Responsible for 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. Provides assistance as needed to studies related to these activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, layout, location, and design of facilities, roads, wells, dams, pipelines, culverts, bridges, and other projects for the District within established time frames. Ensures that such facilities meet sound engineering design principles, environmental standards, and are in compliance with Bureau directive and manuals. Advance research work is required to develop new design concepts. Responsible for preparing cost and time estimates, work schedules, cost/benefit analyses, and feasibility studies for construction, maintenance, and land treatment contracts. Plans and assists field survey work and determines methods to be used for cost and time efficiencies. Prepares and reviews easement survey plats, site and topographic surveys, and project surveys, i.e. pipelines, reservoirs, property lines, roads, and easements. Responsible for knowing, understanding, and researching state code requirements for the four state regions as they apply to construction and maintenance work. Monitors preparation of contracts for technical adequacy, proper format, and correct forms. Assists in contract preparation, while deviating from standard designs or stipulations. Incumbent attends 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. Approves contractor construction schedules and quality control procedures. Interprets contract specifications and drawings pertaining to construction and makes final engineering determination on whether methods and materials employed meet the requirements of the contract. Serves as contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on assigned projects. As COR, provides overall inspection of contractor work including direction and review of the Project Inspector’s work. Determines whether construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements and prepares technical reports setting forth progress status and recommends contract action needed to correct deficiencies. Makes final inspection and acceptance of contractor work on behalf of the Government. Reviews and signs contract payment certifications and provides payment certifications and all required progress reports the contracting Officer. Serves as Project Inspector (PI) on assigned projects. As PI, inspects contractor work and performs required field inspections. Prepares all required technical and progress reports for the COR. Makes on-site interpretation of specifications for contractor and refers disputes and protests to the COR. Conducts Condition Assessments on District facilities, recreation sites, roads, dams and bridges to evaluate structural adequacy and identify and recommend maintenance needs and deficiencies. Functions as a District engineering technical representative during safety inspections of bridges, dams, facilities including remote fire stations, and recreation sites and assists with preparation of the recommendations for repairs and maintenance. Supports all FAMs data requirements. Responsible for input into technical examinations, environmental analyses, and, where necessary, environmental impact statements for all District actions requiring such input. Prepares technical engineering and environmental protection stipulations as required for District actions which may affect the quality of the human environment within established time frames. The incumbent identifies the technical adequacy of support program requirements through the Bureau’s planning process including consolidated activity plans. Assists in the preparation, coordination, and consolidation of the District Transportation Plan. Provides engineering expertise for trespass actions. Operates automated drafting (Civil 3D), mapping, GPS, GIS, and other software specific to the performance of Civil Engineering duties to complete professional drawings from topographic and other surveys, site plans, buildings, and building systems. Innovation, creativity, and technical capabilities are required to develop new drawings and designs as needed that are in compliance with Bureau standards, state and national codes, and standard engineering practices. Proficiency in navigating and utilizing a network to store and transfer files and operate basic software packages to carry out program responsibilities. Supports and implements the Bureau’s Automation and IT initiatives.