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    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this position is being extended for an additional three business days. Applicants who applied to this announcement 18-GVQ4-0470-11-FS2601-G need NOT reapply.

    There are two positions available. One is located on the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, MN.  One is located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Kamiah, ID. 

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    Provides technical expertise in analyzing soil related information related to the land management planning process. Formulates and recommends Forest short range programs for soils management and provides technical evaluation and support to the development of long range plans. 

    Conducts reconnaissance and detailed soil surveys in areas of moderate complexity.  Is completely responsible for development and interpretation of soil survey legend.  

    Provides soil related information needed to develop and maintain the Forest Land Management Plan, compartment examination prescriptions, and other project proposals and environmental analyses. Serves on interdisciplinary teams conducting environmental analyses of proposed projects.

    Serves as a technical expert on environmental programs that involve complex and conflicting program goals and requirements. Monitors ongoing projects to evaluate the effects of management practices on the soil.

    Prepares inventory reports which include inventory descriptions, and map unit descriptions characteristics. Prepares technical papers.

    Advises land managers of capabilities and limitations of soils for a variety of contemplated uses and activities (e.g., timber sales, watershed rehabilitation projects, transportation planning, or recreation development).

    Conducts training of personnel in the use and application of exploratory soil surveys.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for trainings and meetings may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0470 Soil Science

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