Natural Resource Specialist

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Carlsbad, NM, USA
  • Dec 19, 2018
Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

1 vacancy in the following locations:


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

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This position is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico and Farmington, New Mexico.  Information about Carlsbad and the Carlsbad area can be found at Carlsbad, NM.  Information about Farmington and the Farmington area can be found at Farmington, NM.

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Coordinates and leads on-the-ground inspections of proposed surface disturbing activities associated with oil and gas development and/or other land uses. Writes Environmental Assessments (EA) describing action, setting, impacts, and measures required to mitigate the proposed actions. Participates in the preparation of and/or reviews Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Conducts field inspections of oil and gas operations and/or other surface use authorizations for the purpose of determining compliance with applicable laws and regulations, lease terms, onshore Oil and Gas Orders. Communicate on a daily basis with a variety of individuals to resolve land use conflicts between proposed land uses and other resource mandates.

Physical Demands:  Work may be in an office or field setting. Field work requires long days in the field and the incumbent must be capable of working in mountain and/or semi-arid areas as well as lift more than 50 pounds. The incumbent must be able to withstand exposure to high winds and extreme temperatures over rough terrain on foot. The incumbent may be required to fly as an observer in light aircraft at low altitude in gathering data.

Work Environment: Work that is performed in the office is performed in a typical office setting. Field conditions include the full range of topographic conditions, ranging from rolling desert plains to steep
mountains. The incumbent will, on occasion, be required to tolerate high/low temperatures, travel in air craft, dust, and high levels of noise and vibration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-3 nights per month.

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