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This position is located in the South-Central California Area Office, Resources Management Division, Environmental Compliance Branch, in Fresno, CA. For more information on the Fresno area visit: http://www.fresno.gov/DiscoverFresno/default.htm
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
Position may be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 level. At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent serves as a Natural Resources Specialist.
The duties of this position are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-11. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: Promotion is not automatic.
At the GS-11 level:
-Reviews and evaluates plans and proposals to determine impacts from water delivery, new construction, and major maintenance projects.
-Develops, prepares, and processes environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, categorical exclusion checklists, environmental commitment plans, environmental portions of planning reports, resource management plans, and other environmental and scientific documents.
-Ensures professional documents prepared are in full compliance with pertinent environmental laws, policies, and procedures.
-Inspects public land and water areas to evaluate compliance with agreements.
-Tracks environmental commitments in NEPA documents.
-Coordinates NEPA compliance for projects with Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance with the ESA Team, as well as Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance with the Regional Office.
-In day-to-day operations, interacts with other technical segments of the Regional Office and Natural Resources Specialists in Reclamation's Denver and Washington offices, and personnel in other project offices concerning environmental matters that may affect various planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance phases and research efforts.
-Provides Reclamation's viewpoint to interagency teams and other groups. Represents Reclamation on interagency teams, task forces, and cooperative working groups involved in activities relating to the Region's environmental programs to represent general Reclamation positions, as well as provide environmental expertise.
Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 20% of the time.
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