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    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with technical support for engineering work.

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    Performs a variety of technical engineering work such as:

    Conducts surveys using hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses. Conducts simple traverse surveys using staff compass and tape. Measures small land areas using rod, tape, and hand level to obtain rough estimates of yardage to be excavated. Operates manual and electronic recording and measuring devices. Reports to the chief-of-party any instances of inadequate recording and operation that affect the survey and equipment operation. Takes soundings involving the use of a lead-line to measure depths in areas of sedimentation. Records data which requires specialized skills to make difficult manual computations.

    Performs a variety of standardized engineering tests in accordance with established methods; e.g., sieve analysis, slump, density and moisture. Recommends rejection of material that does not meet specifications. Evaluates and records findings. Uses elementary algebra and geometry.

    Calculates earthwork quantities. Prepares notes for ADP input.

    Performs simple corner searches and land line ties with maps in the field.

    Inspects portions of conventional construction operations such as line and grade of roads, excavation and concrete footings of steel structures, the placement of members and hardware in the erection of steel structures, and the quantity, quality, and placement of gravel for road construction. Contact with contractors includes obtaining routine information on changes in operations, processes, safety practices, or schedules.

    Checks for contract complainace with obvious contract regulations. Writes daily diaries and inspects reports. Takes and reduces field notes. REcommends corrective action where need is obvious and accepts material and workmanship in clear-cut situations.

    Performs basic computations of contract estimates of costs for materials and work.

    Uses stake-out notes to mark right-of-way clearing limits. Analyzes and presents engineering data in accordance with established methods.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per fire assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0802 Engineering Technical

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