The project involves agricultural irrigation system evaluation and
performance on installed micro-irrigation practices cost-shared by the USDA
NRCS. NRCS will be evaluating and
comparing system performance on systems that were recently installed vs.
systems installed 3- 5 years ago.
Typical duties of a Civil Engineer,
Agricultural Science, or Soil Science Intern:
Learn NRCS irrigation water management (IWM)
principles and practices
Learn how to design an irrigation system for
Creating maps with ESRI ArcGIS desktop
Using NRCS Web Soil Survey for desktop analysis
Gain basic understanding of irrigation systems
Writing design reports for projects
Preparing sketches and photographs needed for
performing the design
Performing post-construction irrigation system
evaluations for projects. Helps Engineer determine system performance after
Collects field data and assures adequacy of
collected data. Processes and plots data
Note: There will be OJT (On Job Training) for all software programs and
field assessment tools not known to selected applicant.
Working conditions: Outdoors in a typical agricultural field setting.
10% in the office working with NRCS Engineer and
Civil Engineering Technician. Students will be based out of COS
90% in the field: This includes working in orchards collecting
flow measurements of irrigation water, walking orchard looking at emitter size
and placement, etc.
May operate motor vehicles. Must possess and
maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license