This position serves as the Civil Engineering Technician (CET) within the Cedar City Field Office. Under the supervision of a Professional Engineer, the CET is expected to perform a broad range of technical engineering functions in support of project construction and maintenance. At the lower levels, the incumbent will assist the other members of the engineering staff in performing a wide variety of basic assignments in support of the resource programs such as timber, range, watershed, recreation, fisheries, wildlife, livestock, wild horses, mineral material sites, emergency fire rehabilitation, riparian areas, and the upkeep of roads, yards, and buildings. At the full performance level major duties include but are not limited to:
- Planning and project feasibility
- Project design and survey
- Contract preparation and administration
- Evaluate and issue Right-of-way and Other Road Use Permits
- Provides technical assistance
Physical demands: Indoor office work necessitates long hours of sitting, intense concentration, answering/dialing the telephone, operating computer terminals including computerized engineering drafting stations. Field work requires extended periods of vehicular and foot travel over steep uneven and rocky mountainous and desert terrain in all types of adverse weather conditions, and considerable strength, stamina, and agility for stooping/bending/lifting. Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressures associated with both fixed and irregular deadlines, and managing multiple priorities.
Work Environment: Work is routinely performed in a properly heated/cooled indoor office setting and outdoors (in extremely hot/cold/windy/dry/wet weather, rugged terrain, remote sites, and at construction sites) and occasionally at public meetings. Work hazards may include but are not limited to; remote areas (unpopulated and semi-populated), crossing mountainous streams, lightning, wildfires, proximity to animals (both wild and domestic), poisonous snakes, poison oak, stinging insects, foot and vehicular travel in rain/snow/ice on uneven steep mountainous terrain/winding roads, which may include heavy brush or debris accumulations, construction sites (falling objects, chemicals, dust, noise, heavy construction equipment) and proximity to mechanical and electrical systems.