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Open to all former and/or current Federal career or career-conditional employees, and all those that qualify under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) and other hiring authorities.
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is accepting applications through USAJOBS to recruit for one permanent, full-time position of Supervisory Vegetation Specialist, GS-0401-12.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR), incumbent is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of management plans, policies, and programs to protect, inventory, maintain, monitor, manage, control or restore vegetation in Yellowstone National Park. In addition, the position serves as the park's wetlands compliance coordinator and interfaces with other divisions to assist in natural resource technical assistance requests and also oversees the invasive and backcountry monitoring programs.
As a leader and supervisor, the incumbent will perform work plans, establish work schedules, priorities and assign work of a diverse work force including ecologists, botanists, and resource management staff. The incumbent will collect data and prepare analyses of field and remote sensing data, and evaluate analyze trends, oversee the implementation of restoration projects and assess natural resource conditions. Most work is sedentary, but incumbent is expected to travel when necessary and work in outdoor settings, which require hiking and enduring various, occasionally extreme, environmental conditions.
Work station is located in the Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR) Building in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position is both a field and office position. The office work will require no unusual physical activity. Normal activities include sitting, standing, working in an office or meeting environment or travel by motor vehicle or commercial aircraft. The incumbent must be in good physical condition capable of spending long hours outdoors in extreme weather conditions. Must be capable of performing arduous activities at elevations up to 11,000 feet, including handling of heavy loads. Hiking, horseback riding, boating, flying, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are the types of exerting activities that are a necessary part of the job and not just performed for recreational purposes.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: A portion of the work is performed in an office, meeting, field or laboratory setting. Travel via motor vehicle or commercial aircraft will be required. Overnight lodging at commercial facilities, as well as attending meetings or temporarily working in other agencies' offices or locations may be required. Field situations may involve travel and work in low flying fixed or rotary wing aircraft, off-road vehicles, horseback, or walking long distances over rough terrain during inclement weather. Overnight, as well as short sustained living in backcountry or wilderness situations may be required. Incumbent is expected to perform all duties in a safe manner consistent with all applicable safety standards as well as ensure a safe working environment.
AREA INFORMATION: Elevation at Mammoth is 6,200 ft while Gardiner, MT, the nearest local community, is located at 5,300 ft. Temperatures vary from an average of 70 degrees Fahrenheit in summer to sub-zero in winter. A school is available, with kindergarten through 12, in Gardiner. Free bus transportation is provided for school children between Mammoth and Gardiner. A medical clinic is available in Mammoth. All other services are available within 55 to 75 miles from Mammoth.
Federal government housing is not available.
Housing for rent or purchase is available but limited in Gardiner, Gardiner Basin, and Paradise Valley. Housing for purchase or rent is available in Livingston, Montana. Bus transportation between Livingston and Mammoth Hot Springs is available Monday through Thursday. World class recreational opportunities such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and rafting are abundant both within and near the park.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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