Engineering Specialist

Syracuse, NY
ACES/NRCS
11/18/2021
Syracuse, NY
21.00 
21.00 
Engineering Specialist
ID:ANY-015Location:SyracuseProgram:ACE
Wage/Hr:$21.00Hours/Week:20-24Minimum Age:55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Agricultural Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Agricultural support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Department of Agriculture?s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a grant administered program awarded to National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The NRCS provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with NRCS staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium for positions budgeted at 60+ hours per pay period, Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available for positions budgeted at 35+ hours per pay period. NOTE: Positions listed here do not guarantee employment for any definite period of time. Enrollment in the Experienced Worker Programs administered by NOWCC is temporary. The enrollment relationship between NOWCC and the Enrollee is an "at-will" relationship. This means that an Enrollee is free to terminate his or her enrollment at any time during the enrollment period, and NOWCC and the Agency have the right to terminate the relationship with the Enrollee. NOTE: An ?ACES Enrollee? is not a federal employee, nor an employee of NOWCC. An ?ACES Enrollee? is a participant in a grant program, which is established through a Cooperative Agreement funded by the USDA-NRCS and administered by NOWCC.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in related work or performing related work, in construction management, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, NRCS engineering technician, NRCS Engineer, NRCS Technician. OR BA/BS Degree in civil engineering, agricultural engineering, environmental engineering, construction management,

  • Valid State Driver?s license; Use of laser level or other survey units to complete surveys; design with either AutoCAD or hand-drawn; ability to communicate with producers, staff, and contractors about designs, standards, and specification implementation along with operation and maintenance.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel
  • PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro, NRCS Software: EFH2, EFT, AWM, FOTG
Duties:

The position will assist the State Conservation Engineer and other staff in the development of state standards, specifications, engineering tools, typical drawings, guidance documents, checklists, training presentations, and operating procedures that assist field staff with the delivery of programs. The incumbent will assist with providing field training to field staff and partners on NRCS engineering techniques, policy, and procedures. The incumbent will assist with project spot checks, training, and outreach associated with NRCS programs and technical services.

  • Assist development of state standards, specifications, engineering tools, typical drawings, guidance documents, checklists, training presentations, and operating procedures.   40%
  • Work with, meet with and assist to organize ad hoc workgroups for the development of technical materials.   20%
  • The incumbent will assist with project spot checks, training, design review, and outreach associated with NRCS programs and technical services.   15%
  • Self-directed research of current industry standards, methods, and procedures. Will inform SCE, and ad hoc workgroups on findings and assist with incorporating findings into the development of documents and materials.   15%
  • Assist with development and delivery of in-field and virtual training to NRCS field staff, customers, TSPs, and partners on NRCS engineering techniques, policy, and procedures.   10%

Other:
  • Annual information system security, anti-harassment, and civil rights training.
  • Overnight travel: A few times a year.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Safety on job sites will be important. Other engineers can review safety procedures and there is internal web-based training.
  • Required Safety Gear: Safety on job sites will be important. Hard hats and safety vests are provided for use on job sites.
  • Safety Gear Use: Site visits

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC?s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.