The WAP Engineer will serve as a program engineer to work cooperatively in the planning, design and implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Watershed Agricultural Program (WAP).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) and WAC Agricultural structural BMPs to include but not limited to; light planning assistance, project cost estimating, surveying, design package development with all applicable specifications, drawings, calculations and all pertinent Operation & Maintenance Agreements (O&M’s). Field implementation of BMP structural design packages following WAC Policies, WAP procurement, guidelines and SOP’s.
Provide official design package checking and NYS stamped approval as assigned.
Guide WAP technical staff as assigned, in their BMP project design package development including but not limited to: Drawings, specification writing, typical development and revision, all necessary calculations, O&M writing and development, etc.
Develop new “WAC BMPs” as assigned following WAC policy and WAP guidelines. This may include Research & Development of standards, specifications and typical development with cost and component estimates, etc.
Provide general overview and guidance for the WAP/WAC Erosion & Sediment Control plans. This includes but not limited to: E & S C plan development and approval, training and site inspections for the WAP projects as assigned. This will include working with applicable agencies to obtain proper permitting.
Assist Engineering and Technician Coordinator in revising existing WAC BMPs as assigned.
Provide engineering assistance to planning staff as requested.
Assist with construction oversight as needed.
Provide staff training as assigned.
Develop WAC/WAP implementation Policies, Guidelines and SOPs as required and/or assigned.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Works under the direct supervision of the Technician and Engineering Coordinator or his/her designee
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field required.
Provide successful certification of PE license or the ability to obtain PE within 24 months.
Have the ability to use said approval in New York State in our related conservation engineering fields.
Knowledge of farming practices on dairy and other livestock operations.
Computer knowledge including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
AutoCAD Civil3D design experience required.
Knowledge of ArcGIS and related GIS related software a plus.
Survey skills required, digital survey skills are preferred.
Must demonstrate ability to work independently, manage workload effectively, demonstrate good organizational skills and display self starting ability.
Ability to maintain a professional working relationship.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain a professional working relationship within a team setting.
Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Must have a valid and current driver's license.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including but not limited to 8% employer contribution to 403(b) pension, health, vision and dental insurance (employer pays 95% of cost of plan), and portable term life insurance policy.
About Watershed Agricultural Council
Celebrating its 20th year in 2013, the Council continues to protect both the rural, land-based economy of the watershed region and the drinking water quality of a reservoir system that serves over nine million New Yorkers. Partnering with farmers, agri-businesses, woodland owners, forest industry professionals and others, the Council furthers both regional business profitability and environmental stewardship. It also assists private landowners in using a variety of best management practices, education, tools and approaches, such as conservation easements, to keep property within a working landscape. The Council protects over 24,000 acres of farmland through conservation easements, and works with over 500 farmers and 1,000 forest landowners in the Croton, Catskill and Delaware Watersheds. Working extensively through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies and community stakeholders, the Council's collaborations support a watershed management industry that employs hundreds of people throughout the region. Funded in part by New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S.D.A and other sources, the Watershed Agricultural ...Council and its programs can be found at nycwatershed.org. The Council oversees the regional buy local economic initiative Pure Catskills that connects regional farm, food and wood product businesses who depend on working landscapes and their products to consumers and outside markets through direct marketing and online campaigns. Over 200 member businesses band together for brand recognition and consumer recognition under this regional branding campaign. For more on Pure Catskills, visit purecatskills.com