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					                                                                                EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                    Page 1 of 12

 NAME:                                                                POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                    LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                             PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                      PRESENT    PLANNED
                                       SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                    TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                       LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                            ST    7    9    11   12
I.      Orientation for New Employees                                              See separate orientation plan

II.     NRCS Directive System                                                      Individual Manuals & Handbooks           OJT, Self Study (SS)
        A. General Manual                                                                                                                                   2    3     4    4     5
        B. National Engineering Manual                                                                                                                      2    3     4    5     5
        C. Field Office Technical Guide                                                                                                                     3    3     4    5     5
        D. National Engineering Handbook                                                                                                                    3    3     4    5     5
           1. Engineering Field Handbook
           2. Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook
        E. National Watersheds Manual                                                                                                                       2    3     4    4     4
        F. National Operation & Maintenance Manual                                                                                                          2    3     4    5     5

III.    NRCS Programs                                                              Policy manuals for specific program OJT, SS
        A.   EQIP                                                                                                                                           2    3     4    4     4
        B.   AMA                                                                                                                                            2    3     4    4     4
        C.   WHIP                                                                                                                                           2    3     4    4     4
        D.   WRP                                                                                                                                            2    3     4    4     4
        E.   PL-566                                                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     4
        F.   EWP                                                                                                                                            2    3     4    4     4
        G.   Watershed Rehabilitation                                                                                                                       2    3     4    4     4
        H.   Urban Assistance                                                                                                                               2    3     4    4     4
        I.   RC&D                                                                                                                                           2    3     4    4     4

IV. Engineering Basic Skills
        A. Engineering Surveys                                                     NEM 540, 544                             OJT, SS, Workshops
           1. Principles of Survey                                                 EFH-Chp 1; TR62; NEH 640                                                 3    4     5    5     5
           2. Equipment                                                            Textbooks                                                                3    4     4    5     5
              a. Types                                                             Equipment Operation Manuals
                 (1) Levels
                 (2) Transits
                 (3) Total Station
                 (4) Resource Grade GPS
                 (5) Survey Grade GPS
              b. Use
              c. Maintenance
           3. Types of Surveys                                                                                                                              3    4     4    5     5
              a. Preliminary
              b. Planning

       Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently    5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                    Page 2 of 12

NAME:                                                            POSITION:                Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                        PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                 PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                    TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                  LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                       ST    7    9    11   12
         c. Design
         d. Construction (layout and quantities)
         e. As-built
         f. Instrumentation & Monitoring
      4. Orders & Applicability                                                                                                                        3    4     5    5     5
      5. Procedures                                                                                                                                    3    4     5    5     5
      6. Notekeeping                                                                                                                                   3    4     5    5     5
      7. Calculations & Documentation                                                                                                                  3    4     5    5     5
      8. Managing & Directing Field Survey Crew                                                                                                        3    4     5    5     5
   B. Design Support Functions
      1. Topographic Maps                                                     EFH                                      OJT, SS                         3    4     5    5     5
         a. Delineation of drainage areas
         b. Area measurements
      2. Engineering Computations                                                                                                                      3    4     5    5     5
   C. Hydrology                                                               NEM 530                                  OJT, SS, Workshops
      1. Definition & terminology                                             NEH-4 (NEH 630)                          Hydrology Training Series       3    4     5    5     5
      2. Precipitation                                                        EFH-Chp 2                                 (HTS) 101, 201, 102            3    4     5    5     5
      3. Runoff Concepts                                                      National Weather Service Pubs            HTS 103, 203, 104, 204          3    4     5    5     5
      4. Time of Concentration                                                                                         HTS 105, 206A                   3    4     4    5     5
      5. Peak Discharge                                                                                                HTS 106                         3    4     4    5     5
         a. EFM, Chapter 2                                                                                             HTS 151                         3    4     4    5     5
         b. TR-55                                                             TR-55 Manual w/ MA supplements           HTS 206B, 206C, 251             3    3     4    5     5
         c. TR-20                                                             TR-20 Manual w/ MA supplements           Workshop, NEDC Course           2    3     4    4     5
         d. Rational method                                                   textbooks                                                                3    3     4    4     5
      6. Hydrographs                                                          NEH-4 (NEH 630)                          HTS 107, 207                    3    3     4    4     5
      7. Flood Routing                                                        NEH-4 (NEH 630)                                                          2    3     4    4     5
         a. Reservoir routing                                                                                          HTS 111, 212                    2    3     4    4     5
         b. Channel routing                                                                                            HTS 113                         2    3     4    4     5
      8. Design Hydrology for Dams                                                                                     HTS 109, 209                    3    3     4    4     5
         a. Policy & criteria                                                 NEM 520; TR-61                                                           3    4     4    5     5
         b. Hazard classification of dams                                     NEM 520; TR-62                                                           3    4     4    5     5
         c. Design storms                                                     NEH-4 (NEH 630); TR-60                                                   2    3     4    4     5
         d. SITES computer program                                            SITES program manual                     OJT, SS, Workshops              2    3     4    4     5
         e. Dam breach analysis                                                                                        OJT, SS, Workshops              2    3     4    4     5




  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision    4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 3 of 12

NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12
      9. Dam Safety                                                           NEM, Fed. Dam Safety Guidelines         OJT, SS                         3    3     4    4     5
          a. NRCS dam safety policy                                           NEH 606                                                                 3    4     4    4     5
          b. NRCS dam inventory                                               NEM 520                                                                 2    3     4    4     5
          c. Mass. dam safety regulations                                     MA Regulations                                                          3    4     4    4     5
      10. Watershed Yield                                                     NEH-4 (NEH 630)                         HTS 116, 216                    2    3     4    4     5
   D. Hydraulics                                                              NEM 530
      1. Open Channel                                                         NEH-5 (NEH 634)                         OJT, SS, HTS 112                3    3     4    5     5
          a. Basic concepts, parameters, flow regimes                         EFH-Chp 3                               NEDC - NPEG Course              3    3     4    5     5
          b. Stage-dischage relationships                                     Textbooks                                                               3    3     4    5     5
          c. Manning's Equation                                                                                                                       3    3     4    5     5
          d. Earth and vegetated channels                                                                                                             3    3     4    5     5
             (1) Waterways and diversions                                     TP61, Ag Hnbk 668                                                       3    3     4    5     5
             (2) Auxilliary spillways for dams                                NEH 628, EFH-Chp 11, TRs                                                2    3     3    4     5
          e. Steady flow and backwater                                        NEH-4 (NEH 630); Hec-Ras, WSP2                                          2    3     4    5     5
          f. Water surface profiles                                           NEH-4 (NEH 630); Hec-Ras, WSP2                                          2    3     4    4     5
          g. Culvert hydraulics                                               EFH-Chp 3, WSP2, FHWA                                                   3    3     4    5     5
          h. Channel flow and design                                          NEH-5, EFH-Chp 3, TR-25                                                 2    3     4    4     5
      2. Structure Hydraulics                                                 NEH-5 (NEH 634)                  OJT, SS, Worshops                      3    3     4    5     5
          a. Basic concepts, parameters, terminology                          EFH-Chp 3 & 6, TRs, Design Notes NEDC- NPEG Course                      3    4     4    5     5
          b. Flow Types                                                                                                                               3    4     4    5     5
             (1) Weir                                                                                                                                 3    4     4    5     5
             (2) Orifice                                                                                                                              3    4     4    5     5
             (3) Pipe                                                                                                                                 3    4     4    5     5
          c. Head-discharge relationships                                                                                                             3    4     4    5     5
          d. Drop Inlets                                                                                                                              3    4     4    5     5
          e. Drop Structures                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     5
          f. Rock Chutes                                                      ARS Research Paper (Robinson)                                           2    3     4    4     5
          g. Outlet Structures                                                                                                                        3    3     4    5     5
          h. Auxilliary Spillways                                             NEH 628, EFH-Chp 11, TRs                                                2    3     4    4     5
          i. Pump Hydraulics                                                  NEH-15, Chp 8 (NEH 634)                                                 2    3     4    4     5
             (1) Types, ratings                                               Irrigation Training Toolbox                                             2    3     4    4     5
             (2) Power & efficiency evaluations                                                                                                       2    3     4    4     5
             (3) Matching pump to water needs                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     5
      3. Flow Measurement                                                     NEH-15, Chp 9                                                           2    3     4    4     5
          a. Open channels                                                                                                                            2    3     4    4     5
          b. Closed conduits                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     5




  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 4 of 12

NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                    TRAINING METHODS                      GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12
   E. Geology
      1. State Geology                                                        USGS, Textbooks                           OJT, SS                       2    3     4    4     4
         a. General state geology
         b. Groundwater
         c. Rules, regulations, permits
      2. Engineering Geology                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     4
         a. Groundwater                                                       NEH-18 (NEH 631 & 638)                    OJT, SS, Worshops
            (1) Basic principles                                              Textbooks                                 NEDC- NPEG Course
            (2) Monitoring depth & hydraulic head
            (3) Spring development
         b. Preliminary Site Investigation                                    NEM 531
            (1) Air photo interpretation                                      NEH-8 (NEH 631)
            (2) Field reconnaissance (subsurface investigation)
            (3) Geology field logs
            (4) Geologic hazards
      3. Sedimentation Geology                                                NEM 531                                                                 2    3     4    4     4
         a. Erosion                                                           NEH-3 (NEH 632)
            (1) Processes (sheet, concentrated flow, shear stress)
            (2) RUSLE (sheet & rill erosion)                                  RUSLE Handbook
            (3) Direct Volume (gully, streambank, landslide)                  NEH-3 (NEH 632)
            (4) Irrigation induced erosion                                    Irrigation Guide, Irr. Training Toolbox
         b. Sediment Yield                                                    NEH-3 (NEH 632)
         c. Erosion & Sediment Damage Quantification
            (1) Impacts on productivity
            (2) Water quality
            (3) Loss of reservoir capacity
            (4) Changed land use
            (5) Damage report
         d. Reservoir Sedimentation
            (1) Sediment yield
            (2) Trap efficiency
            (3) Sediment storage requirements
         e. Channel Sedimentation                                             TR-25; Textbooks
            (1) Fluvial geomorphology
            (2) Aggration & Degradation of channels




  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 5 of 12

NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12
   F. Soil Mechanics                                                          NEM 533                                 OJT, SS, NEDC-NPEG
      1. Soil Classification                                                  EFH-Chp 4; NEH 633                      Soil Mechanics Training         3    4     4    5     5
         a. Unified (USCS) system (lab)                                       ASTM D-2487                                Series (SMTS) - 1
         b. USCS (field)
         c. AASHTO system                                                     AASHTO Std                              SMTS-2
         d. USDA textural system                                                                                      SMTS-3
      2. Index tests                                                          ASTM Specs                              OJT, SS, NEDC-NPEG              3    4     4    5     5
         a. Gradation                                                         EFH-Chp 4; NEH 633
         b. Atterberg limits
         c. Specific gravity
         d. Compaction                                                                                                SMTS-5
      3. Volume Weight Relationships                                                                                  SMTS-4                          3    4     4    5     5
      4. Field Tests                                                          NEH-8 (NEH 631); NEH-19 (646)           OJT, SS, NEDC-NPEG              3    3     4    5     5
      5. Qualitative Behavior of Soils                                                                                OJT, SS, NEDC-NPEG              3    3     4    5     5
         a. Qualitative behavior by USCS class
         b. Qualitative behavior using NASIS soils tables
      6. Engineering Properties                                               Soil Mechanics for Structural           OJT, SS, NEDC-NPEG              3    3     4    5     5
         a. Permeability                                                        Measures Course Notebook
         b. Consolidation                                                     Soil Mechanics textbooks
         c. Shear strength
         d. Lateral earth pressure
      7. Seepage Analysis                                                                                                                             3    3     4    4     5
         a. Seepage equations
         b. Quantity of flow
      8. Seepage Control                                                                                                                              3    3     4    4     5
         a. Filters
         b. Drains
         c. Cutoffs
         d. Soil sealing
         e. Geosynthetics
         f. Blankets
         g. Embankment zoning
      9. Settlement                                                                                                                                   3    3     4    4     5
         a. Bearing capacity
         b. Total movement
         c. Differential settlement




  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
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NAME:                                                                POSITION:                Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                            PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                     PRESENT    PLANNED
                                     SUBJECT                                           REFERENCE MATERIAL                    TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                      LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                           ST    7    9    11   12
         10. Slope Stability                                                      Textbooks                                OJT, SS, Workshop               3    3     4    4     5
             a. Theory and criteria
             b. Graphical analysis
         11. Material Evaluation                                                  NEM 543                           OJT, NPEG, Workshop                    3    4     4    5     5
             a. Riprap                                                            TRs, Design Notes
             b. Filters                                                           NEH 633
             c. Geosynthetics                                                     DN 24, Geotech Fabric Spec. Guide
         12. Soil Modification                                                    Textbooks                         OJT, SS                                3    3     4    4     5
         13. Construction Control Testing                                         NEH-19 (NEH 646)                  OJT, SS                                3    3     4    4     5
             a. Identification of soils for placement
             b. Quality control of dry unit weight
             c. Quality control of water content
      G. Water Quality                                                            Introduction to Water Quality            OJT, SS
         1. NRCS Water Quality Policy                                                Course Workbook                       NEDC - Introduction to          2    3     4    4     5
         2. Pollution Constituents                                                                                          Water Quality Course           2    3     4    4     4
         3. Pollutant Delivery Mechanisms                                                                                                                  2    3     4    4     4
      H. Landscape Architecture                                                   LA Notes; NEH 635                        OJT, SS
         1. Landscape Resource Basics                                                                                                                      3    4     4    4     4
         2. Landscape Design Tools                                                                                                                         3    4     4    4     4
      I. Economics                                                                Cost Data Publications                   OJT, SS
         1. Cost and Return                                                       Textbooks                                                                3    4     4    4     5
         2. Cost Estimating                                                       FOTG                                                                     3    4     4    4     5

V.    Soils
      A. NRCS Soil Survey Program                                                 National Soils Handbook                  OJT, SS                         2    3     3    4     4
      B. Understanding the Soil Survey Report                                     National Survey Manual                   OJT, SS                         2    3     4    4     4
         1. Horizon Identification
         2. Soil Descriptions
         3. Soil Classification
         4. Soil Correlation
         5. Soil - Water Relationships                                            NEH-15 (NEH 623); Irrigation Guide
         6. Soil Interpretations
         7. NASIS Database




     Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand    3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently    5 = Proficient and can Train Others
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NAME:                                                             POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                        PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                 PRESENT    PLANNED
                                   SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                  LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                       ST    7    9    11   12

VI. Plant Sciences
    A. Plant Growth Characteristics                                            NEH-15 (NEH 623); Irrigation Guide OJT, SS, Workshop                    3    3     4    4     4
       1. Rooting Depth
       2. Moisture Extraction Patterns
       3. Seasonal & Peak ET Rates
       4. Effect of Climatic Factors
       5. Plant-Soil-Water Relationships
       6. Critical Crop Stage Concepts
    B. Yield Response of Plants to Water & Nutrients                                                                                                   2    3     3    4     4
    C. Estimating Crop ET                                                                                                                              2    3     3    4     4
    D. Irrigation Requirements                                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     4

VII. Planning                                                                  NEM 510
    A. Conservation Planning                                                   National Planning Procedures            OJT, SS                         2    3     4    4     4
       1. Nine step planning process                                             Handbook                              NRCS Conservation Planning
       2. SWAPA & cultural resources                                                                                    Course, Modules 1-8
       3. Resource Management Systems
       4. Measures and practices
       5. Inventory & evaluation (I&E) reports
       6. Operation & maintenance of practices                                 National O&M Manual
    B. Project Planning                                                        NEH 610                                                                 2    3     3    4     4
    C. Emergency Watershed Protection Program                                  EWP Program Manual                      OJT, SS                         2    3     3    4     4
    D. Watershed Rehabilitation Program                                                                                CD-ROM Training                 2    3     3    3     4

VIII. Design
    A. Design Process                                                          NEM 511                                 OJT, SS
       1. Design Objectives & Procedures                                       NEH 611                                 NEDC - NPEG Course              2    3     4    4     5
       2. Design Review Process                                                                                                                        2    3     4    4     5
       3. Job Approval Authority Process & Procedures                          NEM 501                                                                 2    3     4    5     5
       4. Documentation Requirements                                           NEM 511                                                                 2    3     4    5     5
          a. Design Folders
          b. Design Reports




   Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
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NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12
      5. Technical References                                                 Individual References                                                   2    3     4    5     5
         a. National Engineering Manual
         b. National Engineering Handbook Series
         c. Technical Releases & Notes
         d. Field Office Technical Guide (including eFOTG)
         e. State references
         f. Professional Society publications
      6. Preparation of Design Drawings                                       NEM 541; EFH-Chp 5                                                      3    3     4    5     5
         a. Minimum requirements
         b. Use of standard drawings
      7. Preparation of Specifications                                        NEM 542; NEH 642                                                        3    3     4    5     5
         a. Construction specifications
         b. Material specifications
         c. Reference specifications
      8. Operation & Maintenance Plan                                         National O&M Manual; NEH 613                                            2    3     4    5     5
   B. Structural Design                                                       NEM 536
      1. Reinforced Concrete                                                  NEH-6; ACI Codes; PCA Pubs.             OJT, SS                         2    3     3    3     3
         a. Slabs (Subgrade Drag Theory)                                      Textbooks                               NEDC - NPEG Course              2    3     3    4     4
         b. Retaining walls                                                                                                                           2    3     3    3     3
         c. Footings                                                                                                                                  2    3     3    4     4
         d. Codes                                                                                                                                     2    3     3    3     3
         e. Pre-cast systems                                                                                                                          2    3     3    3     3
      2. Timber                                                               Timber Design Manuals                   OJT, SS                         2    3     3    3     3
         a. Codes & Specifications                                            BOCA, MA Building Code                                                  2    3     3    3     3
         b. Loads & safety factors                                                                                                                    2    3     3    3     3
         c. Beams, girders & columns                                                                                                                  2    3     3    3     3
         d. Connections & detailing                                                                                                                   2    3     3    3     3
         e. Fabrication practice                                                                                                                      2    3     3    3     3
   C. NRCS Structures
      1. Conduit design                                                       NEH-6, TRs, Design Notes, Texts         OJT, SS                         2    3     3    4     4
      2. Earth and vegetated channels                                         EFH-Chp 3; TR-25, Ag Hdbk 667                                           2    3     4    5     5
      3. Drop structures & spillways                                          EFH-Chp 3; NEH-11; NEH-14                                               2    3     4    4     5
      4. Rock chutes                                                          ARS Research Papers                                                     2    3     4    4     5




  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
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NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT    PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL      LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12

IX. Construction
   A. Safety
      1. OSHA and NRCS policy                                                 NEM 503                                 OJT, SS                         3    3     4    5     5
      2. Trench safety                                                        OSHA Regulations, Pt. 1926                                              3    3     4    5     5
      3. Utilities                                                                                                                                    3    3     4    5     5
   B. Construction Operations
      1. Methods of Installation                                              NEM 512                                                                 2    3     4    4     5
         a. Construction equipment                                            NEH-19 (NEH 646)                        OJT, SS                         2    3     4    4     4
         b. Concrete placement                                                EFH-Chp 17                              NEDC - NPEG Course              2    3     4    5     5
            (1) Design mix
            (2) Forming
            (3) Reinforcing steel
            (4) Placing & curing
         c. Earthwork construction                                                                                                                    2    3     4    5     5
            (1) Moisture & compaction control
            (2) Placement of filters, bedding, rock
            (3) Geosynthetics installation
         d. Pipeline systems                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     5
         e. Wood fabrication                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     5
      2. Materials Testing                                                    NEM 512, 542, 543                                                       2    3     4    4     5
         a. Concrete                                                          NEH-19, 642, 643, 646                                                   2    3     4    4     5
         b. Earthfill                                                         ASTM Specs                                                              2    3     4    4     5
         c. Drainfill                                                                                                                                 2    3     4    4     5
         d. Rock riprap                                                                                                                               2    3     4    4     5
         e. Geosynthetics                                                     Geotech Fabric Spec. Guide                                              2    3     4    4     5
      3. Records and reports                                                                                                                          2    3     4    5     5
   C. Formal Contracts
      1. Types & Purposes of Procurements                                     NEM 512                                 OJT, SS                         2    3     3    4     5
      2. Formal Advertising                                                   NEH-19                                  NEDC - NPEG Course              2    3     3    4     5
      3. Contract Award                                                       CGCAM, FAR                              Federal Acquisition Institute   2    3     3    4     5
      4. Contract Administration                                                                                           Online University          2    3     3    4     5
         a. Duties & responsibilities                                                                                 NEDC - Contract                 2    3     3    4     5
         b. Pre-construction conference                                                                                    Administration Course      2    3     3    4     5
         c. Maintaining contract records                                                                                                              2    3     3    4     5
         d. Progress reports                                                                                                                          2    3     3    4     5
         e. Payment estimates                                                                                                                         2    3     3    4     5
         f. Contract modifications                                                                                                                    2    3     3    4     5
         g. Operations management                                                                                                                     2    3     3    4     5
            (1) Layout of work
            (2) Construction drawings

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                                                                              EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 10 of 12

NAME:                                                               POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                          PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                   PRESENT     PLANNED
                                     SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                    LEVEL       LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                         ST    7    9    11   12
               (3) Specifications
               (4) Contract completion requirements
               (5) Coordination of disciplines
          5. Operation and Maintenance Responsiblities                                                                                                   2    3     3    4     5

X.    Waste Management Systems
      A. Planning of Waste Management Systems
         1. Laws, Regulations & NRCS Policies                                    Agricultural Waste Management           OJT, SS                         2    3     4    5     5
         2. Resource considerations                                                Field Handbook                        Ag. Waste Management            2    3     4    4     5
         3. Affects of animal waste on the resources                             AFO/CAFO Regulations                     System - A Primer              2    3     4    4     5
         4. Agricultural waste properties                                                                                Ag. Waste Management            2    3     4    5     5
         5. Geologic & ground water considerations                                                                        System - Level 2               2    3     4    4     5
         6. Landscape element considerations                                                                             NEDC - NPEG Course              2    3     4    4     4
         7. Concept of total waste management system                                                                                                     2    3     4    4     5
      B. Agricultural Waste Component Design                                     Agricultural Waste Management
         1. Production components                                                  Field Handbook                                                        2    3     4    4     5
         2. Collection components                                                Northeast Regional Agricultural                                         2    3     4    4     5
         3. Storage components                                                    Engineering Services (NRAES)                                           2    3     4    4     5
         4. Treatment components                                                 Midwest Planning Services pubs.                                         2    3     4    4     5
            a. Composting facilities                                             NEH 637, Chp 2
            b. Wastewater treatment strips
            c. Constructed wetlands                                              NEH 637, Chp 3
         5. Transfer components                                                                                                                          2    3     4    4     5
         6. Utilization components                                                                                                                       2    3     4    4     5
         7. Ancillary components                                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     5
         8. Lining of facilities                                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     5
      C. Nutrient Management                                                                                                                             2    3     3    4     4
      D. Equipment                                                                                                                                       2    3     4    4     5
      E. Operation, Maintenance & Safety                                                                                                                 2    3     4    4     5
      F. Computer Software                                                                                                                               2    3     4    4     5
      G. Sampling & Monitoring                                                                                                                           2    3     3    4     4




     Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 11 of 12

NAME:                                                             POSITION:              Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT     PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL       LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12

XI. Water Management
   A. Irrigation                                                              NEM 523
      1. Irrigation Planning                                                  NEH-15 (NEH 623)                        OJT, SS, Workshop               2    3     4    4     5
           a. Inventory of Resources                                          EFH-Chp 15                              Irrigation Training Toolbox
           b. Analysis of Soil-Plant-Water Resources                          National Irrigation Guide
           c. Irrigation Theory                                               Massachusetts Irrigation Guide
           d. Selecting Irrigation Methods                                    Irrigation Training Toolbox
           e. System Requirements                                             NRAES publications
           f. Farm Distribution System                                        Textbooks
           g. Irrigation Operations Plan
           h. Water Use and Management Plan
      2. Irrigation System Design                                                                                                                     2    3     3    4     5
           a. System Requirements
           b. Pumping Plant Requirements
           c. System Designs
              (1) Sprinkler systems
              (2) Trickle systems
              (3) Mainline, lateral & manifold design
              (4) Filters, valves & appurtenances
           d. Water Supply Analysis and Design
      3. Irrigation Water Management                                                                                                                  2    3     4    4     5
           a. Principles of Irrigation Water Application
           b. Evaluation of Irrigation System
           c. Pumping Plant Evaluation Concepts
           d. Analysis of Evaluation Data
              (1) Distribution uniformity
              (2) Irrigation losses
              (3) Application efficiency
              (4) Cost for irrigation application
              (5) Potential efficiencies
              (6) System & management changes needed
              (7) Potential savings of water, energy, nutrients
           e. Measurement of Irrigation Water
   B. Wetlands
      1. Laws, Regulations, and Rules                                         Agency, Federal, State, & Local         OJT, SS                         2    3     3    4     4
      2. NRCS Wetland Policies                                                 Wetland Laws & Regulations                                             2    3     4    4     4
      3. Wetland Functions and Classifications                                EFH-Chp 19                                                              2    3     3    3     3
      4. Wetland Reserve Program                                              WRP Program Manual                                                      2    3     3    3     3
   C. Drainage
      1. Analysis of Soil-Plant-Water Relationships                           NEH-14 (NEH 624)                        OJT, SS                         2    3     4    4     5

  Proficiency Levels: 1 = Aware    2 = Understand   3 = Perform with Supervision   4 = Apply Independently   5 = Proficient and can Train Others
                                                                           EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - PROFICIENCY MODEL                                                                   Page 12 of 12

NAME:                                                            POSITION:               Civil Engineer                                   LOCATION:                   GS:          DATE:

                                                                                                                                                       PROFICIENCY LEVELS BY
                                                                                                                                                                                PRESENT     PLANNED
                                  SUBJECT                                          REFERENCE MATERIAL                   TRAINING METHODS                       GRADE
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEVEL       LEVEL
                                                                                                                                                      ST    7    9    11   12
        2. Drainage Theory                                                    EFH-Chp 14                                                              2    3     4    4     5
        3. Design of Surface Drainage Systems                                                                                                         2    3     4    4     5
        4. Design of Subsurface Drainage Systems                                                                                                      2    3     4    4     5

XII. Urban Conservation Systems
    A. Federal, State & Local Regulations                                     Federal, State, & Local Laws,           OJT, SS, Workshops
       1. EPA Phase I & Phase II Programs                                       Regulations & Ordinances                                              2    3     3    4     4
       2. DEP Stormwater Standards                                            MA DEP NPS Management Manual                                            2    3     3    4     4
       3. Local Town bylaws & City Ordinances                                   (MegaManual)                                                          2    3     3    4     4
    B. Erosion and Sediment Control                                           MA Erosion & Sediment Control           OJT, SS
       1. Best Management Practices                                             Guidelines                                                            2    3     4    4     5
    C. Storm Water Management                                                                                         OJT, SS
       1. Water Quality                                                       Various State Stormwater Design                                         2    3     4    4     4
          a. Pollutants of concern                                              Manuals
          b. Affected resources
          c. Best management practices
       2. Water Quantity                                                                                                                              2    3     4    4     4
          a. Best management practices
             (1) Detention
             (2) Retention
             (3) Infiltration




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