BUREAU OF LAND MGMT
Are you a motivated, hard-working person who can solve problems, communicate, and work effectively with other team members and external partners? Are you efficient with or can you learn database programs such as Microsoft Access and Arc GIS (Geographic Information System)?
Prineville District will be filling a Soil Scientist Position
Soil Scientist, PERMANENT GS-470-09/11
About this Position
The soil scientist provides basic input to interdisciplinary reports, best management practices for the soil resource, and planning efforts. The position requires skills for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting Soil Survey and Ecological Site Inventory data, including a good understanding of plant soil relationships. This position requires the ability to provide recommendations for protecting the soil resource and input into decisions for managing BLM lands across the district.
Daily activities include participating on interdisciplinary teams for projects related to grazing, forestry, recreation, fuels treatments, habitat restoration, and more; field data collection of soils information and correlation work related to three initial soil surveys; serving as lead for the Ecological Site Inventory effort on the district; and monitoring impacts of projects on the soil resource.
Announcement: the job opening is expected to be announced April 2016 and the posting will be available at www.usajobs.opm.gov. Interested candidates can log in, create a profile, and build their resumes in USAjobs at any time.
Office and Community Information
Prineville BLM is the largest District in Oregon with 1.65 million acres across 13 counties. The district is in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains and has a mild, relatively dry climate. High temperatures can exceed 100 degrees in the summer, while sub-zero temps are common in the winter.
Prineville, pop. 10,000, is located near the geographic center of the state, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Residents are close to hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor activities.