Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-03020003-11989G-BC.  Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

This position is located on the Carson National Forest, Jicarilla Ranger District, Bloomfield, NM.  For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Anthony Madrid, District Ranger, at 505-320-4083 or email

This position is located on the Jicarilla Ranger District.  Incumbent is responsible for performing work involved in natural resources planning and environmental law compliance, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The Jicarilla Ranger District is located within one of the largest known basin for gas and oil development in the United States, the San Juan Basin.  There are 134 oil & gas leases and 850 active natural gas wells located on the District.  There is also approximately 500 miles of pipelines and 400 miles of roads which service the gas wells on the District.  The District also has a very active partnership program in the area of watershed/wildlife habitat restoration.


Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Develops annual program of work for the district NEPA program. Forecasts projected financial, administrative, and staffing needs for unit programs.

Serves as the main point of contact for NEPA activities on the unit. Provides direction and guidance during the NEPA process. Serves as lead for interdisciplinary teams carrying out environmental studies, and ensures NEPA documents are in accordance with law, regulations and policy. Formulates documents, e.g., decision memos, environmental assessments, environmental Impact statements and related instruments.

Develops plans for specific areas of accountability (ie., water, soils, habitat management, etc.). Facilitates project planning between inter and intra agency organizations that partner with the Forest Service.

Conducts field surveys and accomplishes technical reconnaissance to gather information required to define objectives.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No