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    Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to “help people help the land?” The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy, productive landscapes.  We need people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure a healthy environment and productive agriculture. 

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    Responsibilities

    This is an interdisciplinary position that will be filled either as a Civil Engineer or an Agricultural Engineer. The final official title and series will be assigned based on the qualifications of the incumbent.

    The incumbent of this position will provide technical guidance and overall planning, design, installation, and maintenance of the engineering phases of a variety of soil and water conservation practices.  

    Provides technical assistance in 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 needing engineering guidance.

    Plans and conducts pre-bid site showings, approves construction schedules, monitors work for compliance with contract requirements, verifies the accuracy of invoices, prepares receiving reports for plan estimate, directs the quality assurance program, oversees government inspectors, recommends contract modifications, and performs others duties as delegated to contracting officer's representative.

    Performs quality assurance activities, including site investigations and feasibility studies; conducting checks of field designs of structural works as prepared or approved by the State Conservation Engineer (SCE) prior to contracting; and preparing or reviewing field designs and preliminary and final drawings and specifications on civil engineering practices.

    Provides technical guidance and training to personnel in the area of all engineering practices and in the use and care of engineering equipment.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel as needed to perform field work, attend training, and perform other work activities

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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