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Registered Professional Civil Engineer or Agricultural Engineer
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Job Description

Humboldt County Resource Conservation District is seeking to hire a Registered Professional Civil Engineer or Agricultural Engineer to perform engineering services to support implementation of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Position is open until February 19, 2018 or until filled. Application review will begin immediately and early submission of application is encouraged.

Job Description:

· Performs all aspects of professional engineering to complete planning, design, and construction of a wide variety of complex engineering practices.

· Designs, completes or directs the completion of design work, construction drawings, and specifications for engineering projects in accordance with NRCS technical guides and standards, design handbooks, and industry standards.

· Conducts engineering surveys and investigations to obtain basic data necessary for the planning, design, and construction of engineering projects.

· Provides guidance and assistance to field office staff in conducting engineering surveys and investigations, provides technical guidance to field office staff staking out work and to facilitate computation or quantities

· Complies with all local and state requirements for design and application of engineering practices.

· Plans and perform engineering research; review and prepare hydrology and hydraulics reports or other reports and necessary; consider alternatives; and make recommendations.

· Coordinates with NRCS Area Engineer or State Office for technical guidance and NRCS standards and specifications as necessary.

· Compiles and keep accurate and complete records of engineering work performed.

· Participates in HCRCD/NRCS Technical Team meetings to prioritize projects and to provide project status updates/reports.

· Participates in discussions on engineering plans and specifications, possible alternatives, and construction methods with members of technical team and/or field office staff, individuals or groups of farmers, ranchers and/or contractors.

· Attends HCRCD Board meetings as requested and other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

· Professional knowledge of theories, principles, practices, and techniques of civil/agricultural engineering in order to develop alternatives; make recommendations; and plan, design, and construct erosion control systems, animal waste management systems, irrigation systems, streambank protection/stabilization, wetland restoration, and other complex engineering systems.

· Knowledge of and experience conducting field data collection and testing procedures in order to prescribe or collect topographical, geological, and soil engineering property data and outline appropriate testing for the design and evaluation of engineering practices in accordance with NRCS and industry standards. Ability to use following equipment: Trimble R10 GNSS system w/a TSC3 handheld unit, Sokkia SET5E, and CST/Berger Electronic self-leveling rotary laser.

· General knowledge of geology, hydrology, hydraulics, structural engineering, and soil mechanics in order to design and evaluate alternatives for engineering projects.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently utilize engineering design and CAD software in order to conduct evaluations, develop construction drawings and specifications. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Excel and Word, for spreadsheet development and word processing software and GIS software and programs is needed.

· Ability to promote NRCS Field Office’s erosion control, water management, waste management, wetland restoration, and stream habitat restoration objectives by effectively participating in the development of plans and all phases of engineering practice reporting and documentation.

· Knowledge and skill sufficient to communicate engineering conservation measures, methods, and techniques to private individuals, NRCS staff, representatives of other federal and state agencies, native communities, and members of the public orally and in writing.

· Ability to learn and apply NRCS policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances that are necessary for the position; and utilize available guidelines on technical standards and specifications, engineering manuals and handbooks, cost-share and other program handbooks, soil survey data, and other handbooks and manuals directly applicable to the work.

· Ability to exercise discretion in applying and adapting technical specifications when conservation precedents are not fully applicable.

· Knowledge of county and municipal government agency policies and procedures and environmental process including CEQA and NEPA requirements.

· Ability to maintain communication and cooperative collaboration with HCRCD and NRCS staff, landowners, and other agency staff. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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