NEPA Planner

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Lakeview, OR, United States
  • Oct 06, 2016
Full time Environmental Impact Assessment Natural Resources

Job Description

The Forest Service will be attending the 2016 Society of American Foresters (SAF) national convention in Madison, Wisconsin on November 2-6, 2016, and will be accepting applications online through USAJobs and onsite during a portion of the conference event. This is a recruitment event for Pathways positions that will be available online and during the national convention. Onsite applications will be accepted at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) national convention in Madison, Wisconsin from 2 p.m. to 7p.m. on November 2nd, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 3rd. When applying onsite, please bring two complete copies of your application package. Please refer to the ‘Required Documents’ section of this vacancy announcement. If you are unable to attend the convention, please apply online via USAJOBS from October 3-7.

Salary shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS). Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale:
The link to the hiring event at the Society of American Foresters national convention can be found at: The SAF national convention will be located at the Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53703. Directions and parking for the Monona Terrace can be found at:

Interviews will occur onsite, but also via phone, for those applicants who can’t attend the national convention in Madison, Wisconsin. Selections will be made from the combined applicant pool of those who apply online and onsite.

If you need reasonable accommodation at the SAF national convention, please contact Nita Wornom at

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.
This position will be filled at the GS-07 grade level with promotion potential to the GS-11.
This is a NEPA Planner Position on the Fremont-Winema National Forest and is located in Lakeview, OR.  For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Mike Lawrence at 541-783-4020 or

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received. All applications received by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the day that the 50th application is reached will be accepted and reviewed for referral. The vacancy announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated, however, only the next 50 applicants who apply after the initial cut-off number is reached will be considered for referral if the first certificate has an insufficient applicant pool. If you un-submit your application to make changes or updates, the date the application is last submitted will be used to determine if the cut-off number was met. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
If you have questions on how to apply, please see the Agency Contact Information which is listed below.
At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Assists in coordinating and reviewing the annual operating plans and budgets. 
Assists in developing environmental analysis reports concerning resources activity. 
Assists in conducting routine environmental studies and evaluations linking a variety of resources, such as social economics, land, air, water, timber, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, and/or special management areas.
Assists in developing environmental analysis reports concerning resources activity. 
Assists in field reconnaissance, collects, and analyzes data needed for preparation of environmental documents.
Gathers and reviews subject matter documents and includes the required information in the NEPA source document. 
Assists in providing input for the unit’s interdisciplinary planning teams.
Assists interdisciplinary teams carrying out routine environmental studies and evaluations to determine the consequences of various actions or events, i.e., forest planning projects, on the environment.
Participates in public relations events and field trips.

Travel Required
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel required
Relocation Authorized

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must be at least 16 years of age
Must complete and pass a background and security investigation
Must complete a Pathways Participant Agreement

Applicants are required to meet the eligibility requirements of the Recent Graduate program, as described below, in order to be considered for this position.
Candidates must meet all the eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. The minimum qualification requirements for each grade level of this vacancy announcement are described below:

To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two (2) years; OR
Individuals who, due to military service obligation, were precluded from applying to the Recent Graduate Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period described above shall have a full two-year period of eligibility upon release or discharge from active duty. This eligibility period cannot extend more than 6 years from the date on which the requirement for the academic degree or certificate was received.

Please note: For this vacancy announcement and specific related on-site hiring event, we will consider students who are in the process of completing their degrees. You must complete all degree requirements within four months of the application closing date to be considered a Recent Graduate. Academic documentation must accompany your application package to validate your upcoming graduation date.

Applicants can qualify by meeting the EDUCATION requirements specified below and/or the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE requirements.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered qualified for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. When using previous work experience to qualify for the position, your resume must clearly detail the appropriate experience requirements.

Job Level

Entry-level, Mid-level


Government- Federal


$40,033. Series & Grade GS-0401-0. Promotion Potential GS-11