Engineer Intern 1 – Engineer 5 (Baton Rouge, LA) 

Louisiana DOTD is accepting applications for an Engineer Intern 1 – Engineer 5 (Baton Rouge, LA) 

As part of f Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineer Intern 1 or 2, Engineer 3, Engineer 4, or Engineer 5 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Engineer 5 is $117,936. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.   

Section 65 - Ports Priority Program | 65/188032/EI1-5/7.18.22-BE

Salary             $3,999.00 - $7,006.00 Monthly

Location         Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type        Classified

Department    DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number   65/188032/EI1-5/7.18.22-BE

Closing           8/2/2022 11:59 PM Central

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

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 are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*



Possession of a current Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted from persons who possess a current Engineer Intern Certificate in states other than Louisiana. However, the applicant will be required to obtain a Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all requirements are met.

NOTE: Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificates are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at


Job Concepts

To apply scholastic theory and elementary engineering skills to a variety of tasks involving standard procedures and practices in the field, office, or laboratory in order to acquire practical experience for licensure.


Direct from a higher-level engineer.

Functional supervision may be exercised over Engineering Technicians.

May be used by all state agencies.

Differs from Engineer Intern Applicant by the presence of a Louisiana Engineer Intern certificate. Differs from Engineer Intern 2 by the absence of independence when completing basic assignments.


Examples of Work


  • Assists in economic justification studies for proposed engineering facilities and performs computations and analyses of cost-benefit engineering considerations.
  • Applies basic engineering formulas to routine calculations.
  • Assists in the instruction and training of water and sewerage superintendents and operators in the safe and efficient operation of their plants and in the performance of such routine tests as are necessary for proper control of the treatment process.
  • Assists in the training of operators of swimming pools, etc. and occasionally aids in the classroom and field training of sanitarians.
  • Collects samples for chemical and/or bacteriological laboratory analysis, using special techniques as required.



Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works).  These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system.


For further information about this vacancy contact:

Mary Bourgoyne, PE, MPE
DOTD/Ports Director
1201 Capital Access Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

"The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.  DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type."     

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