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    This position is temporary,  has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months.   The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    This position is  located within the Huron-Manistee National Forest.  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a fully operating professional soil scientist.

    For Additional information about the duties of this position, please contact:
    Christopher Frederick at (231) 775-5023 ext 1-8703 or cfrederick@fs.fed.us

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    Conducts reconnaissance and detailed soil surveys including field and/or laboratory examination, description, classification, and mapping of soils.

    Prepares soil survey reports, watershed restoration plans, erosion control plans, soil resource improvement plans, soil management reports, and other special project reports for planners, designers, managers, and other users. Compiles reports on classification and mapping operations.

    Identifies alternative soil management practices for different groups of soils. Provides soil management services to other resources in carry out the goal of maintaining and improving soil productivity and controlling sediment to provide sustained yields of renewable resources.

    Follows established Forest Service procedures to evaluate, assess, and adjustment complex project or program plans to implement provisions of federal environmental standards. Examines data and completes reports in support of implementation plans, for state, local and federal environmental protection programs.

    Analyzes soils and related information and prepares appropriate interpretative material used to develop land management functional plans and resource plans for timber, water, range, recreation, wildlife, and guidelines for engineering soil stability and erosion control protection.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0470 Soil Science

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