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    This position is located at the Supervisor's Office of the Hiawatha National Forest in Gladstone MI.

    This position serves as a watershed specialist responsible for coordinating and leading watershed program development, organization, planning and budget, interpreting watershed condition assessments, and providing technical guidance.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Louise Congdon at louise.congdon@usda.gov or 906-428-5801.

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    • Provide a variety of hydrologic and watershed recommendations for inclusion in agency plans.
    • Provide specialized advice, training, and technical support to managers to enable them to meet watershed protection constraints while carrying out planned resource activities.
    • Provide a variety of soil recommendations for inclusion in agency plans.
    • Provide soil related information to maintain a Land Management Plan, compartment examination prescriptions, project proposals, and/or environmental analyses.
    • Oversee current and out-year planning for major watershed projects.
    • Work with program managers to develop and implement new/revised policy directives such as National Best Management Practices (BMPs), The National Watershed Condition Framework, and Forest Plan Standards and Guidelines.
    • Work with program managers to develop and implement water rights documentation and reporting, field survey protocols, geospatial data standards, and Natural Resource Manager (NRM) data stewardship.
    • Participate on interdisciplinary teams to provide resource specialist input for natural resource projects.
    • Interact and coordinate with regional, forest counterparts and other agencies on watershed related issues.
    • Prepare technical reports on soil, hydrologic, and watershed aspects of forest management.
    • Coordinate watershed program budget execution and communicate program direction among the agency staff.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training or meetings may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607740800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.