This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support for engineering projects.Learn more about this agency
Participates in the development, definition, and documentation of engineering design requirements under the leadership of a senior engineer. Working from specific design criteria, designs low volume road projects from field notes; reduces traverses, levels and topography notes; establishes "L"line design alignment from "p" line data; computes quantities; makes cost estimates; produces plan and profile sheets; and selects and adapts paragraphs from previously approved project specifications. Prepares sketches and develops layouts, construction details and installation drawings, plus other drafting duties including the final plan and profile sheet.
Supervises crews in setting construction stakes for clearing, grading and drainage structures. Performs land survey work that requires very exacting measurements obtained under difficult conditions, such as steep grades; frequent river crossings; or remote areas where railroads, roads, or other more common routes are unavailable. May serve as observer and leader of a small, detached observing unit performing first or second order leveling under conditions that require deviations from normal practices. May serve as lead on a crew performing varied, non-geodetic surveys, such as location, right-of-way, and property surveys.
Inspects an entire project of limited size or complexity or a minor part of a large project such as a forest road construction project that includes only clearing, grading, and drainage structures. Inspects projects under construction for compliance with plans specifications.
Acts as inspector on timber sale and/or public work road construction contracts doing routine, established inspection duties. Maintains a daily log of the project, recording facts concerning work activity, work force, equipment in use, inspection activities, accidents, visitors, weather conditions, and unusual happenings. Reports all inspection activities to the COR or ER.
May also serve as inspector-in-training on more complex projects and activities working under close supervision of the project engineer.
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.
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