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CHESAPEAKE BAY ENGINEER OR TECHNICIAN - Capital RC&D Area Council

The Chesapeake Bay Engineer/Technician will work out of the NRCS Technical Center in Lebanon, PA.

Overview:
Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area Council (Capital RC&D), a regional non-profit organization, seeks to employ a Chesapeake Bay Engineer or Technician to work in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Engineer will provide assistance to the NRCS field offices in south central and south eastern Pennsylvania with the design and implementation of agricultural best management practices for protecting water quality and preventing soil loss.  Conservation practices include but are not limited to:  waterways, diversions, water control structures, subsurface drainage, stream crossings, spring developments, livestock watering systems, heavy use area protection, wastewater treatment systems, manure storage facilities, and composting facilities.

The qualified candidate will meet the following requirements:

  1. 4 year degree in agricultural/civil engineering or related field for engineering applicant. 2 year associate degree from Technical school in Surveying, Drafting, Construction Management or equivalent experience.
  2. Familiarity with AutoCAD software
  3. Surveying experience including use of GPS and Total Station equipment
  4. Ag background or experience preferred
  5. EIT/PE license not required for engineering position(Experience gained in this position could count toward this goal)

Duties:

  1. Work with landowners and NRCS technicians to identify resource concerns and landowner objectives and propose solutions
  2. Survey for conservation practices
  3. Design conservation practices according to the NRCS standards and site specific requirements
  4. Draft professional construction drawings using AutoCAD
  5. Develop material and cost estimates
  6. Supervise and inspect construction of conservation practices and develop solutions to issues encountered during construction
  7. Work will be split between office work and field work, potentially in adverse weather conditions or difficult terrain with regular exposure to agricultural and construction equipment


The Chesapeake Bay Engineer/Technician will work out of the NRCS Technical Center in Lebanon, PA.  The engineer/technician should have the ability to work in a team setting within a small office environment.  A valid driver’s license and use of a motor vehicle are also required. Interested candidates should submit a resume by November 30, 2017 to:

Capital RC&D Area Council
Attention: Susan Richards
401 E. Louther St., Suite 307
Carlisle, PA 17013
Email:
www.capitalrcd.org


CAPITAL RC&D IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.