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Civil Engineer Intern

Position Description:
This 24-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Forest Service, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in engineering.

Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepares completed road designs involving drainage structures, base and surfacing analysis, and special structures such as bin walls using basic survey data.
  • Plans and develops drawings, and prepares applicable portions of studies and analyses for various design submittals.
  • Works with associated engineering and other specialists during the design phase to assist in integrating design features on projects.
  • Develops and prepares competitive bidding cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects performed under a contract agreement and hired labor forces throughout the forest.
  • Develops construction specifications to ensure the proper use of materials and appropriate application of construction processes.
  • Develops specifications to complement and clarify the content and intent of drawings.

Degree Requirements:
Bachelor's in Engineering

Special Skills:
Revit, AutoCAD, GIS, graphic design tools

  • $17-$21/Hour 
  • $1,000/month Housing Stipend
  • Allowance available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with role and goals
  • Direct Hire Authority Eligibility – after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions.
  • Option for health insurance coverage during full-term

*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information please refer to or talk with a tax professional.

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