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    Summary

    This position is located in Region 6 on the Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Trout Lake, Washington.

    This Environmental Coordinator position serves as Planning Team Leader and is responsible for providing Forest Plan implementation direction and coordination for a complex array of resource management activities.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Erin Black 509-395-3401 or email at erin.black@usda.gov

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    Responsibilities

    • This position provides Forest Plan implementation direction and coordination for a complex array of resource management activities.
    • The resource management activities include project compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and regulations of the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance.
    • In addition, resource management activities include resource laws and regulations and litigation defense activities that include appeals and objections procedures.
    • The incumbent develops and provides management advice for processes and procedures regarding implementation and compliance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
    • As the subject matter expert, the incumbent provides Forest Line Officers with advice and interpretation of a broad range of environmental policies
    • Responsible for mediating conflicting viewpoints of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) members on preparation and processing of Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements and associated NEPA decisions.
    • Provides recommendations on or assists with public participation and collaboration efforts.
    • Serves as the Forests technical expert, executing and coordinating final evaluation and review of environmental analysis documents for Forest projects and/or programs to ensure compliance with multiple environmental policy requirements
    • In coordination with the Regional Office, serves as final authority of environmental documents for compliance with NEPA, NFMA, and CEQ guidance, and guides each of the subsequent appeal, objection, or litigation reviews.
    • Serves as ID team leader or specialist on certain projects, especially those that are large-scale, multi-unit, multi-jurisdictional, and complex
    • Identifies the need for and type(s) of environmental policy training for Forest personnel involved in NEPA, CEQ, NFMA, FOIA, objection, appeals, and litigation reviews, projects, requests, and responses
    • Supervises 20% or less of the time.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend meetings, training, project work, etc. Traveling 3 or 4 individual days a month for meetings and training. In addition, a total between 5 and 10 days a year may involve overnight stays.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593031700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.