Positions Available in New Hampshire

Level III - Engineering Specialist

Location:  Durham, NH
Hourly Wage: $27.71     
Hours Per Week: 20
Temporary position for approximately 26 weeks


·         Must be 55 years of age or older

·         College graduate with a MA in Soil and/or Water Conservation, Soils, Engineering or other agricultural related field

·         Minimum of 15 years experience in engineering design, construction, and certification in conservation planning, applying conservation practices and providing technical assistance to landowners and farmers.

·         Professional Engineering Registration

·         NH Engineering license required

·        Valid and current New Hampshire driver’s license

·         Knowledge of landforms, ecological site principles and soil dynamics in order to assess the quality of data entered in the database

·         Knowledge of Soil Taxonomy and official soil descriptions in order to verify taxonomic completeness, currentness and accuracy


General Functions

·         Assist the State Engineer with various duties associated with design and construction of agricultural conservation program projects

·        Collaborate with other NRCS technical specialists as well as other Federal, State, professional and technical organizations involved engineering


Job Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Provide professional engineering services in field investigations, surveying, design, and construction checks.  Engineering authority or having a PE (professional engineering certification) will be required for the construction of conservation practices in accordance with standard designs and specifications for such practices as waste storage facilities, dams, and other engineering conservation practices (EQIP and WHIP)

·         Complete Planning and Implementation of soil and water conservation practices, including onsite Engineering Planning for EQIP & WHIP.

·         Construction Inspection involving travel to field or farm for survey, design, and construction checks.

·         Surveying Assistance and Follow-up with Contractors

·         Training to Field Office Staff regarding engineering, design, and construction

·         Coordination with State & Field Office Staff regarding farm bill programs and implementation


Please fax completed application to:  (626) 564-2659, Attn: Lillian Anchaleechamaikorn


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