U.S. Forest Service

We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

U.S. Forest Service Duncan, AZ, USA
Oct 17, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Clifton Ranger District, Duncan, AZ. The position is responsible for providing professional wildlife expertise in the protection, management, and improvement of wildlife within the framework of multiple-use management of forest and rangelands. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Ed Holloway, Jr. at 928-687-8601 or ed.hollowayjr@usda.gov. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Responsibilities listed are at the full performance level. Provide professional wildlife expertise in protection, management, and improvement of wildlife within framework of multiple-use management of forest and rangelands. Prepare or review biological evaluations for threatened, endangered or sensitive species. Coordinate wildlife management activities with other resources, recognize problems and recommend preventative or mitigation actions. Prepare project work plans and coordinate project work with other unit personnel considering wildlife habitat requirements in relation to other multiple-use management of forest and range activities. Review Environmental Assessments to determine adequacy of coordination of wildlife needs. Develop or provide input into annual program of work determining budgeting and staffing needs. Prepare reports and recommendations on wildlife program activities measuring responses to management activities, including annual surveys to determine status of endangered, threatened, sensitive, and other wildlife species and animal damage surveys. Provide assistance in preparing and reviewing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements affecting wildlife resources. Contribute to evaluation of alternatives and development of final recommendations for environmental impact to wildlife resources. Participate on interdisciplinary teams to evaluate impact of Service or non-Service activities on National Forest lands. Perform supervisory duties that include administrative and human resources management functions for unit such as providing advice, counsel or instruction on both administrative and work matters. Demonstrate a commitment to fostering and promoting an equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment. Travel Required 25% or less - Travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Forest Service
Oct 17, 2019
Full time
2 vacancies in the following locations: Anchorage, AK Milwaukee, WI Summary This is a Group Vacancy for two State & Private Forestry positions in Milwaukee, WI and Anchorage, AK. The Milwaukee position leads Region 9's wood utilization program, including primary & secondary wood processing. The Anchorage position leads the Region 10 program for the conversion of facilities to biomass energy. Contact Susan Ellsworth, 414-297-3021 or   susan.ellsworth@usda.gov   about the Milwaukee position, and Debbie Hollen, 503-808-2340 or   debbie.hollen@usda.gov   about Anchorage. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The positions in this announcement will be hired at the GS-12 level only with promotion potential to GS-13. Serve as a regionally recognized expert in identifying and supporting biomass development, wood products processing and marketing. Assist with the formulation of plans, policies, and objectives and coordinate annual and long-term management programs. Anchorage, AK position: Assists federal and non-federal partners with identifying and developing opportunities for conversion of facilities to biomass thermal energy. Milwaukee, WI position: Assists federal and non-federal partners with identifying and developing wood utilization and product analysis. Coordinate planned activities among local, state, and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses to promote sustainable use of forest products. Interpret broad, related legislation requirements, develop implementation policies and guidelines and advise colleagues and internal and external partners. Recommend practices based on sound scientific ecological principles and the needs of program partners and cooperators that are consistent with legislation, agency goals, and objectives Identify and leverage linkages between Forest Service Research and Development, State and Private Forestry, and National Forest System program management and delivery. Assist in the development and adoption of performance measures that demonstrate program outcomes for Congressional and Administrative reports. Evaluate the implications of various public policy and proposals that are related to the program. Review analyses of relevant published literature to recommend findings to apply in the development of national program guidance, mission guidance, or directives. Liaison with experts in the field, including scientists, educators, or industry, to maintain awareness of trends and innovations. Oversee study projects to develop guidelines, standards, and procedures for analyzing public needs, demands, and resource capabilities. Coordinate program planning activities by managing and vetting the final project selection process. Continuously appraise program goals in light of changing economic and public concern factors. Review long and short-range action plans to ensure consistency with the natural resources program strategies and priorities. Develop and maintain working relationships with State Foresters, state implementing agency personnel and other program delivery partners. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Forest Service Montana, USA
Oct 16, 2019
Temporary
Many vacancies in the following locations: Kooskia, ID Great Falls, MT Whitefish, MT Location Negotiable After Selection, United States Summary This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to provide visitors with information, education and interpretive services for a national monument, historical site, etc. that is administered by the Forest Service. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Primary duties include visitor management practices, processes, methods, and procedures that include the following: 1) Informs the public of Forest Service recreation rules and regulations, traffic control, accident prevention, campground and picnic area operations, visitor information services, and miscellaneous recreation program activities. 2) Develops and conducts scheduled interpretive talks, conservation education programs for youth and special tour programs of Forest Service land and water areas. Defines the significance of the site and its background. Answers recurring questions that require knowledge of a limited variety of facts, events, circumstances, personalities, and natural characteristics identified with the site. 3) Checks the usage and condition of public use areas, boat ramps, group camps, and other recreation areas for safety, fire, sanitation and maintenance reasons. 4) Assists with the visitor center's program operations by either working at the information desk or at the entrance station by dealing with such issues pertaining to picnic facilities, campgrounds, visitor control, and fee collection. 5) Answers routine visitors' inquiries that range from where the locations of historical monuments are to when tours are scheduled. Complicated situations are usually referred to a higher-graded employee for resolution. 6) Assists higher-graded Park Rangers with planning improvements of visitor center facilities or conducting interpretive programs. 7) Maintains supply of informational materials and other stock items for distribution. Distributes publications requested in telephone and mail inquiries. Collects fees and book sale monies. 8) Performs routine daily opening and closing procedures and assists with general office tasks. 9) Operates and performs minor maintenance on audiovisual equipment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Forest Service Missoula, MT, USA
Oct 16, 2019
Full time
Summary This position is located in Region 1, at the Regional Office in Missoula, Montana. Responsible for supporting managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Joel Egan at (406) 329-3278 or   joel.egan@usda.gov . Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Oversees data life cycle management. Works with managers and resource specialists to determine type, amount and level of information required to develop and analyze ecosystem management alternatives. Provides expertise and makes recommendations on the development and application of geospatial analysis processes, protocols and solutions to mission critical resource management issues. Compiles natural resource, topographic, and cartographic data for creation of thematic map products and presentation materials for multi-disciplinary resource management planning. Provides advice on the implementation, management, analysis, and use of geospatial information. Provides advice and recommendations on sources, standards, integrity, compatibility. Travel Required 25% or less - Overnight travel is required for working with resource specialists at locations throughout Regions 1 and 4 as well as for meeting attendance and training. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Forest Service Kooskia, ID, USA
Oct 15, 2019
Temporary
Summary This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to provide visitors with information, education and interpretive services for a national monument, historical site, etc. that is administered by the Forest Service. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The employee performs a variety of tasks that utilize established visitor management practices, processes, methods, and procedures that include the following assignments and responsibilities: 1) Develops and presents a variety of interpretive programs including orientation talks, conducted walks, and demonstrations to a variety of general public audiences or school groups. 2) Initiates or assists with development or revision of interpretive materials, such as brochures, guidebooks, handouts, and exhibits. 3) Operates a variety of audiovisual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive programs. 4) Prepares and conducts on-and-off site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences. Initiates or assists with the creation or revision of environmental education materials. Assists in conducting teacher training and orientation programs. 5) Inventories and maintains stock of environmental education materials, equipment, and supplies. 6) Provides orientation, interpretive, and regulatory information relating to site-specific regulations, hunting and fishing programs, and other visitor activities. 7) Assists with maintaining working relationships with partnership organizations by attending a variety of events and functions, giving informative talks, and asking for assistance that benefits all parties involved. 8) Communicates effectively with visitors and staff by writing or through interpretive activities that aid in implementing the visitor center's outreach program. 9) Drafts a variety of written materials that include news releases, articles, correspondence, and event flyers designed to increase understanding of the Forest Service Mission, encourage attendance at or assistance with a special event, explain the practices, goals and objectives of the visitor center, and/or related issues. 10) Assists with issuing special permits for wildlife/natural resource-dependent recreational activities or other appropriate and compatible special events or activities. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
U.S. Forest Service USA
Oct 15, 2019
Temporary
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