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This position is located in the Branch of Decision Support within the Division of Decision Support, Planning and National Environmental Policy Act (WO-211) in Washington, DC. Information about the area can be found at http://dc.gov/DC/.
The Division of Decision Support, Planning and NEPA is responsible for Bureau policy and leadership in socioeconomics – the human dimension. As a Planning and Environmental Analyst (Social Sciences), the employee supports the Bureau’s responsibilities and activities pertaining to the human dimensions of the planning system, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities, resource assessment, community support, ecosystem sciences, resource economics, and resource conservation and use. The employee works with the Senior Social Scientist on projects addressing the challenges of resource management to understand and negotiate competing human interests regarding public lands and resources. The employee participates in development of national socioeconomic program objectives, procedures, and policy; works as a member of interdisciplinary teams; and coordinates with BLM staffs and partners to increase understanding of the human dimensions and develop tools needed to implement policies.