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Engineering Technician Intern *AmeriCorps*-Idaho
Idaho Conservation Corps & Payette National Forest
$3,125 living allowance, prorated on a pay period (monthly) basis, a $1,527.45 education award upon completion of the 450 hours of service. The incumbent will receive training in CPR/First Aid & defensive driving. Housing is provided.
The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Engineering Technician summer intern from May 29th through August 17th 2018. The incumbent will be paired with a permanent Forest Service Engineer to inspect construction projects, roads, and other structures on National Forest lands. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).
Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern will shadow engineering employees as they perform their duties. These duties will include inspecting construction projects, surveying roads, inspecting timber sale contracts, inspecting road and trail bridges, and performing sign maintenance. Other tasks may include filing and other light office work. The hire can expect moderately strenuous activity including walking in rough and uneven terrain and utilizing hand tools for road maintenance. Time will be spent: 60%-monitoring/evaluating road/facility conditions, 10%-surveying AOP/bridge sites, 10%-planting native species on disturbed construction sites, 5%-data entry, 5%-other duties as needed.
• Willingness to work as part of a small team
• Current driver’s license.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 30lbs
• Ability to work outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
• Experience reading maps and attention to detail
• Previous experience using GPS units