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    Summary

    This position is located within the Air, Water, Lands, Soils, and Minerals office in Region 9 with duty at one of the following duty locations:

    Harrisburg, IL
    Wilmington, IL
    Rolla, MO
    Nelsonville, OH
    Madison, WI
    Milwaukee, WI

    The incumbent provides support in air resource management, regulatory compliance and resource protection for air pollution within the region.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact James Gries at james.gries@usda.gov or 218-407-5831.

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    Responsibilities

    • Analyze actions to protect resources sensitive to air pollution while managing to improve ecosystems that would enhance Forest Service efforts.
    • Work with fire management staffs that have smoke management responsibilities and provide technical advice on smoke management related to air resources.
    • Develop and review plans to monitor quality assurance and control plans for special projects.
    • Provide adequate analysis of emissions to meet NEPA and Federal Conformity Regulations for prescribed fire projects.
    • Review applications and work to provide timely response to the permitting authority regarding potentially adverse impacts on National Forests.
    • Coordinate with agencies to address issues as well as private and non-government air quality interest groups.
    • Maintain a Regional data management system consistent with the National ARM Information Management Program and the Common Survey Data Structure (CSDS) framework.
    • Provide advice to forests on compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Provide advice to forests on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state and local regulations in relation to forest protection and management programs.
    • Assist in the processes of objections and litigation with the development of NEPA analysis and Environmental Assessments for individual resource management projects.
    • Maintain an understanding of the more rigorous, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved models that might be necessary to apply if screening models indicate potential issues.
    • Conduct initial qualitative and quantitative analysis of monitoring data.
    • Develop project proposals for additional monitoring with groups and agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency.
    • Coordinate air resources with entities of federal, state, county and city governments as well as private and non-government air quality interest groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend conferences, training, and meetings.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12 - Non-competitive promotion to a GS-12 after 1 year probation and successful performance.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590754500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.