supervises the DEES in the other three (3) districts. The FSE communicates with the District Construction Engineers, Maintenance Chiefs, District Preconstruction Engineers, and others to ensure maintenance and construction needs are being met in each district by the Field Services Staff. This position is responsible for managing MDT’s state-wide programs for erosion and sediment control; construction and maintenance environmental permitting; environmental compliance activities and programs to ensure compliance with local, State, Federal and Tribal regulations. This position is responsible for developing and delive