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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position serves as a natural resources specialist on a Forest Service unit.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as a natural resources specialist with responsibility for assisting in developing, implementing, and administering a broad-based natural resources program for the unit. The incumbent may be assigned to work in one or a number of program areas, and may assume primary responsibility for a component of a large natural resources program.

    Conducts long and short term studies and investigations on the use of soils, water, vegetation, wildlife, and other natural resources as part of the land management and natural resources program. Coordinates surveys, performs monitoring, compiles and analyzes biological data and prepares reports using statistical inference where applicable. Assists in the development, coordination and initiation of all recreational and management aspects of recreational programs to include: preparing regulations, letters of instruction and news releases; collecting population, biological and demographic data; and developing public relations and information/education programs. Balances competing public and private goals for recreational development, commercial development, and natural resource preservation.

    Conducts short term studies using conventional fact- finding and evaluation techniques for developing baseline information on birds, fish, and small animals, including their habitat, growth limitations, and feeding requirements. Monitors damage control efforts for compliance with established natural resources program policies and procedures. Recommends new or revised policies and procedures as appropriate.

    Analyzes a variety of data associated with environmental studies. Provides input for and uses natural resources data and information generated by the Geographic Information System (GIS) to help develop and present both long and short range planning documents, and to prepare reports on study findings.

    Assists in planning, administering, and evaluating various natural resources and environmental protection programs to ensure proper consideration is given to resource conservation and protection measures.

    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/552155700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.