The Hoosier National Forest (Forest) is seeking interested individuals for an exciting career in land and resource management. The position is a permanent full-time appointment. The duty station is located at the Hoosier National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Bedford, Indiana. For additional details on the position, please call Gary Dinkel, Ecosystem Program Manager at (812) 547-9237.
This Outreach Notice will help determine the potential applicant pool for the position and establish the appropriate recruitment method for the job advertisement. Informed by the results of this outreach, the position will be announced for applicants from either current government employees (MERIT) or the general public (DEMO). If you are interested in the position please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to Gary Dinkel, email@example.com no later than January 15, 2016
All respondents will be notified via email when the vacancy announcement becomes available. There will be a separate process to apply for the position.
Please reply to this outreach by January 15, 2016.
This position is a permanent full time position with a duty station of Bedford, Indiana. The incumbent would serve as the Hoosier National Forest’s soil scientist/ hydrologist . The primary duties will be soils and hydrology support to Forest and District projects via collection of field data, participation on interdisciplinary teams and the formulation of projects for soil and water management and restoration. This would involve preparing specialist reports for NEPA documents, providing expertise on implementation issues that arise, monitoring the effectiveness of design features or mitigation measures and overseeing the implementation of soil and water projects.
Typical issues include soil productivity and erosion and sediment control and effects on karst. Incumbent will provide support to a wide variety of land management projects. Primary emphasis areas include road and trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration projects involving timber harvesting, wildlife habitat improvement and special use permitting. Incumbent will implement appropriate soil and water monitoring protocols, coordinate the Forest wide monitoring program and maintain the Forest soils inventory information.
In addition to having a strong technical proficiency, a key consideration in being selected for this position is the ability to effectively engage with fellow interdisciplinary team members and the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.