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    Summary

    These positions are located at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, OR. These employees serve as Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) State Coordinators for the data collection team.

    There are two positions available.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Summer Dunn at 503-808-2071 or

    summer.l.dunn@usda.gov

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    Responsibilities

    • Take an active role in promoting field crew safety (proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), aviation operations, safety briefings, etc.).
    • Coordinate the collection of data on: forest type; stand size and stand age; land-use and ownership; natural and anthropogenic treatments and disturbances; tree attributes; shrubs and herbaceous vegetation; insects and disease; and soil hydrology.
    • Collaborate with information management staff to set-up, test, and fix errors with data collection software and hardware.
    • Develop, organize, and provide trainings to field staff to ensure quality data collection.
    • Conduct surveys to obtain information on the effects of land management operations, land use, natural disturbances, and climate change on forest health and tree species populations, biomass, growth, harvest, and mortality.
    • Participate on Forest Inventory and Analysis task teams to develop and implement forest inventory protocols and information management systems and promote data collection consistency.
    • Plan and organize studies, or projects for a natural resource program, including cost/benefit analyses, methods to be used, timing, and coordination of staff both internal and external to the organization.
    • Assures that safety and health hazard analysis and emergency action plans are completed as required.
    • Establish performance requirements, and communicate performance elements and expectations to employees.
    • Perform administrative and human resources management functions such as recommending promotion of employees, and participating in recruitment and hiring of applicants for vacant positions.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel 10 or more times per year. Overnight travel may be needed to attend training, conferences, meetings, and site visits.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    11

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