U.S. nationals: Supervisory Adaptive Management Specialist (Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program)

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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Would you enjoy serving as a Supervisory Adaptive Management Specialist? This position provides direction and oversight for work assignments related to broad-based programs of biological and environmental management. Other duties include:

Serves as an advisor to the Resources Management Division Manager on issues of policy and technical matters for adaptive management and integrated resource management, and special resource programs such as endangered fish recovery programs, wetlands and riparian, and fish and wildlife habitat enhancements.

Serves as Program Manager of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, a diverse group of 26 stakeholders tasked with providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and other management actions to protect the ecosystem downstream of the dam.  Responsible for all program function accomplishment, including scheduling and budget. Through the RMD Manager and UC Regional Director, coordinates program activities with the Secretary of the Interior’s designee, Washington, D.C.

Coordinates region-wide efforts implementing adaptive management consistent with Department of Interior and Reclamation Policy, integrated resource management, and programs of biological and environmental resource enhancement. Assists regional planners, environmental compliance coordinators, and project team leaders in determining detailed, scientifically sound monitoring procedures to meet the intent and purpose of environmental commitments and mitigation which are set forth in biological opinions and records of decisions. Advises on integration of adaptive management and integrated resource management principles, procedures, policies, regulations, and guidelines produced by the President's Council on Environmental Quality, Interior, and Reclamation.

Works with staff from Reclamation's Area, Regional, Denver and Washington, D.C. offices, as well as outside entities and the public, related to effective implementation of programs and processes of integrated and adaptive resources management and resource program planning.

Supervises and participates in the work of a team of interdisciplinary specialists in the biological, physical, and other sciences to facilitate the work of the RMD.

Represents Reclamation at meetings, conferences, public information/public involvement sessions, public hearings, and other meetings as they relate to the work being performed.

Recommends protocol and methodology and provides oversight for various biological and physical field studies done within the region by Reclamation staff from the Region, Denver, or area offices, by other federal agencies, universities, state fish and game departments, or private contractors.

Reviews designs of research being conducted within the region in response to biological and physical science information needs, project impact determinations, threatened and endangered species recovery efforts and compliance activities to ensure they are properly designed to accomplish the stated objectives in a statistically valid and scientifically sound fashion.

Reviews and analyzes study results and formulates conclusions and recommendations for region and Reclamation-wide management.  Reviews proposals prepared by outside entities for technical and statistical accuracy, to ensure research objectives are clear and obtainable.

Participates in and provides follow up guidance and recommendations on the effectiveness of post-project monitoring and remediation activities in connection with authorized projects and operation and maintenance throughout the region.

Directs initiation of service agreements, cooperative agreements, grants, fund transfers or contracts to accomplish the work. Monitors the work and analyzes the resulting data to make management decisions or recommend changes in project operations throughout the region.

Located in the Resource Management Division, Adaptive Management Group, duty stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah.  For living conditions visit: Salt Lake City, Utah.

NOTE: This position is designated as a MODERATE RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Minimum Background Investigation (MBI). This is a condition of employment. Upon entrance to the position, the Human Resources Office will initiate the background investigation on the incumbent. Failure to receive a favorably adjudicated background investigation will preclude the appointment.