Overview

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National Forest Service – Tonto National Forest

Length:

Term of positions is 12 months (52 weeks); full-time 40 hrs/wk

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Living Allowance:

$18.75/hour + $1000/month housing allowance

($24.52/hour over the course of a 40-hour work-week)

Start Date:

Negotiable. Preferred start date in early November.

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 9/30/2022

Title of Position

Transportation/Civil Engineer Resource Assistant

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the Tonto National Forest are seeking a Resource Assistant who will survey and inspect National Forest System roads and road features and assist with transportation engineering construction projects to promote public health and safety, improve the Tonto National Forest transportation system, mitigate potential risks of erosion and flooding to at risk ecosystems, and reduce sedimentation in drainage systems, other ground surfaces, and bodies of water.

Position Responsibilities will include:

Road Condition Surveys
Performs field condition surveys of National Forest System roads to support the health, safety, and effective performance of the Tonto National Forest transportation system.
Follows established Forest Service survey and data collection protocols.
Road Sign Surveys
Conducts sign condition surveys along National Forest System roads that have been prioritized for sign replacement.
Follows established Forest Service survey and data collection protocols.
Transportation Project Monitoring
Assists with transportation project site visits and inspections.
Gathers data used to monitor progress of contractors or field crews in achieving contract requirements and complying with project specifications.
Follows established Forest Service inspection and data collection protocols.
Data Management
Downloads data from Avenza Pro mobile application and other electronic devices
Performs data entry into the engineering system of record or other applicable databases, and corrects or updates any errors.

Tagged as: Conservation, Development, Full Time

Qualifications:

Certificate or degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or a similar field that equips applicants with the knowledge of basic methods, techniques, and procedures to conduct engineering analyses, surveys, and inspections.
Ability to evaluate roads and road features for potential safety and performance deficiencies.
Ability to use Microsoft applications and Adobe Acrobat software to generate inspection reports, perform calculations, and manage/organize data.

Required Skills:

Experience working with GIS software - accessing data, creating layers, importing/exporting data, conducting geo-spatial analyses, and producing maps.
Technical proficiencies in data collection methods, including using digital tablets or other electronic devices.

About Conservation Legacy

Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

Stewards in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Regional Office are seeking a Resource Assistant to assist in administrative operations, program management, and database management for projects funded under the Great American Outdoors Act. These positions will serve the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region Regional Office and 11 National Forests across the region with professional civil engineering services in support of projects for the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) under the mentorship and advisement of agency engineers.

Application Instructions

How to Apply Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position. Please contact Roddy Cobb at [email protected] with any questions.