The incumbent has professional engineering responsibilities for survey, design, and development of construction and maintenance projects, access-easement surveys, recreation and facility operations and maintenance, contract preparation and administration, hazard reduction, and related planning and environmental activities for the District Office in Miles City and the Field Offices in Miles City, Billings, North Dakota, and South Dakota. At the full performance level, duties include but are not limited to the following:
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Office work is performed in a typical office setting with no unusual risks. Field work is often rigorous and performed under adverse climates and topographic situations. Field hazards include snakes and poisonous plants and insects. Travel to remote sites during the field season is common with overnight stays. Seasonal weather conditions vary in the extreme and can create hazardous driving conditions. The incumbent must be qualified as an incidental vehicle operator.
- Providing professional engineering, construction, and maintenance expertise for the District's administration sites, recreation sites, roads, buildings, dams, and bridges as well as range, watershed, recreation, wildlife, and other program activities.
- Ensuring facilities meet sound engineering design principles, environmental standards, and are in compliance with Bureau directives and manuals.
- Performing advance research work to develop new design concepts.
- Researching state code requirements for the three state regions as they apply to construction and maintenance work.
- Serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to provide overall inspection of contractor work, including direction and review of the Project Inspector's work, and to ensure contracts are compliant before finalizing.
- Preparing and reviewing cost and time estimates, work schedules, cost/benefit analyses, and feasibility studies for contracts.
- Attending pre-bid opening and preconstruction work conferences to answer questions, discuss and clarify principle construction features, and to inform contractors of requirements concerning contract administration and specifications.
- Conducting Condition Assessments on District facilities, recreation sites, roads, dams, and bridges to evaluate structural adequacy and identify maintenance needs and deficiencies.
- Providing professional and technical leadership and guidance to field office's staffs, other engineer, civil engineer technicians, equipment operators, maintenance worker, and support staff.