This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance in engineering programs.
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The position involves assignments in at least two of the following areas:
Performs work related to reconnaissance of forest development roads. Establishes control points and route grade lines.
Collects data on soil, topography, gradient, stream location, and related physical characteristics. Makes computations from tables to estimate road location. Marks and records control points. May participate in the road survey as a skilled crew member or party chief, or may inspect the performance of contract surveyors.
Assists in the design of roads and related structures such as culverts and retaining walls. Collects, computes, and analyzes data from field notes.
Prepares, inspects, and processes data using computerized road design systems. Reviews printouts, cross sections, and profiles; recommends traverses, gradients, culvert locations, and other aspects of the final road design. May serve as an expert draftsperson, preparing final plans and drawings for review by the designer.
Performs routine inspection of construction activities. Collects and analyzes materials samples; measures characteristics such as road widths, culverts, and slope. Compares findings with plans and contract specifications, reporting the results to the COR or ER.
Job family (Series)
0802 Engineering Technical
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
You must complete a background investigation to check for criminal history
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
No Additional Requirements
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-05: (1) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-04 grade level.
Specialized Experience is defined as: Work assisting higher-graded technicians and engineers who work in surveying and civil engineering specializations.
Processing data according to well-defined methods and established formulas using mathematics, elementary algebra and geometry, and standard formulas. Operating and making operational adjustments to a variety of surveying and testing equipment. OR
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics. At least 6 of the 24 semester hours must have been in drafting if the position has been designated by a drafting area of specialization.OR
A combination of education and experience listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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