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Engineering Technician (Civil)

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Department Of Agriculture Priest River , ID 83856

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is responsible for providing technical support to the civil engineering staff.

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Using established methods computes, tabulates, and analyzes quantities for the design of facilities, roads or related structures. Retrieves the pertinent information from many sources e.g., agency directives, field notes, standard and guide specification, including preliminary information prepared by others. Distinguishes and reports errors, inconsistencies, and other deficiencies in technical data based on the knowledge of the applicability and use of the data and the methods by which it was derived. Presents data using statistical and graphical standard methods. Collects related design, specification, and materials data pertinent to specific items. Summarizes data and prepares a written report using a predetermined format.

Inspects a wide variety of standardized items or operations e.g., excavating, placing and compacting concrete, installation of standard electrical wiring, plastering, and installation of mechanical equipment for interpreting certain requirement in drawings and construction specifications. Responsible for being knowledgeable of construction plans and specifications. Ensures that deliverables e.g. materials and equipment meet quality specifications.

Observes and inspects structures being constructed to ensure they meet acceptable standards and work practices. Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure an acceptable level of workmanship and compliance. Works closely with the COR and reports all inspection activities.

Completes work assignments such as serving as instrument operator on high-order geodetic surveys or on varied, non-geodetic surveys such as location, right-of-way, and property surveys. Conduct survey work (horizontal and vertical); topographic mapping in broken terrain; and placement of construction materials, installation of equipment, and setting of structural members. May support senior engineer on simple construction or similar surveys that are of third or fourth order of accuracy and of limited scope and complexity.

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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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


No additional requirements.

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.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

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.


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-06: (1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level performing work related to the duties of this position.

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.

For the GS-06 position there is no substitution of education.

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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Engineering Technician (Civil)

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Department Of Agriculture