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    These positions are located in Region 6, on the Emigrant Creek and Blue Mountain Ranger Districts of the Malheur National Forest.

    These positions provide hydrology expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of riparian and aquatic habitat within the framework of multiple-use management working as a NEPA team member.

    For additional information, please contact: Josh Giles at 541-573-3444, joshua.giles@usda.gov or Bob Foxworth at 541-575-3000 x3401, robert.foxworth@usda.gov.

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    • Duties listed are at the full performance level.
    • Participates in hydrologic and soil productivity investigations and studies required for planning and design of multi-purpose projects.
    • Independently studies water and soil resources data needed to support the Forest's position during negotiations and litigation.
    • Conducts analysis for cooperative watershed projects authorized under public law. Consults with other resource specialists in assessing the impacts of proposed programs and projects on watershed values.
    • Makes field investigations following disturbance events to assess watershed needs and recommend treatment for rehabilitation of the area. Inspects and evaluates completed watershed rehabilitation projects to determine their effectiveness.
    • Reviews applicable directives from various Federal and State agencies. Provides guidance as needed to ensure the environmental documents are prepared in accordance with NEPA practices and agency directives.
    • Participates on interdisciplinary teams to evaluate the impact of agency or non-agency activities on National Forest lands.
    • Works with team leaders, team members and other staff to identify scope of analysis, develop an analytical approach, and establish a process and schedule for preparation and review of environmental assessments.
    • Develops and provides input into the annual program of work determining budgeting and staffing needs.
    • Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit's work.
    • Performs supervisory duties 20% or less of the time.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel on occasion for meetings, trainings, or field work.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

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