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Utility Support Engineer II - Full Time - DEHE

Company name
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Anchorage, AK, United States

Employment Type

Civil Engineering, Engineering, Sciences

Posted on
Feb 27,2019

Valid Through
Jun 12,2019

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Under limited supervision, provides technical support to engineering support services to rural communities for the operations and maintenance of native community owned and operated sanitation facilities infrastructure.


Provides consulting services for engineering, repair, upgrade design and minor construction of community-owned water and wastewater facilities for the Division of Environmental Health & Engineering (DEHE). Assures proper operation and maintenance of constructed sanitation facilities. Provides operator training, plan review, technical assistance and emergency response to the communities. Assesses and adjusts priorities and plans as needed to meet individual system operations requirements, operator training schedules, emergency response, and program objectives. Responds to sanitation facilities emergencies as required.

Reviews and evaluates proposed and existing sanitation facilities to verify that proposed or existing infrastructure is the type of facility best suited for the community. Reviews engineering reports; provides operational cost and maintenance estimates for proposed and existing facilities. Reviews plans and specifications for sanitation facilities. Reviews, evaluates and recommends engineering methods for the design of drinking water, wastewater and solid waste facilities. Reviews designs, specifications and vendor proposals for conformance to operational and maintenance needs.

Provides training and instruction to water/wastewater plant operators on a wide variety of subjects in both classroom and field environments. Reviews changes in DEHE program services, technologies and policies; develops training content to meet new objectives; updates training content and develops new training materials and instructional methods. Counsels students and provides special help as needed.

Coordinates technical support resources with DEHE, other departments, regional health organizations and the State of Alaska.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Required Skills

Knowledge of principles of environmental engineering and construction, including design of health and sanitation facilities in cold climates.

Knowledge of applicable environmental health statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, codes, administrative orders and other operational guidelines and directives.

Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations for drinking water and wastewater treatment.

Knowledge of mechanical processes and chemical treatments for water and wastewater systems.

Skill in analyzing environmental health issues and preparing recommendations based on findings.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.

Skill in reading and evaluating technical drawings and schematics.

Skill in planning, organizing, scheduling and conducting technical training classes.

Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.

Required Experience

A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college program. Progressively responsible professional/exempt work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for college education.

Non-Supervisory- three (3) years of civil and environmental engineering experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.


Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas. An Alaska driver's license with a clean driving record is required.


The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. May be required to lift approximately 50 pounds. May be exposed to infectious diseases and hazardous working environments with heavy machinery and extreme weather conditions. Requires occasional travel to remote locations by boat, snowmobile, ATV or small plane.

Job Location

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Company info

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Company Profile
Managed and operated by its customers, who are represented by 15 Alaska Native leaders from around the state, ANTHC is a not-for-profit health organization that provides statewide services in specialty medical care; operates the 150-bed, state-of-the-art Alaska Native Medical Center hospital; leads construction of water, sanitation and health facilities around Alaska; offers community health and research services; is at the forefront of innovative information technology; and offers professional recruiting to partners across the state.

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