Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ENGINEER 6--DCL (Dam Safety) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ENGINEER 6--DCL (Dam Safety)


$4,578.00 - $9,110.00 Monthly

$26.41 - $52.56 Hourly

$4,578.00 - $9,110.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number



12/22/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Section 64

Job # E6DCL-11/29/16-50532217-64-SHW

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Supplemental Qualifications: Four years of professional level engineering experience working in dam safety.

Applicants who do not wish to apply online can submit a completed Civil Service application to Department of State Civil Service-Staffing Division, P.O. Box 94111 Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111 or fax completed application to (225) 219-1041. Application must have the job title and job number on it. Any applications that do not contain this information will be rejected.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

Preference may be given to applicants who have at least three years of professional engineering experience gained as a licensed (P.E.) engineer.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Edward Knight

Dam Safety Engineer 6 DOTD

(225) 379-3007



Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering plus six years of professional engineering experience.


A master's degree in engineering will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of required experience.


Applications will be accepted from persons licensed to practice professional engineering in states other than Louisiana. If one of those applicants is selected for the position, he/she will be required to obtain a Louisiana license prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all licensing requirements are met.


Engineering experience gained prior to earning a professional engineer's license (e.g., as an engineer intern applicant, engineer intern, or equivalent) will be accepted as professional level engineering experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


As an individual researcher or consultant, is recognized as a leader and departmental authority in either a broad area of engineering or in a narrow but intensely specialized field of engineering. As a staff specialist, serves as a high level, technical expert for the entire agency in a specific field of engineering, responsible for developing, managing, and/or evaluating highly technical and specialized components of important engineering programs or projects.

This job is designated a Dual Career Ladder job as defined in Civil Service Rule, requiring performance of higher level, more complex duties and possession of advanced, specialized skills. A Civil Service Commission approved agency policy is required prior to implementation.


Technical Expert/Consultant.


Broad review from a higher level engineer, administrator, or unclassified agency official.


May exercise functional/project supervision over lower-level engineers, other professionals or engineering technicians.


All agencies.


Differs from Engineer 5(DCL) by responsibility for serving as agency's state expert/consultant/researcher in a specific engineering area and by the extent of knowledge gained by incumbents through progressive experience in the specific field. For those broad areas of specialization in which the required expertise is routinely needed for an extremely large volume of critical, time-sensitive projects and/or contracts, the department may desire more than one agency expert at this level.

Differs from Engineer Manager/Administrator job series by the absence of managerial/supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work



Serves as the recognized, top-level technical expert in a specific engineering area; performs advisory and consulting work for the agency as a recognized authority in a broad program area or in an intensely specialized area of considerable novelty and importance. Is consulted exclusively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on his/her interpretations and advice.

Formulates and guides the research on problems of exceptional difficulty and marked importance to the organization; typically will have contributed new designs or techniques which are regarded as having major impact on the specialized area of engineering.

Consults with Secretary, and/or Assistant Secretaries on programs requiring knowledge of varied, complex or technical processes or programs. Provides technical and consultative assistance to division directors and district administrators by resolving complex problems and rendering technical assistance in specialized area of expertise.

Represents the agency on behalf of the Governor or Secretary on national advisory committees, commissions, task forces or foundations.

Reviews project proposals in order to determine time frames, staffing requirements, equipment needs, scope of work and the most efficient and effective methodology for project accomplishment.

Serves as agency trainer/mentor to lower-level engineers in area of expertise; may prepare comprehensive manuals for training, procedures, requirements for specialty area(s) to which assigned.

Serves as technical expert in conducting and reviewing feasibility studies for most complex projects in specialized area of expertise.

Serves as statewide expert with responsibility for establishing policies and standards for a specific engineering project and/or activity.

Represents the agency and provides information and data concerning assigned program area to federal and local government officials, state legislators, other state highway officials, administrators and managers, planning organizations, the news media, business and civic groups, and the general public.

Provides final and authoritative review of agency and/or consultant work results to ensure compliance with contractual provisions and administrative policies, and to transfer findings through the development of effective implementation programs.

Makes recommendations for formulation, establishment and improvement of policies and procedures for engineering projects related to area of specialization.