Natural Resource Specialist

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Mar 07, 2018
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Energy Environmental Planning - NEPA Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. 

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This position is Norman, Oklahoma. Information about Norman and the Norman area can be found at Norman, OK. 

Physical Demands: The work varies from principally sedentary in completing office phases of the duties assigned to performing field work. This calls for walking and other vigorous work under adverse climatic and topographic situations (heat in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and cold below minus 20 degrees F.). Average agility and dexterity are required for this position.

Work Environment: Work is in three principal settings: (a) office; (b) travel to isolated locations; and (c) inspection sites where protective clothing and safety precautions are required, subject to work around heavy construction equipment and dust. Work environment involves high risk with exposures to potentially dangerous situations such as poisonous gas, blowouts, and other potentially dangerous oil and gas operations which pose a threat to the environment.

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Responsible for permitting various types of surface activities in fluid exploration and development. Analyzes the environmental impacts of proposed drilling operations, field development, and subsequent surface disturbing operations. Specifies measures to mitigate impacts of fluid minerals development. Prepares appropriate documentation in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Reviews Notices Of Staking (N0Ss) and Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) for compliance with various regulations, orders and instruction memoranda. Arranges and conducts field inspections with operators/private land owners/surface management agencies/contractors to permit drilling and production facilities. Modifies proposals/adds stipulations as needed to protect environmental resources. Coordinates with various resource specialist in developing mitigation stipulations. Monitors construction, production, and reclamation activities to ensure compliance with environmental plans and stipulations. Detects violations during these inspections and tabs appropriate enforcement action. May include work stoppage, plan revision or development of Conditions Of Approval (COAs). Prepares detailed reports and recommends bond release from liability. Inspects items such as: drill pad construction; access roads, production facilities and pipelines; water disposal facilities; abandoned well site rehabilitation; and undesirable events (e.g .hazardous wastes spills). Serves as a technical expert on surface protection and reclamation by providing technical guidance to other staff members. Coordinates with other field offices to assure planning and environmental concerns are addressed consistently. Utilizes automated equipment (hardware/software), data, systems, and applications to accomplish the duties of the position. Collects, enters, manipulates, updates, and maintains data according to prescribed Bureau, program, and accepted industry standards. Ensures data quality and integrity by adherence to quality control standards and procedures.

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Job Level



Government- Tribal


$61,218 to $79,586 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 11.