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National Marine Fisheries Service Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA, United States
Sep 22, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) with two vacancies in Woods Hole, MA. This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZT-3 is equivalent to the GS-09/10. The ZT-4 is equivalent to the GS-11/12. The full performance level of this position is ZT-4. If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS-NEFSC-2017-0065, which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both. * A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses   is not   authorized. * This position   is not   in the bargaining unit. NOTES: * This vacancy may be used to fill other Biological Science Technician, ZT-0404-3/4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement). This position has a selective placement factor: Experience with processing and reading long lived temperate fish otoliths in order to determine their age.   * Your application materials must clearly demonstrate this experience. Failure to do so will result in your application being marked as ineligible. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Biological Science Technician, you will perform the following duties: Use significant professional-level knowledge of fisheries and related research cruises to participate as a creative member of a research team to design studies; devise improvements to subsystems; and develop technical equipment, instruments, software, or analyzing test results. Provide technical supervision over the at-sea technician’s workloads. Use advanced knowledge of fish and invertebrate species identification of the Northwest Atlantic Continental Shelf Ecosystem; and use complex technical equipment to sort, weigh, and measure collected samples for length, sex, gonad maturity, and extract age structures such as otolith, scales, or illicium. These duties are described at the FPL ZT-4, the ZT-3 is developmental leading to such performance. Closes 09/26/2017
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission Stony Brook, NY, United States
Sep 22, 2017
Full time
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER Stony Brook, NY The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking candidates for an Environmental Engineer to work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to focus solely on storm recovery tasks in connection with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). The Environmental Engineer will conduct engineering reports, plans and specifications, contract and work plan reviews and approval for wastewater treatment plant repairs and resiliency upgrades. Will conduct monthly inspections to document construction upgrades, generate inspection reports, and review and approve reimbursement requests. Will coordinate and conduct Community Assistance Visits with local Floodplain Managers within NY Rising communities to assess proficiency and training needs. This position will extend through September 2019. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering, or related field and must hold a New York State Professional Engineer’s license with current registration. Incumbent will have experience applying engineering principles in identifying and solving engineering problems related to protecting and remediating air, land, and water resources. Experience and capability working with state and local water/wastewater agencies required. Experience with operation of wastewater treatment utilities and facility reconstruction preferred, as well as experience with SPDES permits compliance action and inspection process and procedures. Refer to www.neiwpcc.org for full position description. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by October 6, 2017 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. In the email subject line, please reference position number 17-NYS-SR-SUNY-002.
U.S. Forest Service Plains, MT, United States
Sep 22, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is temporary, and has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.   This position is located within the Lolo National Forest. The primary purpose of this position serves as a principal assistant on a Ranger District performing work in support of the unit’s recreation program. Responsible for implementing both annual and long-term work plans for developed recreation sites (campgrounds, day use sites, recreation residences, etc.) both developed and dispersed.      For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kelly Altmiller at 406-826-4320 kaltmiller@fs.fed.us or Heather Berman at 406-210-5287 hberman@fs.fed.us.        The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Participates with other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to deal with them. Participates in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. Monitors program budget and communicates with supervisor about expenditures. Prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies. Recommends settings for a variety of proposed recreation facilities and provides information about the characteristics of each area. Monitors the scope of the approved operating plans. Gathers, complies, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Serves as COR determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project. Works with contracting personnel to describe the job and develop specifications and a bid package. Serves as inspector and contracting officer’s representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly. Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans. As Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately. Performs all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit.   Serves as qualified Forest Protection Officer. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Works with the Concessionaire of the site to ensure compliance with the permit. Assists with the enforcement of Scenic Area regulations. Enforces park, forest, and public property requirements or comparable federal regulations, i.e., title 36 CFR, including issuing of violation and warning notices. Patrols roads, trails, and/or waterways and ensure that use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations. Protects the scene of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law enforcement officials. Responds to emergency calls and takes action as needed to protect visitors and resources, and resolve problems. May inspect recreation residences documenting findings and making written and/or contact with permitees to make sure permitees are complying with the terms of the permit. . Patrols management unit to collect use data, identify or correct unsafe conditions, answer visitor inquiries, prevent vandalism and other anti-social behavior, gather current information recreation opportunities, and prevent theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire. Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Maintains developed sites e.g., roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. Makes repairs, removes or replaces facilities, or closes areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures. Where applicable, maintains and assists in the renovation of Recreation Rental Cabins. Prepare annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard.   Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Determines informational and regulatory signing needs for the unit including arranging for installation, and monitors for effectiveness. Helps to keep sign inventory current. Provides information that is both technical and general in nature to the public and employees. Responds both in person and in writing to requires from the public. Responsible for visitor safety and operation at the site. Assists with annual employee orientations and training. Assists in providing environmental education curriculum in schools by working with educators. Presents relevant topics at orientation or unit meetings to educate co-workers. Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. Performs administrative and human resources management functions for the unit; provides advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters; and assures full compliance with safety regulations. Closes 09/25/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Hawaii National Park, HI, United States
Sep 22, 2017
Full time
Summary The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (15) temporary positions at Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii and Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: November, 2017. Individual duty stations vary by park site. For additional information on each park, visit their website: Haleakala National Park:  http://www.nps.gov/hale Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:  http://www.nps.gov/havo Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park:  http://www.nps.gov/kaho Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park:  http://www.nps.gov/puho Mount Rainier National Park:  http://www.nps.gov/mora This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Serves as a Law Enforcement Commissioned Ranger responsible for performing law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution under provisions of applicable laws, rules, and regulations enacted to insure the protection and safe use of park resources. The primary duty of this position is the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States through education, investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected or convicted of violating these laws. Appropriate enforcement to protect park natural, cultural, historical and human resources constitutes the basic reason for the existence of this position and occupies a substantial portion of the Ranger's working time. Other assigned duties include providing emergency services such as emergency medical services, search and rescue, wildland firefighting, etc. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Kaloko-Honokohau NHP, and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau NHP: Special Consideration: The island of Hawaii is subject to high concentrations of volcanic fumes, especially sulfur dioxide gasses. The fumes are known to be hazardous to an unborn fetus, and persons with heart and respiratory problems. The Kona coast primarily experiences vog conditions throughout the year, and occasionally eastern Hawaii island and other Hawaiian islands. Long-term effects on normal healthy persons are unknown. Mount Rainier NP: This ranger will supervise the volunteer Winter Nordic Patrol and Nordic Patrol operations. They will also conduct visitor contacts in the Paradise area in an effort to inform visitors of the daily avalanche conditions as well as backcountry permit requirements and the challenges of winter weather on the upper Mountain. Messaging avalanche risks to a variety of user groups is very important. Driving on steep, snow packed, and icy roads is a necessary skill. Additionally, will patrol popular day use and overnight backcountry ski and snowshoe routes. Most possess the skills necessary to respond to search and rescue incidents in a winter mountainous environment. Will provide winter operations and SAR training to other staff and volunteers. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity. Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions. Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons. There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required. Closes 09/25/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com