This position provides technical engineering support for projects in range, recreation, wildlife, and facility/infrastructure. This is a career-ladder position with potential to the GS-09 level. Incumbents hired at any grade level lower than the GS-09 will perform progressively more difficult duties at a reduced level of responsibility while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training that will prepare him/her for promotion to the next higher grade level. At the full performance level, the incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
- Coordinating and working with resource specialists in identifying, developing, and determining engineering feasibility of projects in support of projects in range, recreation, wildlife, and facility/infrastructure.
- Coordinating and assisting on projects such as construction and maintenance of facilities like pipelines, wells, reservoirs, spring developments, fences, recreation sites, BLM buildings, and roads.
- Performing survey and field site layout of projects both as a team lead and as a member of a survey party.
- Assisting with the annual completion of property condition assessments or periodic reviews with the Engineering staff.
- Making field notes and design drawing from field surveys and layout and using this base information to prepare contract packages made up of project specifications, protective stipulations, work data sheets completion time frames, engineer’s estimates, bid schedules, location maps, and schematic drawings.
- Serving as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Project Inspector (PI) on assigned projects conducting pre-work and follow up conference with contractors.
- Issuing Notice to Proceed and Suspend/Resume Work orders to the contractor as needed.
- Checking contractor’s work to assure compliance with specifications, drawings, terms, and provisions of the contracts.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: During the winter months, the work is almost entirely sedentary. However, during the rest of the year, much of the work will involve physical exertion such as climbing, stooping and kneeling, pounding, walking over rough terrain for long periods of time, and extended periods of vehicular or ATV travel. Work in the field will require exposure to extremes in weather.