Soil and Watershed Program Manager (USDA Forst Service, Eastern Region)
The USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, Chippewa National Forest anticipates seeking a candidate for a Soil and Watershed Program Manager, GS 11/12 - 0470/1315. This will be a permanent, full time position. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. To express interest in this position, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Notice and return to Jim Gries at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on October 20, 2017.
The position will be located in Cass Lake, Minnesota at the Chippewa National Forest's supervisors office. The Soil and Watershed Program Manager will perform the following major duties:
- Develops and executes the unit soil and watershed program. Interprets and implements new or revised policy directives or program materials from higher authority or regulatory agencies; prepares reports on a variety of complex studies; formulates plans for local application; prepares budget proposals; and develop replies to technical watershed program information requests.
- Provides soils and hydrologic functional assistance and recommendations to managers and other resource specialist while carrying out planned management activities across all functional areas. This includes reviewing projects or activities on-the-ground to analyze soils or hydrologic impacts as a result of such activities.
- Assesses, classifies and monitors watershed conditions and trends. Leads watershed improvement program including facilitating watershed prioritization for restoration, developing watershed restoration action plans, and developing and tracking watershed improvements. Conducts and interprets soils and hydrologic surveys and analysis; watershed rehabilitation and management planning and execution; and provides technical guidance within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and range lands.
- Either individually or as part of an interdisciplinary team, develops and evaluates a variety of proposed actions from all functional areas to ensure technical and administrative quality and compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as directives related to the watershed program area. Conducts and interprets soils surveys and analysis as needed. Writes specialist reports, evaluations, and environmental documents.
- Represents the agency with various state and federal agencies concerning soils and water issues for all resource programs. Serves as liaison with a variety of other agencies or partners to achieve watershed goals through collaboration.
Fill out attached form and email it to Jim Gries at email@example.com