Title: Engineer (Civil/Hydraulic/Fisheries Professional) (18-1048)
Location: Boise, ID (83707)
Anticipated Start Date: July 16, 2018
Position Type: Full Year, Full Time, Hourly/Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes | www.psmfc.org/benefits
Salary Target: $2,550- $2,708 semi-monthly, DOE
Job Number: 18-1048
How to Apply: Online at www.psmfc.org/careers
Closing Date: June 19, 2018 at 9pm PT
The incumbent is required to provide engineering work, technical expertise and knowledge in performance of hydraulic and fisheries engineering services. Knowledge required in planning and conducting investigations involving feasibility and design of fish habitat and restoration improvements, in-stream structures, fluvial geomorphology, fish barrier assessments, and fish screens, in addition to general civil engineering practices. The incumbent will apply technical knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics to the engineering analysis of existing and proposed land and water projects and will make recommendations to integrate the needs of the fish and wildlife into the planning, design, construction and operation of these projects.
The incumbent must have knowledge of water resources engineering including the science of hydrology, hydraulic structures including fish passageways and instream habitat, design methods and procedures, properties and use of construction materials, standard specifications and pertinent codes, and the effect of groundwater, surface water, soil conditions, and stream dynamics on the design and adequacy of fish habitat improvements. The incumbent must have a fundamental understanding of aquatic ecology and the physiological and behavioral characteristics of several species of anadromous and resident fish and how such will relate to the design of hydraulic structures for fish passage and habitat. The incumbent will provide technical input into the development of new methodologies, procedures and guidelines to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitat.
The incumbent will assist Idaho Department of Fish and Game staff throughout the state to provide technical and field assistance for all aspects (from planning through implementation) of hydraulic projects designed to support fish and wildlife populations or to improve their habitats. Construction management and oversight of engineered designs also included.
Expected duty station is Boise, Idaho. Salmon and Lewiston, Idaho duty stations are negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications of incumbent. Frequent statewide travel and working outdoors in inclement conditions, will be required in this position.
Essential Functions: (The functions listed are characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this group and pay band. They are not all-inclusive. Individual positions may perform some or all, as well as other similar work.)
• Fisheries Engineering (or Engineer-In-Training) - Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for fish habitat improvements including fish ladders, fish screens, barriers, in-stream structures, fishing ponds, and stream improvements. Reviews fish screen and passage designs prepared by others for conformance with provided criteria. Evaluates barriers to fish migration and develops and directs the implementation of corrective measures.
• Staff Consultation - Provides statewide engineering support and consultation to staff and regional personnel on technical and engineering aspects on issues that impact fish and wildlife. Typical projects include culvert construction/modification, fish ladders, fish screens, fish barriers, water impoundments, wells, bank protection, stream restoration, erosion control, floodplain construction, and stream sediment transport issues.
• Field Investigations and Surveys - Assist fisheries and engineering staff in a wide range of complex field investigations and activities including site surveys, stream assessments, fishery project implementation and stream restoration projects. Conduct field surveys to develop topographic information required to complete thorough site analyses (e.g., project design, planning, and verification of field conditions).
• Administrative - Prepares project bid specifications, memos, letters, and contract management for construction according to the Idaho Public Works statutes.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
Education and/or experience providing knowledge of:
• Statics, dynamics
• Strength of materials
• Fluid mechanics, hydraulics
• Computer-aided drafting
• Other comparable areas of engineering science/physics such as such as geomorphology, sediment transport, or soil mechanics.
Additional Mandatory/Desirable Skills:
• valid state driver's license
• topographic field surveying
• AutoCAD Civil 3D
• hydraulic modeling software
• construction oversight experience
• coursework or experience in: open channel flow, hydraulic structures, fluvial geomorphology, and/or sediment transport
• knowledge of fish and invertebrate taxonomy
• knowledge of fish biology and salmonid life history
• habitat evaluation
• ability to write technical reports
• environmental permitting experience
• windows-based computer applications such as
o word processing
o database software
o topographic software
• ability to function well as a member of a team
Demands generally range from sedentary to moderate, which may include walking, climbing stairs and ladders, walking on cat walks, reaching, lifting, bending or extended periods of standing. Some employees may have rigorous physical demands requiring them to lift and carry buckets of water or gear weighing 40-45 pounds, engage in long daily periods of hiking, camp out for extended periods, or maintain footing in fast-moving water.
The work will be performed at a variety of locations, including office environments, and field locations, including river/stream locations, dams and buildings around the dams. The employee may be required to wear a hard hat, safety shoes, safety harness, and safety glasses in some situations. Field work includes exposure to all types of weather, slippery rocks or docks, trails, irregular terrain, insects, point oak, rough or fast-moving water, or cold water temperatures
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is an Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, you may call the PSMFC human resources office at (503) 595-3100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday. Reasonable accommodations for interviews will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
We maintain a drug-free workplace.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Degree in professional engineering (hydraulic, civil, electrical) and either an Idaho Professional Engineering license or the ability to obtain a license within the next two years.
All candidates must present six months of Specialized Experience** that is directly related to the work of the position.
**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, Specialized Experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.