Job Overview

Summary

Natural Resources Conservation Services provides leadership in a partnership effort to help conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. www.nrcs.usda.gov

Be Remarkable, Make A Difference!!  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is known worldwide for its accomplishments and innovations in conservation. The employees of the NRCS are recognized for their talent, dedication and ingenuity in making the agency's programs work as they take necessary steps to reduce erosion, protect wildlife, promote good land use, and other measures to preserve the Nation's natural resources for future generations. Join us in protecting and conserving natural resources on America's private lands!!

This position provides assistance to the technical office, area engineer and district conservationists in carry out NRCS programs in the area providing professional engineering services in conducting preliminary field investigations, preparing engineering designs and the installation and maintenance of engineering structures and practices.

Current Federal Employees may apply under this announcement. You may also apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 13PA-905440-DD(Merit).

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles that are well qualified may apply for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. To read more about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transistion.asp.

CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority:

·       a separation notice and a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation;

·       an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated;

·       an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated;

·       a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

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Duties

Providing professional technical guidance and leadership in the overall planning, design, installation and maintenance of the engineering phases of soil and water conservation practices within an assigned geographical area.

Coordinating the planning, design and construction of engineering practices such as water management, animal waste management, erosion control, flood control, wetland creation or restoration, and other conservation practices needed for engineering guidance,

Reviewing engineering structure design plans and specifications submitted from field offices and engineering technicians for adherence to design criteria.

Advising and consulting with area and state engineers and other appropriate state staff.

Interpreting plans and specifications for contractors, solving problems as to proper interpretation of specifications.

Serving as the contracting technical representative for the administration of construction contracts.

Recommending changes in designs, specifications and schedules to accommodate conditions at construction sites.

Assisting in the training needs of field personnel engaged in engineering work.