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This examination is open to all candidates, both internal and external, who meet the minimum requirements.

Applications will be accepted only during the designated filing period for this examination. The opening and closing dates of the filing period are listed in this announcement. Applications must be filed by the following method:

Submitted online through the District's Online Employment Center at www.districtjobs.org.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the closing date in order to be considered.

The deadline for filing an application will not be extended due to any unavailability of the MWRD website. The MWRD will not be liable for the website being unavailable for any period of time, and it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner. Therefore, it is recommended that applications be submitted early in the filing period.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner by the method described above. Descriptions and dates of education, experience and any required license or certification should be very clear so that it is understood exactly how the applicant meets the minimum requirements. Prospective employees will be required to provide documentation of the required education, experience and licensure/certification upon employment. Falsification of a material statement in an application may constitute grounds for rejection of the application, exclusion from the examination, removal from the eligible list, or discharge of an employee from his or her position in the Classified Service.

Minimum Requirement Deadline: The minimum requirements for this examination must be met by the qualification deadline listed in this announcement.

Residency Requirement: There is no residency requirement to participate in the examination; however, all District employees must be domiciled within the boundaries of the District within six months of successful completion of probation. (The District is in Cook County, Illinois, covering approximately 90% of the county area.)

Veterans' Preference: In Original Entrance examinations, five points for Veterans' Preference will be added, in accordance with the District statute, to the scores of those candidates who attain a passing score in all phases of the examination. Information regarding the periods of eligible service, the documentation needed to file a claim and Veterans' Preference claim forms can be obtained through the District's Online Employment Center at www.mwrd.org or requested at the test site.

Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is one year (250 days worked).


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is committed to hiring and employment practices that base employee selection on a candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to perform effectively on the job; provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants; prohibit the entry of political reasons or factors and other improper considerations into any stage of the selection and hiring processes; and create a transparent, honest and fair hiring system.


Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with applicable laws. Requests for testing accommodations are to be made within one week after the close of the filing period. For information regarding accommodation for individuals with disabilities, phone (312) 751-5170 (voice) or (312) 751-5916 (TTY).

Class Title - Applications Accepted Online Only Engineering Technician IV
Exam # 14106
Opening Date 09/12/2014
Closing Date 10/10/2014
Qualification Deadline 11/09/2014
Minimum Annual Salary $53137.76
Maximum Annual Salary $81953.04


Under supervision, performs beginning sub-professional engineering work in connection with surveys, design, construction, inspection, and testing to ensure conformity to plans and specifications and the reliability and integrity of existing systems and structures.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from a standard senior high school or the equivalent and four years of sub-professional engineering experience. Substitution: College or technical training beyond high school in engineering or mathematics may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


The examination will consist of a written test weighted 100%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates much achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.

The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as basic wastewater, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering concepts; field surveying concepts; basic arithmetic computation; reading comprehension and written communication skills.

Examination Process

All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by October 31, 2014, should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.

WRITTEN TEST: The written test will be administered on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL. Candidates should report at 9:00 a.m. with the approved admission letter and a driver's license or other form of photo identification. Calculators will be provided. The use of books, study guides, cell phones, PDAs, laptops or other aids during the test is prohibited.


Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on a Promotional basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District's practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The eligible list has a duration of three years. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test and a criminal history background investigation.

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Posted 9-18-14 (10-11-14)


McHenry County, Illinois
Water Resources Manager/Stormwater Chief Engineer

Employment Duration: Full time

Pay Range: $73,668 + DOQ

Shift: First Shift

Department: Planning and Development

Location: McHenry County Government Center, Woodstock IL

Job Code: 10002605

No. of openings: 1


The McHenry County, Illinois, Planning and Development Department is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Water Resource Manager/Stormwater Chief Engineer position. This is a senior level position responsible for overall administration of the McHenry County water resources and stormwater management programs including stormwater permitting, public outreach and education, intergovernmental cooperation, scientific research, policy development, and regulatory initiatives. The position supervises a full time staff of three engineers and additional consultants.

Principal Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day to day operation of the Stormwater Division and staff to ensure the orderly and accurate review of applications, enforcement of ordinances, maintenance of permit records, and courteous customer service.
  • Reviews and/or supervises review of permit applications, subdivision plats, engineering plans, calculations, cost estimates, and other technical submittals for compliance with County, State, and Federal regulations and laws regarding stormwater management, floodplains, and wetlands, and subdivision regulations.
  • Conducts and/or supervises field inspections of properties and development sites for compliance with County, State, and Federal regulations and laws;
  • Inspects, verifies, and documents ordinance violations; prepares and presents testimony during court proceedings, when necessary.
  • Serves as the staff lead to the Stormwater Management Commission, Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee, and County Board Natural and Environmental Resources Committee (on matters related to water resources and stormwater management).
  • Certifies villages and municipalities to enforce the McHenry County Stormwater Ordinance; maintains files and records as necessary.
  • Drafts ordinance amendments for County Board review and adoption.
  • Oversees the County participation in the National Flood Insurance Program and participation in the Community Rating System
  • Oversees preparation and submittal of the County’s MS4 NPDES annual permit application and report.
  • Manages the County’s water resources program and implementation of the McHenry County Water Resources Action Plan.
  • Coordinates County participation in watershed studies.
  • Oversees acquisition of water quality and quantity data and scientific projects with cooperating partners.
  • Acts as committee member and representative for several regional water policy groups.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in civil or environmental engineering or closely related field; and,
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible related experience; or,
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • P.E. (Professional Engineer), State of Illinois, required
  • CFM (Certified Floodplain Manager), preferred
  • CPESC (Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control Certification) or equivalent, preferred

McHenry County offers an excellent benefits package which includes: Health/Dental Insurance, IMRF Pension Plan (Retirement), Deferred Compensation Plan and Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days.

No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.

Apply online at: www.mchenrycountyil.gov/hr

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Posted 9-18-14 (10-17-14)

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is currently accepting employment applications for its Senior Environmental Research Scientist position.

Conducts research assignments on new wastewater and sludge processing technology and in the fields of sanitary chemistry, sanitary microbiology, sanitary engineering, and environmental engineering.

Prepares technical manuscripts for publication and interim and final reports on research programs and projects.

Assists Maintenance and Operations in solving plant problems such as sludge dewatering and odor problems. Conducts joint M&R/M&O plant monitoring program.


The application filing period will close Friday, September 5, 2014.


A master's degree in water resources sciences, environmental sciences, environmental engineering or sanitary engineering from an accredited college or university.
Three years of research experience in the fields of wastewater and sludge treatment technology related to the District's activities. SUBSTITUTION: Related graduate study above the master's degree may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

A copy of the position description is provided here.

Posted 8-25-14 (9-25-14)

FEMA Region has several vacancies in the Risk Analysis division. The job posting for the engineering positions is now posted. The posting closes on July 8th. The link for the positions posting is below.


DuPage County Job Opportunity
Senior Environmental Technician
Posting has been extended through 9-29-14

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists staff in the maintenance of rainfall gages and other stream monitoring equipment
  • Uses Global Positioning Systems to sample and map habitats and features in the field and link results data to Geographic Information Systems
  • Performs investigation of water quality, elevation, grading, obstruction of waterways, wetlands, and soil and sediment controls
  • Enforces compliance for complete and partial waiver communities through review of engineering plans and inspection of sites
  • Performs field work while conducting physical inspection of proper use of construction and maintenance materials, monitors groundwater levels in monitoring wells at various sites throughout the County
  • Inspects drainage complaints and develops initial work up
  • Works with utility companies to obtain "Right of Way"
  • Monitors drainage construction projects
  • Serves as a consultant for proper compliance
  • Develops stream maintenance contracts
  • Evaluates contract bidders and makes recommendations for Committee and County Board awards
  • Assists engineering staff in updating and running computer programs developed for flood forecasting throughout the County
  • Promotes public involvement and education of stream functions and maintenance

Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, or related field
  • One year of progressively responsible experience in an environmental field

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience with the methods, standards and materials used in construction and repair of gauging systems
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems
  • Experience with field inspections and surveys
  • Experience interacting with contractors

A pre-employment background check is required.

Posting No.: 7314
Department: Stormwater Engineering
Hiring Salary: $45,500 - $51,000 annually
Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

DuPage County Government
JTK Administration Building
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-2553
Phone: 630-407-6300

Apply at: www.dupageco.org/jobs

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted 7-11-14 (9-29-14)

Position: Water Resources Engineer

Baxter & Woodman has a rewarding opportunity for a water resources project engineer in our stormwater department. We are seeking qualified applicants for our Crystal Lake, Chicago or Mokena, Illinois offices.

Consistently ranked by Engineering News Record as a Top 500 Design Firm, Baxter & Woodman is a leader in providing municipal engineering. A variety of civil engineering services are offered to public sector clients such as municipalities, county governments, and state agencies.

The Baxter & Woodman corporate culture comes from within. Over 40% of our staff are employee-owners in the company - they have a personal stake in the success of the firm. Baxter & Woodman employees work together toward a common goal—our company’s success - fostering a spirit of camaraderie. A culture of learning, cooperation and shared values motivates our staff and drives our success.

We offer excellent insurance benefits, a robust 401(k) plan with generous company match & much more.

Position duties:

  • Studies and planning of stormwater improvements, including writing technical reports
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling, GIS and CADD
  • Review of proposed development for conformance with applicable regulations
  • Detailed design of stormwater improvements, including storm sewers, detention basins and best management practices
  • Construction observation and field work
  • Proposal preparation


  • B.S. degree in civil or environmental engineering, with emphasis on water resources preferred
  • 4-10 years of water resources engineering experience
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of civil engineering topics
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling, GIS, and CADD software
  • P.E. license preferred
  • CFM and/or CPESC certification preferred
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Understanding of sustainable design elements as they relate to stormwater best management practices preferred
  • Must have the ability to travel throughout Chicago area (own transportation)

Forward your resume by August 29, 2014 to Jobs@baxterwoodman.com or fax to 815444-3304.

Applications & Self ID forms can be found at baxterwoodman.com

B&W is an equal opportunity - affirmative action - drug free - smoke free employer

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Posted 7-11-14 (8-11-14)

Ciorba Group is seeking two Water Resources Engineers of varying experience levels for our Chicago office conveniently located near O’Hare Airport.

At Ciorba Group, we deliver solutions that add value to our communities. We show our commitment to our clients by offering superior services through our dedicated professionals. A strong partnership with clients is our key to success. We believe that integrity is a core value. We maintain a positive working environment, encourage professional development, and reward success. Our values and superior services ensure that Ciorba Group’s name continues to be associated with quality. Our strong commitment to client satisfaction has established Ciorba as an industry leader since 1927.

Water Resources Project Engineer – 10-15 years experience:


  • Stormwater system analysis and design for municipal and roadway projects, including conveyance, storage, and stormwater quality best management practices. Includes design calculations/models, plan preparation, quantity calculations, construction details, specifications, cost estimates, and other related tasks;
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of floodplains and floodways, including bridge and culvert crossings;
  • Analysis of flood problem areas to identify problems, develop alternative solutions, and design recommended alternatives;
  • Design of soil erosion and sediment control practices;
  • The candidate will serve as the technical lead on projects and will manage other engineers and technicians to achieve completion of project plans, as directed by the Project Manager, but may also complete certain tasks independently;
  • Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects;
  • Review and check engineering work completed by others;
  • Maintain positive client and vendor relationships;
  • Mentor staff engineers;
  • Will report to our Water Resources Manager.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Civil Engineering;
  • 10-15 years of water resources experience;
  • Illinois Professional Engineer (P.E.);
  • Strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Microstation proficiency;
  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic models, including TR-20, HEC-HMS, SWMM, HEC-RAS, and StormCad;
  • Experience on municipal and/or highway drainage design projects;
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) a plus;
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) a plus.

Water Resources Engineer – 3-6 years experience:


  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of floodplains and floodways, including bridge and culvert crossings;
  • Analysis of flood problem areas to identify problems, develop alternative solutions, and design recommended alternatives;
  • Stormwater system analysis and design for municipal and roadway projects, including conveyance, storage, and stormwater quality best management practices. Includes design calculations/models, plan preparation, quantity calculations, construction details, and other related tasks;
  • Design of soil erosion and sediment control practices;
  • Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects;
  • Will report to our Water Resources Manager.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Civil Engineering;
  • 3 – 6 years of water resources experience;
  • Strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Microstation or AutoCad proficiency;
  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic models, including SWMM and HEC-RAS
  • Experience on municipal and/or highway drainage design projects;
  • Illinois PE is a plus;
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is a plus.

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Posted 7-9-14 (8-9-14)

Structural Engineer Job Description

Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. (ERA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Structural Engineer position in our Champaign or Warrenville, Illinois offices. The primary role of this position is to assist in the design of structural project elements including bridges, retaining walls, buildings, and other structures and to coordinate with other design professionals on a wide variety of transportation, infrastructure, and site development projects. Qualifications for the position include:

  • Professional registration as a Professional Engineer and a Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois or ability to acquire the same shortly after starting the position.
  • Experience in the design and construction of bridges, buildings, and other structures.
  • Experience on IDOT funded projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of IDOT specifications and structural design standards.
  • Experience with Microstation and GEOPAK CAD software is a plus.
  • Comfortable with client contact and coordination with review agencies and other project stakeholders.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jake Wolf at jwolf@eraconsultants.com

About our Firm

Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. (ERA) is a consulting firm providing civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental science, and surveying services to clients throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Our diverse clientele includes municipalities, park districts, forest preserve districts, sanitary districts, county agencies, state agencies and some private entities. We have more than two decades of experience identifying and working with a wide variety of local, state and federal funding sources. Our staff of professionals includes licensed professional engineers, structural engineers, surveyors, environmental scientists, certified floodplain managers and CAD/GIS specialists.

Our firm specializes in providing comprehensive services throughout the planning, design and construction phases of engineering and environmental assignments. The following is a partial listing of the primary types of projects that have been successfully completed by our firm.

  • Water Resource Projects – Master Plans, Watershed Studies, Ordinance/Guidance Manuals, Storm/Sanitary Modeling, Floodplain Mapping, Stream Restoration, Levee Certification, and CRS Services
  • Transportation Projects – Roadways, Intersections, Streetscape, Lighting and Parking Facilities
  • Infrastructure Projects – Sanitary Sewers, Storm Sewers, Water Mains, and Pumping Stations
  • Structural Projects – Bridges, Retaining Walls, Buildings and Structural Forensics
  • Environmental Projects – Wetland Facilities, Stream Bank Stabilization, Best Management Practices, and Natural Area Restoration
  • Recreational Projects – Riverwalks, Golf Courses, Bicycle and multi-use Trails and Community Parks
  • Surveying and Mapping Projects – Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Construction Layout and GIS Services
  • Construction Assistance – Full and/or part time Resident Engineering, Site Observation, Construction Administration and Record Drawing Submittals

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Posted 6-16-14 (7-31-14)



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