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About the Position:
This is a Supervisory Natural Resources Specialist, GS-0401-11 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Operations Division, Hugo Area Office and will be located in Sawyer, OK.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.


In this position, you will assist the Supervisory Natural Resources Manager with managing a large geographical area, which includes five reservoir projects with natural resource and recreation programs. You will share in the responsibility for developing and executing the planning and management of natural and man-made resources and the operation and maintenance of all structures, roads and appurtenances. Typical duties of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing of a variety of complex and sometimes controversial natural resource management and protection programs (i.e. fish and wildlife management, soil conservation, forestry and vegetation management, fire protection, cultural resources protection, flood damage reduction, and encroachments on public lands).
  • Long-term planning through the use of Operations Management Plans and short-term planning by executing annual management programs.
  • Assisting in establishing and overseeing the continuing program of land and water patrols and inspections to prevent unauthorized use, trespass or destruction of property, and ensure visitor compliance with usage rules and regulations.
  • Coordinating and managing operation and management of recreation facilities, including campground, picnic areas, boat launching ramps, multiple marinas, historical sites, etc.
  • Monitoring and evaluating recreation trends for planning future facilities, methods of work, and programs.
  • Attending public meetings to discuss pertinent regulations, laws, and policies governing the use of land, water, and facilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining continuing working relationships with personnel of Federal and state agencies to exchange ideas and information on methods, problems, and development of mutual interest to coordinate work on adjoining lands, or to plan and coordinate joint projects.
  • Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Supervising and reviewing all aspects of the work of subordinate employees.
  • Reviewing job descriptions, evaluating employee performance, identifying training needs, interviewing candidates, etc.


Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel (TDY) may be required up to 15% of the time.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Moving Expenses (PCS) are authorized, but DoD National Relocation Program (DNRP) services are not authorized.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Department of Army Civilian Employees

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