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    Summary

    This position is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, in the Resource Management Division, and is a term full-time appointment.

    TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months; may be extended. Total time may not exceed four years without further competition.

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    Responsibilities

    This position resides within the Resources Management Division of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and is duty stationed at Bartlett Cove, Alaska. The position focuses on the environmental compliance of park activities in the context of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental laws and regulations, including the Wilderness Act and National Park Service (NPS) regulations, policies, and guidelines. In the course of these duties the incumbent:

    • Researches and prepares environmental compliance documents.
    • Oversees internal review, and public involvement and review, as appropriate.
    • Facilitates meetings with the general public, interest groups, and government representatives.
    • Appropriately engages park staff in environmental compliance procedures and reviews.
    • Lead/coordinate interdisciplinary compliance teams.
    • Provides timely oral and written consultations in response to superintendent and division chiefs regarding environmental compliance procedures and documents.
    • Oversees park responses/reviews of environmental compliance processes/documents as requested by other agencies.
    • Analyzes NPS project work for potential environmental effects and ensures compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
    • Analyzes problems in the field of compliance and recommends solutions.
    • Prepares and manages contracts/agreements for compliance-related work, evaluates work products, and recommends obligation of funds for projects.
    • As appropriate, coordinates environmental compliance processes at several interagency levels including the Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, other parks, the NPS regional office, State agencies, and other governmental and non-governmental resource and regulatory entities.
    • As an expert, represents the NPS position on issues involving NPS environmental policies and procedures.
    • Assures that all planning projects undertake the appropriate level of environmental compliance.
    • Serves as park lead for documentation of park projects/activities on NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
    • Assumes responsibility for key elements of wilderness compliance such as conducting and documenting Minimum Requirements Analyses (MRAs) and Extent Necessary Determinations (ENDs) and coordinating science in wilderness compliance review process.
    • Works with cultural resources staff to ensure that cultural compliance is completed.
    • Determines the relevancy, nature, and scope of information required to identify, evaluate, and recommend alternative environmental management strategies and attendant impacts, including biological and physical environmental components and processes, existing human uses and facilities, legal land status, cooperating agency objectives, and public preferences.
    • Attends meetings, workshops, symposia, and trainings to stay abreast of new environmental impact assessment methodologies, environmental law and policy developments, and wilderness issues.
    • May give presentations at professional conferences or engage in education of/outreach to the public at appropriate venues regarding park environmental compliance processes.
    • Regularly participates in unit planning projects, providing expertise on compliance issues and in researching, data gathering, and writing a variety of environmental compliance documents. Assists in developing public involvement strategy, and facilitates public hearings and workshops. Ensures planning projects undertake the appropriate level of compliance.
    • May assume responsibility for other tasks including elements of research permitting, maintenance of the park's physical and electronic library, and maintenance of Resource Management Division pages of the park website.
    • May travel to other parks in the Alaska Region to assist with/learn from compliance projects and procedures.
    For more information about this position please contact Sara Doyle at Sara_Doyle@nps.gov or (907) 697-2675.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550069900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.