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Natural Resource Specialist, Recreation

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Various Locations, AZ, United States
Job Description

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all land, trails, special uses, and minerals management program activities.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found at Forest Service website.

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Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level.
  • Review and monitor natural resource management activities to prepare management recommendations of accomplishments.
  • Analyze the effects of management activities on natural resources for environmental assessments.
  • Provide advice on various types of recreation programs such as wilderness, recreation, historical trails, construction and maintenance for the development of recreation management plans.
  • Establish working relationships with federal, state, tribal and local agency partners to maintain natural resources management activities.
  • Provide advice in the administration of recreation programs and projects for new recreation facilities or activities.
  • Prepare oral and written communication for line officer review and approval.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits.

Job Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Basic Requirement: General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major field of study that included 24 semester hours in course work in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.

OR

Combination of education and experience that included 24 semester hours in course work in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, AND experience sufficient to demonstrate that I possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation that is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field needed to perform the work of the occupation.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-09 grade level:
Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; ORan appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education beyond 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Participated in the draft of annual work action plans for carrying out recreation management decisions; working alongside of senior members to develop potential recreational sites or areas for additional recreation use and planned development; and assisting with other resource management activities by analyzing the impact of those sources on the recreation program.

For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level OR three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (with coursework directly related to position being filled); OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: Provided input for the unit interdisciplinary planning teams; participated in development the unit program of work for all aspects or portions of the unit-planning program, advised, coordinated or reviewed the annual operating plans and budgets; and conducted routine environmental studies and evaluations and developed environmental analysis reports linking a variety of resources, such as; recreation, special uses, facilities, and travel management.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
 
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JOB DETAILS
POSTED
03 June 2019
CLOSES
02 August 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
TITLE / ROLE
Specialist
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Environmental Sciences