ID: AID-008 Location: Boise Program: ACE
Wage/Hr: $35.00 Hours/Week: 24 Minimum Age: 55
MA/MS Degree in Agricultural, Environmental, or Civil Engineering OR Minimum of 20 year(s) of experience in Conservation practice design and construction, typically including on-site investigations, design, and installation and preparation of construction drawings and specifications.
? State Driver?s License
? Licensed by Idaho to Practice Professional Engineering in the fields of Civil, Agricultural, or Environmental Engineering; must understand Idaho laws affecting conservation engineering practice design and construction.
? Professional knowledge of theories, principles and techniques of engineering (surveying, geology, soil mechanics, hydrology, open channel and closed pipeline hydraulics, structural design, stream restoration, drafting, writing specifications and design reports, etc.) as they apply to conservation engineering practices in order to plan, design, and guide construction of projects and practices that address natural resource problems.
? Good working knowledge of commonly used computer programs used to automate computation, communication, and design activities (e.g., spread sheets, word processing programs, and computer aided design and drafting software).
? Good working knowledge of NRCS policies and procedure, and federal and state laws governing NRCS projects.
Experience required with Windows, Copying Machine, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
AutoCADD, EPANet or WaterCAD, Engineering Design Programs, PowerPoint
The individual will provide engineering assistance to NRCS Idaho at the State, Area, and Field Office level. The position is located in the Idaho State Office in Boise, Idaho and will provide assistance as directed by the State Conservation Engineer (SCE). In general, the assistance will function to support engineering efforts within Idaho. This will include guidance and review to NRCS and non-NRCS designers for projects with engineering practices; preparation of design packages (design reports, drawings and specifications, and supporting calculations and information); research, analysis, and recommendations to the SCE and other state leadership regarding NRCS engineering policy and procedure; and performing work related to construction inspection of engineering projects.
Checks and reviews engineering design packages prepared for contracting and construction. 30%
Prepares engineering design packages. In addition to calculations, writing, drafting, etc. that are typically performed in an office setting, includes travel for onsite inventory of resource problems, data acquisition, and evaluation of practices and projects. 30%
Provides recommendation to the SCE and other leadership regarding NRCS Idaho policy and procedure. Includes updates to engineering standards and supporting documents (e.g., specifications, statements of work, jobsheets, etc.); state supplements to national policy and procedures; and Idaho?s Job Approval Authority database. 25%
Conducts work related to construction inspection of engineering projects. Includes project stakeout, guidance to construction contractors, measurement of installed practices, documentation of construction activity, preparation of As-Built drawings and specifications, and guidance and support to other staff performing inspection work. 15%
Subject to mandatory USDA Computer Security and Privacy training as mandated by law; and state law regarding Professional Engineering licensure.
Minimal training with design software/applications such as AutoCADD, WaterCAD, TopCon surveying software, and NRCS specific engineering software and applications.
Overnight travel: The individual may have overnight travel up to 10 nights per year.
Required Safety Gear: Hard hat, safety vest, and other gear as appropriate when performing duties related to construction inspection; equipment will be provided.
Safety Gear Use: During visits to construction sites.